Wacky Warm-up knitters happy to be back in library

Sue Heke is a Rotorua Library marketing and communications coordinator.






Having the Wacky Warm-up knitting group back in the library this week is an indicator that things are getting back to some degree of normality. For this group and many of the other community groups hosted by the library, it has been a challenging time adjusting to gathering restrictions. Lorraine Barry from the Wacky Warm-up group says they are overjoyed to be able to get together again and continue their sessions in which knitters create beautifully-knitted garments for local causes. The group meets on Mondays and Fridays at the library, 10am to 12pm, and new knitters are always welcome. The Library School Holiday Programme continues through January with activities such as The Great Te Aka Mauri Summer Reading Challenge, Busy Bingo and a Summer Scavenger Hunt. In-house activities include Busy Board Games, Let’s Get Coding, Lego Mindstorms and making your own butterfly. As some events require bookings, interested parents should search for “school holiday” on the library website (www.rotorualibrary.govt. nz) for all the details. Entry to the library in traffic light orange means showing your vaccine pass, wearing a mask (unless you hold a medical exemption) and following the sign-in procedure. Social distancing of 1m is required and all the library’s children’s events allow for this. Ask about the library’s click and collect service if you are unable to come into the library for any reason by calling (07) 348 4177 or take advantage of the extensive elibrary — ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines and enewspapers — all available for free. Sue Heke