Fun and learn­ing at li­brary

Rotorua Weekender - - News - Shauni James

The Ro­torua Li­brary has been full of fun, learn­ing and even a good dose of danc­ing th­ese school hol­i­days.

Ac­tiv­i­ties are be­ing run over the two weeks of school hol­i­days, with the first week fea­tur­ing a Mys­tery Bag Chal­lenge, mak­ing Pi­casso masks, learn­ing about an­i­mal wel­fare, mak­ing Frieda Kahlo flower crowns and a Lego Town ses­sion, and then a Rain­bow Dance Party on Wed­nes­day.

It in­cluded a ball pit, selfie frames, about 100 bal­loons and plenty of danc­ing.

Those at­tend­ing were also en­cour­aged to dress up in their favourite colours or dress up cos­tumes, with the party host­ing the likes of su­per­heroes and Ana and Elsa from Frozen.

Ginny Grant, who was at the Rain­bow Dance Party with twins Mila Grant and Kennedy Grant, 5, says they went along be­cause it was a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to be in­volved in the li­brary com­mu­nity.

The twins were wear­ing match­ing colour­ful dresses, which were re­cent birth­day presents.

Ginny says the Rain­bow Dance Party was the per­fect event for their new dresses.

Mila and Kennedy say they loved the bub­bles and bal­loons at the event, as well as how it felt like a big party.

Dar­ma­nine En­sor says she and her chil­dren, Heaton En­sor, 8, and Mila En­sor, 5, had been go­ing to the li­brary’s ac­tiv­i­ties ev­ery day.

“It’s great be­cause the ac­tiv­i­ties have bro­ken up the day and they’ve loved them.

“It’s a great thing the li­brary is do­ing.”

Heaton says he en­joyed the Mys­tery Bag Chal­lenge which was held on Mon­day, and at the Rain­bow Dance Party he had fun danc­ing with a mous­tache on.

Mila En­sor also en­joyed danc­ing at the party.

There are plenty more ac­tiv­i­ties this com­ing week avail­able for fam­i­lies to get stuck into.

The up­com­ing Lego Town ses­sions are both booked out, but there is a Lego por­traits ses­sion, an in­stru­ment mak­ing ses­sion, and a Matisse cut-outs ses­sion with no book­ings re­quired.

Those who build an in­stru­ment out of re­pur­posed ma­te­ri­als can then join the Great Te Aka Mauri Band for its de­but per­for­mance at 11.20am on Wed­nes­day.

■ For more in­for­ma­tion about ac­tiv­i­ties go to­toru­al­i­

Photo / Shauni James

Kennedy Grant, 5, and Mila Grant, 5, en­joy the Rain­bow Dance Party in their match­ing dresses.

Photo / Sup­plied Photo / Shauni James

There was colour and high en­ergy at the Ro­torua Li­brary’s Rain­bow Dance Party.

Photo / Sup­plied

Chil­dren learn more about car­ing for an­i­mals.

Chil­dren learn about what work the Ro­torua SPCA does with Ro­torua SPCA ed­u­ca­tion man­ager Ge­off Ruds­dale.

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