Auckland Libraries: Read together Auckland

Read together Auckland

Saturday 12 June 10am to 2pm Free

Come together for a fun whānau festival of reading with local authors, performances, workshops and more at the Te Atatū Peninsula Library and Community Centre. **This event has passed.**

Read together Auckland event.

Performance schedule 

10am: Pacifica Mamas 
Take a journey around the Pacific with the Pacifica Mamas with interactive songs, stories and dance.  

10.30am: Read and sing together with Sharon Holt 
Sharon Holt is a children’s writer, publisher and creator of books and resources in te reo Māori, including Mahi Tahi (Work together), Matariki (The Māori new year) and Kōrero Mai (Speak to me)

11am: Read together with Malcolm Paterson 
Malcolm Paterson is the author of ‘The taniwha in our backyard’,’The tunnel in our backyard’ and ‘The castle in our backyard’. 

11.30am: Read together with David Riley 
David Riley is an author, publisher, teacher and passionate reading advocate. His books include the Pasifika Heroes series, Where I Live, Powering up with Joseph Parker and Jammin’ with Steven Adams.  

12noon: Captain Flintlock 
Captain Flintlock will read his story accompanied by fun balloon twisting and other pirate tricks! 

1pm: Read together with Malcolm Clarke 
Malcolm Clarke is a screen editor, and writer of popular children’s picture books, Tu meke Tūī and Tu Meke Tuatara

1.30pm: Read and sing with Judi Cranston 
Judy Cranston is a teacher and musician, and the founder of kindyRock  - music and movement songs for kids! 

Workshops 


10am: Jaqui from Literacy Waitākere  – Reading together for parents who find reading challenging.

10.30am – 11am:  SPELD NZ  - Encouraging reading for kids with learning difficulties

SPELD NZ  is a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in assisting people with dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities. 


11am - 12 noon: Oratia Media - Your work in print

Join us for a presentation from Oratia Media  and learn how a book goes from concept and production to the shelf.  

12 noon - 1pm: Toitoi

Toitoi  have produced a quarterly journal of writing and art by young New Zealanders aged 5-13 since 2015. They celebrate the ideas, imaginations and creative spirit of young Kiwis across Aotearoa. Come and find out and how you can have your work published in Toitoi.

1pm – 1.30pm: HIPPY  - Learn techniques for reading with your tamariki

HIPPY  (Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters) is a home-based early education programme working in 40 communities around New Zealand. HIPPY serves families from a wide range of ethnic and geographic groups across the country, particularly focusing on those most at risk because of poverty, limited education and social isolation. This programme is unique in the way that parents are assisted to develop new skills and confidence in teaching their children. 

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