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Hastings District Libraries is again running the Summer Sparks Challenge for children aged 5-12. 

You can sign up online from Monday 26 November with the programme running between 3rd December 2018 and 20th January 2019.

What is Summer Sparks?

A fun set of challenges and activities providing an innovative and dynamic way of encouraging children’s learning and discovery over the summer holidays.

The programme incorporates a variety of literacy forms and methods, including, but not limited to, traditional reading based elements.

How does the programme work?

Children aged 5-12 years complete activities and then tell us, show us, or amaze us with whatever wonderful form that has taken.

Each child gets an activity log with 25 different activities on it, arranged by type into ‘challenge sets’. These sets are themed so children can complete ones that appeal to them more, or all of them, should they wish to.

The programme activities are broad and easily scaled up or down depending on the age and ability of the child. There is no right or wrong way to complete the activities, it’s all about imagination.

Children can come in as many (or as few) times as they like. Children that go away for large parts of the holidays can still participate – just come in when you can. 

Themes for this summer

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This year there is also an extra sticker for those who complete 5 activities across multiple challenge sets.

Prizes

There are a bunch of great prizes up for grabs!

The more challenge sets a child completes the more entries they receive. Children can gain up to 11 entries into prize draws of their choice. If they complete all 25 challenges, they will also be entered into a Super Sparks prize draw.

Information for Schools

Let’s work together to keep children learning over the summer.

Our team can come out to one of your assemblies or visit individual classes to talk about our Summer Sparks literacy programme.

Contact the Learning and Discovery Team at hdlprogrammes@hdc.govt.nz

Sign up for Summer Sparks

Follow this link if the form fails to load. online form.

Hastings

Monday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 8.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Havelock North

Monday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday CLOSED

Flaxmere

Monday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday CLOSED

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