Source:Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU
Kia Māia te Whai Dare to Explore (KMTW) is a popular summer reading programme for five to 13 year olds, created and delivered by Auckland Libraries. KMTW has been run annually since 2011/12, and the 2017/18 programme occurred between 9 December 2017 and 17 January 2018. KMTW has been evaluated by the Research and Evaluation Unit (RIMU), with the aim of providing evidence to Auckland Libraries of the successes of KMTW and where it might be improved. This evidence supports Auckland Libraries to improve KMTW, ensuring it meets the needs of Auckland’s communities, including whānau.
KMTW 2017/18 was based on a bilingual English and te reo Māori booklet and a full te reo Māori booklet. The programme sought to contribute to a bilingual and bicultural experience for participants. Both booklets had the theme and story of kaitiakitanga. The booklets were structured around a variety of challenges for participants to complete and get signed off by an Auckland Libraries librarian. Upon completion of the challenges, participants were eligible to attend a closing party/prize giving hosted by Auckland Libraries. Individual libraries hosted closing party/prize givings during the week of 22 to 29 January 2018.
Auckland Council techncial report TR2018/022