Free buses to Taranaki Children's Book Festival

Free buses to Taranaki Children's Book Festival

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

South Taranaki residents are being offered free buses to one of the region’s most anticipated literary events of the year.

Thanks to Weir Brothers, South Taranaki families have the opportunity to travel to the event free of charge.

Not only that, but once at Puke Ariki, you will be able to enjoy hours worth of fun, illustrator workshops, storytelling, entertainment, authors free for autographs and photos and a collectors temporary tattoo and festival badge which every participant will get as they enter the door!

“It’s extremely exciting to offer the free buses to this event,” says South Taranaki District Council’s District children’s and young adult librarian Pam Jones. “The kids always have a blast at the finale – being able to meet up with their favourite authors in person – and always come back with some really fun memories.”

The Taranaki Children’s Book Festival is in its fourth year and is a highlight in the literary calendar. Authors and Illustrators such as Donovan Bixley, Jill Marshall, Moira Wairama, Des Hunt, Brian Falkner, David Hill, Ruth Paul and Diana Neild will spend a week traveling around Taranaki schools before meeting up for the finale on Saturday 24 March.

If you would like to reserve some seats on the bus, please pop into any of your local LibraryPlus centres and register your interest by Friday 16 March.

Taranaki Children’s Book Festival Finale: Saturday 24 March, 10am – 2pm at Puke Ariki in New Plymouth. Everyone welcome. Free of charge.
 

To find out more about the festival -

http://www.pukeariki.com/Libraries/TaranakiChildrensBookFestival2012.aspx

Or visit the Facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Taranaki-Childrens-Book-Festival/311269908921666