Thursday 23rd July Rooms 2 and 2a went for a walk to the Papatoetoe Public Library. It was a lovely sunny day and we enjoyed the journey.
Getting ready to go
Carefully crossing roads
Walking with a buddy
Enjoying the sunshine
Waiting outside the library
This is where we walk into the library
There are opening times and days listed on the door
We went in quietly and sat in the children’s section while we waited for the ‘Story Time Session to begin at 10.30am. There were other people in the library and so we had t be very sensible and quiet.
Sitting on the bright carpet area
Colourful tables for children
We could see that there were a lot of wonderful books on the shelves in the Junior Section of the library. Also we saw some interesting displays. There were special boxes of books too.
The July calendar of library events
All the areas were well labelled
The catalogue computer
Special book display
Mrs O’Grady read us a funny story to entertain us all.
Mrs O’Grady reading to us
We enjoyed the story
Next we were invited to move into he centre of the library where the movie screen was set up. We met Chris who is a librarian at the library. He was in charge of the story time for the day. There were other children there to enjoy the story time with us. They came with their parents and caregivers.
Listening to the song
Learning a new song
Doing the actions
Dancing to the music
The data projector
The movie screen
Chris the librarian
It was digital story day and we listened as the story on Chris’ I Pad was projected through the data projecter and onto the big screen.
The Three Little Pigs
We could see the characters move adn talk to us
Chris asked people to help him with the I Pad
We were all very interested
After the first story we had a time of stretching and moving. It was fun making the scarves move to the music.
It was very enjoyable moving to the beat of the music!
Books, CDs, DVDs and videos too
She showed us the different things we can borrow
Anyone can join the library
She showed us some library cards
Ani spoke to us about belonging to the library
Next we listened to Ani who told us all about joining the Papatoetoe library. All we have to do is bring Mum or Dad or Grandma or Grandpa to the library with us. They need some photo ID, then they can sign us up to join. Then we can get a library card of our own.
Next Ani took us all around the library to see the different areas and displays.
The returns slot
The withdrawl dask
The catalogue computer
The self-scan machine
Shelves adn shelves of books
The Pasifika collection
Wriggle and Rhyme
Just before we left the library everyone had time to read some picture books. There were a lot to choose from.
Reading is fun
We look carefully at the illustrations
We shared our story with our buddies
Jayde’s Mum read to her!
We can read quietly
I lkie my book
We read lots of books
Norman reads with his MUm
Ailey’s Mum likes ot read too
Can I come back to the library again?
Next we walked back to school. Because we had missed out on play time we hav=d a drink from the water fountain if we were thirsty and had a short play on the playground together before going in to class to write a story about our adventures!!