Spooky Saturday at St Andrews Library


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18 September 2014 

Children’s book author Gary Nelson brings his latest spooky story to Hamilton’s St Andrews Library this month.

Mr Nelson, a Hamilton-based author, will launch The Scariest Haunted House Project Ever at St Andrews Library, on Saturday 27 September, in a fun-filled event for children 8-12 years old.

Running from 10.30am-12noon, the free event will include Mr Nelson sharing stories from his new book, a treasure hunt, a haunted house build and more.

Mr Nelson describes his latest book as fun yet educational for junior readers.

“Although the books are very enjoyable full-length chapter books, there are definitely some lessons blended in. First, I want them to have fun, enjoy the story and get to know the Project Kids. Next, I would like them to take away some practical life skills, by following the Project Kids as they progress through the key stages of a project - Think, Plan, Do and Finish Up,” says Mr Nelson. 

Hamilton City Libraries’ Children and Teen Services Librarian Aaron Martin says it is wonderful the local author is getting involved in the community libraries.

“Gary has done readings at our Hillcrest and Glenview libraries, and we are delighted he is coming back to speak at his local library, St Andrews. We are very proud of his books,” says Mr Martin.

This book is the sequel to The Ultimate Tree House Project in Nelson’s Project Kids Adventure series.

Copies of the book will be available for purchasing and signing.

Author talks reflect some of the goals of the draft Hamilton Libraries Strategic Plan – libraries as community hubs, and supporting literacy and reader development. The draft Hamilton Libraries Strategic Plan can be viewed at www.hamilton.govt.nz/loveyourlibraries, where members of the public can also provide feedback.



Name:             Aaron Martin
Designation:   Children and Teen Services Librarian
Tel (Direct):     07 838 6983
Mobile:            021 397 540
Email:              aaron.martin@hcc.govt.nz

Name:           Jeff Neems
Designation:  Communication Advisor
Tel (Direct):    07 838 6509
Mobile:           021 818 564
Email:             jeff.neems@hcc.govt.nz

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