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Exciting School Holiday Events:

Maths is Fun


  • 7 July - 10 July (Two half day sessions)

  • Winter Warmers


  • 23 June - 1 August

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    What is the Maths is Fun Programme?

    Children register at the Masterton District Library for an exciting holiday maths programme with rewards, activity sheets and a certificate of completion... designed to introduce maths via songs, fun activities and games, this free programme runs for two half days during the first week of the school holidays.

    What is the Winter Warmers Reading Programme?

    Children register at the Masterton District Library for this free incentive based reading programme which runs for 6 weeks during the winter. They read books for enjoyment (this is not a competition). They then ‘report-in’ to their Library for a one-on-one session with their Librarians. The children receive a sticker each time they complete a review, and at the end of the programme there is a finale where they are presented with a certificate and book to keep. The aim of the programme is to make reading fun!

    The programme is available at Masterton Library, through the sponsorship of the Eastern and Central Community Trust.

    The ECREAD'N Eastern and Central Reading Encouragement and Development Network produces the programme and Masterton Library is one of the 23 Eastern and Central Region libraries delivering the programme.

    The Library has book collections and reading support information to cater for children taking part in the programme.

    The New Zealand Post Book Awards

    New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults reward excellence in children’s literature, recognising the best books for children and young adults published annually in New Zealand.

    Twenty finalists have been selected from more than 120 books submitted for the award across four categories:
    Picture Book, Non-Fiction, Junior Fiction and Young Adult.

    The winners will be announced Monday 23 June.

    Reserve from any of the finalists by clicking on a book below.

    Searching the library catalogue just became easier

    You can now search the library catalogue with just the click of one button from anywhere on the web.

    The "Check Library" bookmarklet lets you know whether a title is available at your library from bookstores and other websites across the web.

    Check Libary <-- Drag this button to your toolbar.

    How do I use it?

    To use it, go to a book webpage and click the bookmarklet that is now in your browser's bookmarks bar.