New Zealand Post Book Awards 2008

May 7, 2008 at 3:00 pm | Posted in Books, Children's, City Library, Events, Fiction, Free Event, Library_News, Mosgiel, Non-Fiction, NZ Post Book Awards | Leave a comment

NZ Post Book AwardsThe New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults reward and recognise authors and illustrators contributing to New Zealand literature for children and young adults.

Twenty great books were short listed in February this year, with the announcement of the overall winners for this annual event happening on Wednesday 21 May at 6pm.

Many celebrations are held throughout New Zealand to observe these awards and Dunedin Public Libraries are proud to be associated, partnering with the University Bookshop, to bring you a programme to be proud of – we hope to see you there!

Opening Event:

Come celebrate the opening of New Zealand Post Book Awards and meet our special guest award winning author Kyle Mewburn, Author of Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!. Kyle will be launching his latest children’s picture book, Duck’s Stuck.

Suitable for children under 8 years. Limited numbers. Collect your tickets from the University Bookshop or the Dunedin City Library.

  • Monday 12 May 6.00pm
  • 4th Floor
  • Dunedin City Library

Happy Birthday Hairy Maclary:

Come along and celebrate Hairy Maclary’s 25th birthday! Lynley Dodd will be reading and signing books.

  • Friday 16th May 1.30p.m.
  • Storypit
  • Dunedin City Library

Limited numbers – telephone 474 3670 or collect tickets from Dunedin City Library.

Character Hunt:

Join us in having lots of fun finding some of your favourite book characters hiding around the Library.

  • Sunday 18 May 2.00pm – 3.30pm
  • Dunedin City Library

Bubbles Storytimes:

Join us for a special bubbly New Zealand Post Book Awards storytime reading of “The King’s Bubbles” by Ruth Paul.

  • Friday 16 May 10.30am Port Chalmers Library and Blueskin Bay Library
  • Tuesday 20 May 11.00am Waikouaiti Library and Mosgiel Library
  • Wednesday 21 May 10.30am City Library

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