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09 December 2016

This Summer Thames-Coromandel Libraries are going Intergalactic with a Book Wars Bingo Challenge, Alien Creations, Jedi Training and more!

Summer of Star Wars

12 December 2016 - 26 January 2017

This Summer Thames-Coromandel Libraries is going Intergalactic with a Book Wars Bingo Challenge, Alien Creations, Jedi Training and more!

Get your kids reading over the summer with the Book Wars Bingo Challenge. This is a quick and easy way to challenge your children's reading over the summer holidays. Pick up a Bingo sheet from your local library, and as your child completes a book for each square on the bingo card, bring it in to the Library to be signed off. For each line of the Bingo card that is completed they go in the draw to win!

Or join us for our FREE activity days where we'll be doodling on the moon (and other planets), creating a set of Star Wars figures and dressing as our favourite characters for a Star Wars showdown. There is lots to do over Summer at your local Library.

Registrations open 12 December 2016

Tuesday 13 December 2016 - All Day:

Alien creation - Create your own alien. What does it eat? Where does it live? What's its spaceship like? What is its home planet like? Join us at the library to create a new alien race and hand them in to go on display in the library! (No registration required)

Tuesday 20 December 2016 - All Day: 

Doodle on the moon - Add your art to a planetary body today! Draw whatever you like to our lifelike moons and see your intergalactic art go up on display for everyone to see! (No registration required)

Please register for the following January 2017 activities

Tuesday 10 January 2017 at 10.30am:

Star Wars Figures - Take home your very own Chewwy, Han, R2D2 or make a set to recreate your favourite adventures

Friday 13 January 2017 at 10.30am:
Costumes - Create your own Yoda ears, Leia buns and Jedi robes.

Tuesday 17 January 2017 at 10.30am:
Star Wars art - Collage, Cartoons and Comics, which character do you want to be on your wall?

Friday 20 January 2017 at 10.30am:
Jedi Academy - Train your senses, reflexes and skills with a Lightsaber. Can you feel the Force?

Tuesday 24 January 2017 at 10.30am:
Starfighters, Rockets and Space crafts - What can you recycle and reuse into a spaceship fit for a Jedi?

Friday 27 January 2017 at 10.30am:
Star Wars Showdown! Come as your favourite Starwars character and put your knowledge to the test! The Book Wars Bingo Challenge prizes will also be given out, so be sure to join in the fun!

These activities run for approximately one hour.

Contact your local Library to register:

Thames Library | 07 868 6616 | 503 Mackay Street, Thames

Tairua Library | 07 864 7960 | 2 Manaia Road, Tairua

Mercury Bay | 07 866 4776 | 1 Victoria Street, Whitianga

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WiFi restrictions in Rotary Park, Thames

Thames Police have advised incidents requiring police intervention, in Rotary Park are escalating.

They identify the provision of free WiFi as a contributing factor, and following on from a meeting with Council staff and contractors it has been decided to restrict the hours that WiFi will be provided by Thames Library.

From Monday 12 December 2016 WiFi will not be provided between the hours of 7pm and 7am. We believe the majority of users appreciate this service and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.