Read Around the World

July School Holiday Programme - Travel the world in stories, from the comfort of the children’s library area.

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9 July
France

📅 Tuesday 9 July, 10.30am
🗺️ Porirua City Centre Library
➡️ Free

France Bonjour! Parlez-vous Français? Join us for stories by French authors, read bilingually, in french and English. Create your own miniature French vocabulary colouring book.


10 July
Mexico

📅 Wednesday 10 July, 10.30am
🗺️ Porirua City Centre Library
➡️ Free

Hola! Join us as we head to North America for a lively Mexico-themed story time. Following our tales of diversión fabulosa (fabulous fun), create your own colourful Mexican papercrafts to brighten up your space at home.


11 July
Digital Discovery

📅 Thursday 11 July, 10am–12pm
🗺️ Porirua City Centre Library
➡️ Free

Make your own computer translator in Scratch, use Makey Makey to bring maps to life, translate to sign language with micro:bit, and design musical flags with Sphero Bolt! Limited numbers – RSVP to [email protected]


16 July
Digital Discovery

📅 Tuesday 16 July, 10am–12pm
🗺️ Porirua City Centre Library
➡️ Free

Make your own computer translator in Scratch, use Makey Makey to bring maps to life, translate to sign language with micro:bit, and design musical flags with Sphero Bolt! Limited numbers – RSVP to [email protected]


17 July
Artists Around the World

📅 Wednesday 17 July, 10.30am
🗺️ Porirua City Centre Library
➡️ Free

Join us for stories highlighting artists from around the world and be inspired to create your own masterpiece at our art tables.


18 July
East Asia

📅 Thursday 18 July, 10.30am
🗺️ Porirua City Centre Library
➡️ Free

Konnichiwa! Anyong haseyo! Join us for stories from East Asia, then create a pastel-on-black paper illustration of the place you call home.


All events are on at Porirua’s City Centre Library, in and around the children’s library area. Parents and caregivers to remain with children at all times.

We reserve the right to cancel or replace events if adverse circumstances occur. Join the Porirua Libraries Children’s Chat Group on Facebook for most current details: facebook.com/groups/PoriruaLibraryChildrensChat or visit our website.

9 July - 18 July, 2024