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Beyond the Page-Children and Youth Literary Festival

Beyond the Page is a collaboration between three of the Wellington region’s Public Libraries, Hutt City LibrariesUpper Hutt Library and Wellington City Libraries.

In July 2017, together we will launch Beyond the Page — a festival of literary proportions for youth. As Libraries diversify to anticipate community needs, we are excited to delve into the diverse and deepening world of story in all its forms and create a celebration of our communities.

As many already know, Libraries are more than just books and printing facilities. Beyond the Page is an opportunity for youth and children to experience the ‘other’ (fizzing, creative, energetic, entrepreneurial, tech-driven, adventurous) side of Libraries and we will be building on the great work that is already happening around the region. Connect with your community and create your own story, beyond the page.

We have worked with local and national authors, illustrators and story makers to provide a rich and interesting programme of events and welcome the chance to highlight the brilliant creative work happening right here, right now.

We hope this inaugural festival will be the first of many to come. Join us on this adventure! 


You can find out more about Beyond the Page by liking them on Facebook or visiting their website

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