Events on for book awards
From kiwis to cakes, the diverse range of finalists in this year’s New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards will be celebrated with free events at Auckland Libraries from June 17 to 24.
Storytime takes to the big screen on June 22 at the Academy Cinema with finalists Melu, Mister Whistler, A Great Cake and other favourite stories followed by a scavenger hunt upstairs at Central City Library.
‘‘It’s a great opportunity to remind every- one, and especially children, that at Auckland Libraries books and fun go hand in hand,’’ libraries and information manager Allison Dobbie says.
Other events are also planned for libraries around Auckland in the week before the winners are announced on June 24, including author and illustrator appearances and cupcake tea parties.
Visit the Auckland City Libraries website aucklandlib raries.govt.nz
for more information events.
To book for Storytime on the Big Screen at the Academy Cinema on June 22 at 10.30am, email laura.caygill@ aucklandcouncil. govt.nz or call 307 7751.
Seats for the event are limited.
Storytime is followed by the scavenger hunt at 11.30am.