Summer Holiday Programme

Whether you're on the road, or staying local, your local library has what you need these school holidays.

Check out these exciting events for kids!

Contact your library for further information.

Motueka Library

Murchison Library

Richmond Library

Takaka Library

Motueka Library                    

Event Description Date and Time
Summer Road Trip Reading Adventure Help us drive our library camper van around the South Island this summer. Pick up your special reading log from your library and get reading! For ages 5-11. Free. Monday 16 December - Friday 31 January
Relaxing Reads Teens age 12+ are invited to let us know what they're reading, along with a one sentence review. Enter at your library and go in the weekly draw for a $10 cafe voucher. Monday 16 December - Friday 31 January

South Island-Te Waipounamu

Scavenger Hunt

Search the library for ten cleverly hidden clues and enter our lucky prize draw. Ideal for children ages 5-12. Free. Monday 16 December - Friday 31 January
Christmas Makerspace Join us for fun and fabulous stories. Create some awesome Christmas craft to take home. Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult. Free. 10.00am-11.00am, Thursday 19 December
Summer Craft Makerspace Experience a range of fun hands-on art activities. Drop in any time between 10.00am and 11.30am for a 45 minute craft session. Free. 10.00am-11.30am, Thursday 9 January
Book Chat Book talk, new books, snacks and fun diversions for 8-12 year olds. Free. 11.00am-12.00pm, Tuesday 14 January
Techy Time Learn through play with our Bots, 3Doodler pens, LEGO and more. For children age 7+. Free. 10.00am-11.30am, Thursday 16 January
Outdoor Summer Picnic Bring along a picnic to enjoy while watching Box of Birds puppet show by Birdlife Productions in Memorial Park next to Motueka Library. There will be giant games, chalk art and more. Free. 10.30am - 12.00pm, Tuesday 21 January
Book Chat Book talk, new books, snacks and fun diversions for 8-12 year olds. Free. 11.00am-12.00pm, Thursday 23 January
Summer Craft Makerspace Experience a range of fun hands-on art activities. Drop in any time between 10.00am and 11.30am for a 45 minute craft session. Free. 10.00am-11.30am, Thursday 30 January
Board Games Galore Learn to play something new, or have fun with an old favourite. We have Cooect 4, Snakes and Ladders, Ludo, Scrabble, Checkers, Cluedo, Mouse Trap and more! Free. All day, Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5, Friday 7 February

Murchison Library        

Event Description Date and Time
Summer Road Trip Reading Adventure Help us drive our library camper van around the South Island this summer. Pick up your special reading log from your library and get reading! For ages 5-11. Free. Monday 16 December - Friday 31 January 
Relaxing Reads Teens age 12+ are invited to let us know what they're reading, along with a one sentence review. Enter at your library and go in the weekly draw for a $10 cafe voucher. Monday 16 December - Friday 31 January

South Island-Te Waipounamu

Scavenger Hunt
Search the library for ten cleverly hidden clues and enter our lucky prize draw. Ideal for children ages 5-12. Free. Monday 16 December - Friday 31 January

Richmond Library            

Event Description Date and Time
Summer Road Trip Reading Adventure Help us drive our library camper van around the South Island this summer. Pick up your special reading log from your library and get reading! For ages 5-11. Free. Monday 16 December - Friday 31 January
Relaxing Reads Teens age 12+ are invited to let us know what they're reading, along with a one sentence review. Enter at your library and go in the weekly draw for a $10 cafe voucher. Monday 16 December - Friday 31 January

South Island-Te Waipounamu

Scavenger Hunt
Search the library for ten cleverly hidden clues and enter our lucky prize draw. Ideal for children ages 5-12. Free. Monday 16 December - Friday 31 January
Drop-in Techy Time Learn through play with Bots, 3Doodler pens, LEGO and more! For young tech loving children age 7+. Free. 10.00am-12.00pm, Tuesday 7 January
Mr Roberelli Award-winning fabulous children's performing duo Mr Roberelli is coming to town! Join us for a highly interactive musical show that will give kids the time of their lives. For children ages 4-9. Koha appreciated. 10.30am-11.15am, Wednesday 8 January
Outdoor Storytime Games, stories and art outside in the sunshine. There will be Giant Jenga, giant Connect Four, and chalk for creating art work. Pre-schoolers please bring an adult. Bring lunch to enjoy together afterwards. Free. On the lawn outside the library. 12.00pm-1.00pm, Thursday 9 January
All Ages Art Space Get creative with paints, pencils, crayons, coloured paper, glue and more. There's something for everyone! Free. 10.00am-12.00pm, Thursday 16 January
Teen Takeover Check out brand new YA books, eat tasty snacks, play games and get crafty with our new badge making machine. For teens age 12+. Free. 1.00pm-4.00pm, Thursday 23 January

Takaka Library                

Event Description Date and Time
Summer Road Trip Reading Adventure Help us drive our library camper van around the South Island this summer. Pick up your special reading log from your library and get reading! For ages 5-11. Free. Monday 16 December - Friday 31 January 
Relaxing Reads Teens age 12+ are invited to let us know what they're reading, along with a one sentence review. Enter at your library and go in the weekly draw for a $10 cafe voucher. Monday 16 December - Friday 31 January

South Island-Te Waipounamu

Scavenger Hunt
Search the library for ten cleverly hidden clues and enter our lucky prize draw. Ideal for children ages 5-12. Free. Monday 16 December - Friday 31 January
Makerspace - Cool Sun Visors Make a fantastic paper visor using paper, scissors and accessories to wear over summer or for a special event. Free. 10.00am-12.00pm, Tuesday 7 January
Mr Roberelli Award-winning fabulous children's performing duo Mr Roberelli is coming to town! Join us for a highly interactive musical show that will give kids the time of their lives. For children ages 4-9. Koha appreciated. 10.30am-11.15am, Friday 10 January
Coding With Scratch Make your own computer games in this hands-on coding session for beginners and more advanced "Scratchers". Cost: $6. Phone 03 525 0059 to book your spot. 1.30pm-3.00pm, Thursday 16 January
Ocean Creatures Origami Small children are invited to play with paper, scissors and glue to create an underwater mobile. Older children and adults will be provided with origami projects. Free. Drop in any time between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. 1.30pm-3.30pm, Friday 17 January
Puppet Show - Box of Birds A very special puppet show for 3-5 year olds featuring some of your favourite New Zealand birds, puppetry, music, interactive songs and humour. Free. 1.00pm-1.30pm, Wednesday 22 January
Teen Takeover - Style Me Sustainably Clothes, chats, challenges, op-shopping and tips from fashion guru Sonya Leusink-Sladen. Spot prizes, refreshments, and a $10 op shop allowance provided. Book your spot at Takaka Library. 11.00am-2.00pm, Friday 24 January
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