4 May 2007
Hamilton City Libraries is throwing a pyjama party for children and caregivers from 6.30pm-7.30pm on 10 May as part of the New Zealand Post Book Awards festival which runs from 7-16 May.
Chartwell Library will host the pyjama party where story-time, games, biscuits and hot chocolate will be on offer together with a special reading of Kylie Mewburn's book entitled Kiss Kiss Yuck Yuck. The book is a finalist in the New Zealand Post Book Awards picture book category and will be read by a Hamilton City Library staff member at the pyjama party.
Hamilton Libraries director Faye Clark says the pyjama party is a great way to connect young people with the fun and enjoyment of reading.
"New Zealand is rich in wonderful literature for children and young adults and what better way to enjoy a good read than over a cup of hot chocolate and some biscuits. Hamilton City Libraries is taking an innovative approach to connect children and young adults with the range of stories available to them within the fun environment of a pyjama party."
Hamilton City Libraries co-ordinates activities within the Waikato and King Country regions relating to the nationwide New Zealand Post Book Awards festival. Throughout the region, numerous activities, competitions and finalist workshops will be happening during the festival week.
The New Zealand Post Book Awards celebrates books for Children and Young Adults by New Zealand authors. The festival has dual aims, being to create awareness and recognition of the excellent standard of New Zealand-written children and young adult literature and also to promote the enjoyment of reading.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
NAME: Faye Clark
DESIGNATION: Hamilton City Libraries director
TEL (DIRECT): 0 7 838 6841
MOBILE: 021 914 461
FAX (DIRECT): 0 7 838 6858
NAME: Naomi Reynolds
DESIGNATION: Communication Advisor
TEL (DIRECT): 0 7 838 6726
MOBILE: 027 413 3448
FAX (DIRECT): 0 7 838 6761