올 해도 Summertime Reading Challenge 가 시작되었습니다. 좋아하는 책 많이 읽으시고 다양한 상품도 받으세요. 가까운 도서관에 준비된 엽서나 온 라인으로 등록하세요. 12월 1일 부터 내년 2월 28일까지입니다. 어린이는 0 – 13살까지, 어른은 14이상입니다.
이 달에도 많은 새로운 책들이 도서관에 들어왔습니다. 여행계획이있으시다면 도서관 전자책을 가져가세요. 훨씬 가볍게 떠나실 수 있을거예요. 도서관 카드 잊지마세요.
림태주 작가의 ‘관계의 물리학’ – 사람에 대한 애정, 세상과의 관계에 지치고, 나답게 살기를 원하지만 끊고 맺음의 균형에 서툰이들을 위한, 작가 특유의 위트와 통찰력이 시적인 감수성으로 잘 그려진 책입니다.
‘나는 그냥 버스기사입니다’ 운전하며 글 쓰는 버스기사 허혁, 자신의 버스안에서 바라본 세상, 그 세상 속의 자신을 이야기한 책입니다.
우리 엄마가 나와 형제들을 키우며 느꼈을 슬픔과 기쁨, 괴로움을 똑같이 겪으며, 나는 엄마와 다시 이어졌다. 딸을 키우며 단 하루도 엄마 생각을 안 한 날이 없다. 그만큼 엄마가 절실히 그리웠다. 우리 엄마는 얼마나 외로웠을까? 이런생각을 할 때마다 가슴이 무너졌다 – ‘ 시읽는 엄마’ 프롤로그 중에서.
‘달빛 변호사’ 저자 김영훈 – 현직 변호사로서 법정에서 일어나는 또 다른 세상의 이야기를 소설 형식을 빌려 쉽게 풀어나간 책입니다. “ 법정은 우리 삶의 축소판이다. 법정에 선 이들은 원고와 피고, 피해자와 가해자를 가리지않고 모두 어려운 상황에 직면한 사람들이다. 이들에게 격려와 위로가 되어주고 다시 일어나 앞으로 나아갈 버팀목이 되어 주는 것이 변호사의 역할이다.”
‘혼자서 본 영화’ – 여성 학자 정 희진이 20년간 본, 저자 자신의 인생 영화 28편을 책에 담았습니다. 한편 한편 섬세하게 분석한 이책은 영화를 좋아하는 분들에게 새로운 재미에 빠져들게 합니다.
Don’t forgot to drop in a great board or picture book into the picnic basket or backpack as you head to the park this summer. They are a great way to entertain and engage with your kids as you lounge in this glorious weather.
Reading a book with tamariki provides awesome opportunities to explore, laugh and build bonds that come from conspiring over the antics of Hairy Maclary or Spot the dog. Maggie and I are looking at cheeky bears, foxes and chicks in this board book at Upper Riccarton Library.
Christchurch City Libraries Summertime Reading Club – Kōrero pukapuka ā te wā o raumati this year is for newborns to teens, covering ages from zero to 13 year olds. Developing language, a curious wonder of the world and love of reading – all come from the books we share right from when our children are babies. Plus there are great prizes to be won!
We will be here at the library all summer, so pop on down and grab a great book. Don’t forget to let us know which books made your day.
With only a couple of weeks left of school you can start thinking about how you want to spend your summer holidays. It looks like it is going to be another hot summer, which means you’ll either want to be outside enjoying the sun or find somewhere cool. Reading is something you can do in all sorts of places; lazing in the sun at the beach, perched in a tree, beside (or in) the pool, or in a tent. While you’re soaking up some rays and a good book you can also be participating in our Summertime Reading Club.The Summertime Reading Club is our annual reading competition, that is open to anyone from 0 to 16 years who is a member of Christchurch City Libraries. This year the Summertime Reading Club challenges you to read for as many minutes as you can throughout the summer.
All you need to do is pick up a reading adventure map from your local library, keep track of how many minutes you read for each day of the competition, then bring it back to the library after Monday 18 January and get a librarian to enter you in to the draw. There are some really cool prizes this year, including iPads, books, pool passes and movie passes.
We have heaps of suggestions for books that you could read over the summer holidays. Check out our kids’ booklists for ‘If you like’ suggestions. We’ve also just released our 2015 Holiday Reading Guide which includes some of our favourite reads for kids and teens in 2015.
Summer is the perfect time for hanging out with friends. This Summer you might hang out with old friends or make some new friends. Books are the perfect place for doing this. You might hang out with Greg Heffley, Percy Jackson, or Hermione Granger. I’ve made a new friend recently called Blizz Richards, from Kevin Sherry’s new book, Meet the Bigfeet (the first book in The Yeti Files series).
In 2013 4000 children and adults attended these sessions which showcased fun activities like the amazing lightning ball (which literally made people’s hair stand on end) and making skeletons. Skilled presenters introduced children to the science behind these activities.
Science Alive is a not-for-profit trust is dedicated to promoting the value of science and technology to the public.
To find out where these free programmes are running this year check our Events calendar. Something to look forward to later in the year are sessions showing children how to grow their own crystals (it’s the International Year of Crystallography).
This summer the trust co-sponsored the Summertime Reading Adventure. They also hosted 16 free sessions in libraries during January which were a roaring success. Nearly 400 kids of all ages enjoyed these.
In March our librarians will be heading out to the Under 5 Festival to tell stories as part of this Science Alive initiative to introduce preschoolers to science. Sounds like a lot of fun will be had.
Have you ever met a poet? We are hosting four sessions with children’s poet Greg O’Connell as part of our Summertime Reading Club. Children at Papanui and Linwood @ Eastgate libraries were delighted with the performances this week and there is still time for you to come to South Library at 11am or Shirley Library at 2pm on Monday 20 January for a free 30 minutes of original poetry and fun.
Originally from Oamaru, Greg has been a teacher and children’s librarian but has now branched out into visiting schools to perform his poetry and writing original poems for the School Journal. Some of his little fans were at the Papanui library session and they took great delight in hearing their favourite poems again.
The concerts are part of the Summertime Reading Club activities run by Christchurch City Libraries every year. Visit your local library or Paper Plus store to pick up a reading map for girls and boys aged between 5 and 12 years. There are exciting prizes to be won. See the Christchurch kids blog for more details. There is also a film competition for older children. Final date for entries for both competitions is 24 January.
Christchurch kids have been busy over the hols with the Summertime Reading Club. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who entered for their great work. Have a look at photos of the prizegiving at Central Library Tuam on Friday 25 January 2013.
Kid’s say they’re bored of their books? Try searching a reading list for other authors that write stories like their favourites and they can join the Summertime Reading Club where they may win a prize!
My favourite time of the year to sit down and enjoy some really good books is when I’m on holiday. You can read uninterupted for as long as you like and you get through heaps of book (or try to). At the library we always like to encourage you to read as much as you can and these holidays we’re giving you some extra encouragement. If you’re under 12 years of age and you’ve been reading like crazy or even just taking it slow, you can tell us what you’ve been reading and go into the draw to win some awesome prizes. We’re giving away pool passes, books, and a grand prize of an I-pod! You only have to read 6 books to enter the draw but you can enter as many times as you like so get reading. You can pick up a registration form from your local library or enter online here.
If you’re not sure of what to read we have some excellent resources on the library website to help you out: