What's On at Your Library

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Motueka Library                        

Date and Time Event Description
1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge Here is the epic reading challenge for adults you have been waiting for! Read authors A to Z in one year - yep, that's 26 authors in 52 weeks, or one author every two weeks. Win prizes, have fun, discover new authors and read your way A to Z. Pick up your reading log from your library any time from 1 July onwards.
Monday 1 November - Friday 24 December Take & Make: Leaf of Love

We are saying goodbye to our library building at 12 Pah St. Write a farewell note to express your thoughts about what the library at 12 Pah St has meant to you. Your Take & Make kit will contain leaf shapes, a gel pen and some historical facts about Motueka Library. Free.

Wednesday 17 November - Wednesday 8 December Take & Make: Artist Postcards

We are celebrating famous artists with a make-your-own postcard kit containing a postcard, decorative papers, pictures, colouring-in, and fast facts about artists. Designed with adults in mind. Free.

Wednesday 1 December - Friday 24 December Christmas Surprise Reads

Discover new authors and storylines when you choose a Christmas Surprise Read. Your chosen items will be library books wrapped in Christmas paper (to hide their identity!) that you will need to issue to your library card. Simply return your book to the library when you have finished reading it. Free.

Monday 6 December - Saturday 11 December Take & Make: A Taste of Christmas

Bake some easy festive foodie treats for Christmas using delicious recipes provided in this kit. Truffles, cupcakes and gingerbread recipes might spark your creative baking and decorating skills! Free.

Friday 10 December - Sunday 30 January Hivemind Teen Writing Challenge

A mini writing competition for teens with book prizes? Yes please! Teens simply choose a writing challenge and get scribbling. Open to teens age 12+. Enter here.

Monday 13 December - Saturday 18 December Take & Make: Christmas Decoration

'Tis the season to get crafty and have fun creating your own Christmas deocrations

Saturday 18 December 2021- Saturday 29 January 2022 Book Buzz Scavenger Hunt

As you hunt for clues in the library, learn fun facts about books! Grab a question sheet and go for a wander around the library to find all ten scavenger hunt posters. Each one will include a fact about books and libraries. Free.

Saturday 18 December 2021 - Saturday 29 January 2022 Book Buzz Bingo

Collect a Book Buzz Bingo card from the library or download from our website from 18 December. Can’t collect a card? Email us at: childrensteam@tasman.govt.nz and we will drop one in the post for you. Complete a line on your bingo card and collect a prize.  All completed bingo cards will go into a lucky draw for a Family Board Game. Free!

Wednesday 29 December - Saturday 29 January Decorate Your Book Buzz Summer Bee

Pick up your Book Buzz Summer Bee from the library and colour, embellish, stick, paint, decorate! Entry forms can also be downloaded from our website. Return your masterpiece to the library by 29 January and be in to win.

Wednesday 5 January - Saturday 15 January Take & Make: 2022 Calendar & Dream Board

Create a Dream Board to start 2022 in a fresh, upbeat way. Your kit will also include a a blank 2022 calendar to decorate. Free.

Wednesday 5 January - Saturday 29 January Sizzling Summer Surprise Reads

Next time you visit the library, pick up a Sizzling Summer Surprise Read. Your chosen parcel will be wrapped in paper (to hide its identity!) and will need to be issued to your library card. Simply return your surprise read to the library once you have finished reading it. Free.

Wednesday 5 January - Saturday 29 January Take & Makes for Tamariki

Get creative this summer! A variety of Take & Make craft kits for tamariki will be available over summer. Free. We love to see what you create! Email us at: childrensteam@tasman.govt.nz

Monday 10 January - Saturday 22 January Look For A Book

We have teamed up with shops along High Street and hidden books in the windows! Pick up your entry form from Motueka Library and have fun searching for our books in the shop windows, then go in the draw for a spot prize. Free.

Monday 10 January - Monday 28 February Take & Make: Book Page Art

Transform a book page into a work of art with this fun Take & Make kit. Use any art materials you like to create something amazing with your page from a book. Bring your completed creation back to the library and we'll display it in the new library. Free.

Monday 10 January - Saturday 23 January Take & Make: Butterflies, Bees and Birds

This kit contains seeds to attract butterflies and bees to your garden, wild bird seeds to attract birds,fast facts, a crossword and a bookmark. Free.

Murchison Library                        

Date and Time Event Description
1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge  Here is the epic reading challenge for adults you have been waiting for! Read authors A to Z in one year - yep, that's 26 authors in 52 weeks, or one author every two weeks. Win prizes, have fun, discover new authors and read your way A to Z. Pick up your reading log from your library any time from 1 July onwards.
Friday 10 December - Sunday 30 January Hivemind Teen Writing Challenge A mini writing competition for teens with book prizes? Yes please! Teens simply choose a writing challenge and get scribbling. Open to teens age 12+. Enter here.
Saturday 18 December 2021- Saturday 29 January 2022 Book Buzz Scavenger Hunt As you hunt for clues in the library, learn fun facts about books! Grab a question sheet and go for a wander around the library to find all ten scavenger hunt posters. Each one will include a fact about books and libraries. Free.
Saturday 18 December 2021- Saturday 29 January 2022 Book Buzz Bingo Collect a Book Buzz Bingo card from the library or download from our website from 18 December.Can't collect a card? Email us at:childrensteam@tasman.govt.nz and we will drop one in the post for you. Complete a line on your bingo card and collect a prize. All completed bingo cards will go into a lucky draw for a Family Board Game.Free!
Wednesday 29 December - Saturday 29 January Decorate Your Book Buzz Summer Bee Pick up your Book Buzz Summer Bee from the library and colour, embellish, stick, paint, decorate! Entry forms can also be downloaded from our website. Return your masterpiece to the library by 29 January and be in to win.

Richmond Library                        

Date and time Event  Description
1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge Here is the epic reading challenge for adults you have been waiting for! Read authors A to Z in one year - yep, that's 26 authors in 52 weeks, or one author every two weeks. Win prizes, have fun, discover new authors and read your way A to Z. Pick up your reading log from your library any time from 1 July onwards.
Monday 6 December - Sunday 12 December Take & Make: Festive Decorations Enjoy getting creative with these festive decorations. There are gingerbread people to decorate, baubles to colour in and Santa cones to roll! Designed with kids in mind. Free.
Monday 13 December - Sunday 19 December Take & Make: Necklace and origami box Create a necklace, then an origami box, put the necklace inside and voila! You now have a beautiful handmade Christmas gift for a friend. Free. While stocks last.
Friday 10 December - Sunday 30 January Hivemind Teen Writing Challenge A mini writing competition for teens with book prizes? Yes please! Teens simply choose a writing challenge and get scribbling. Open to teens age 12+. Enter here.
Wednesday 15 December, 3.00pm Book Group Join us in Washbourne Gardens for adult conversation about the books you've been reading. Bring a deck chair and sun hat. Free.
Thursday 16 December Activity in a Bubble Book your bubble in to the library to enjoy a fun, hands-on activity together in a safe environment. Bring along your curiosity, playfulness and problem-solving skills! Phone 543 8500 or email childrensteam@tasman.govt.nz to book your spot.
Saturday 18 December 2021- Sunday 30 January 2022 Book Buzz Scavenger Hunt As you hunt for clues in the library, learn fun facts about books! Grab a question sheet and go for a wander around the library to find all ten scavenger hunt posters. Each one will include a fact about books and libraries. Free.
Saturday 18 December 2021- Sunday 30 January 2022 Book Buzz Bingo Collect a Book Buzz Bingo card from the library or download from our website from 18 December. Can’t collect a card? Email us at: childrensteam@tasman.govt.nz and we will drop one in the post for you. Complete a line on your bingo card and collect a prize.  All completed bingo cards will go into a lucky draw for a Family Board Game. Free!
Wednesday 29 December - Sunday 30 January Decorate Your Book Buzz Summer Bee Pick up your Book Buzz Summer Bee from the library and colour, embellish, stick, paint, decorate! Entry forms can also be downloaded from our website. Return your masterpiece to the library by 29 January and be in to win.
Thursday 30 December Activity in a Bubble Book your bubble in to the library to enjoy a fun, hands-on activity together in a safe environment. Bring along your curiosity, playfulness and problem-solving skills! Phone 543 8500 or email childrensteam@tasman.govt.nz to book your spot.
Thursday 20 January Activity in a Bubble Book your bubble in to the library to enjoy a fun, hands-on activity together in a safe environment. Bring along your curiosity, playfulness and problem-solving skills! Phone 543 8500 or email childrensteam@tasman.govt.nz to book your spot.
Thursday 27 January Activity in a Bubble Book your bubble in to the library to enjoy a fun, hands-on activity together in a safe environment. Bring along your curiosity, playfulness and problem-solving skills! Phone 543 8500 or email childrensteam@tasman.govt.nz to book your spot.

Find out about our Computer Classes, here.

Tākaka Library                        

Date and Time Event  Description
1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge Here is the epic reading challenge for adults you have been waiting for! Read authors A to Z in one year - yep, that's 26 authors in 52 weeks, or one author every two weeks. Win prizes, have fun, discover new authors and read your way A to Z. Pick up your reading log from your library any time from 1 July onwards.
Wednesday 1 December - Friday 24 December Xmas Selfie Frame Fun

Gather your mates and have some fun taking photos with our festive frame. Props included for fun selfies with friends! Free.

Monday 6 December - Saturday 11 December Take & Make: Christmas Star

Pick up your free Take & Make kit and create a decorative star to hang on your Christmas tree. Designed with adults in mind. Free.

Friday 10 December - Sunday 30 January Hivemind Teen Writing Challenge

A mini writing competition for teens with book prizes? Yes please! Teens simply choose a writing challenge and get scribbling. Open to teens age 12+.Enter here.

Monday 13 December - Saturday 18 December Take & Make: Snowman Decoration

Pick up your free Take & Make kit and create a snowman decoration our of recycled book pages. Designed with adults in mind. Free.

Monday 13 December - Saturday 18 December Take & Make: Christmas Card

Christmas stickers, ribbons and more are included in this fun and festive craft kit. Simply pick up your kit from the library and have fun creating your own Christmas card using festive craft materials. Christmas themed activity ideas included! Free. 

Thursday 16 December Activity in a Bubble

Book your bubble in to the library to enjoy a fun, hands-on activity together in a safe environment. Bring along your curiosity, playfulness and problem-solving skills! Phone 525 0059 or ask at Tākaka Library to book your spot. Free.

Saturday 18 December 2021- Saturday 29 January 2022 Book Buzz Scavenger Hunt

As you hunt for clues in the library, learn fun facts about books! Grab a question sheet and go for a wander around the library to find all ten scavenger hunt posters. Each one will include a fact about books and libraries. Free.

Saturday 18 December 2021- Saturday 29 January 2022 Book Buzz Bingo

Collect a Book Buzz Bingo card from the library or download from our website from 18 December. Can’t collect a card? Email us at:childrensteam@tasman.govt.nz and we will drop one in the post for you. Complete a line on your bingo card and collect a prize.  All completed bingo cards will go into a lucky draw for a Family Board Game. Free!

Monday 20 December - Wednesday 22 December Xmas Soft Toy Sleepover

Bring your teddy, doll or favourite toy animal to stay the night in the library! Come back the next morning to see what they got up to overnight when the library was closed. Your soft toy friend will have a photo with them when you pick them up so you can see what festive fun they got up to. Free.

Monday 20 December - Saturday 25 December Take & Make: Gift Tag

Pick up your free Take & Make kit and create a decorated gift tag to include with a Christmas gift for someone special. Designed with adults in mind. Free.

Thursday 23 December Activity in a Bubble

Book your bubble in to the library to enjoy a fun, hands-on activity together in a safe environment. Bring along your curiosity, playfulness and problem-solving skills! Phone 525 0059 or ask at Tākaka Library to book your spot. Free.

Wednesday 29 December - Sunday 30 January Decorate Your Book Buzz Summer Bee

Pick up your Book Buzz Summer Bee from the library and colour, embellish, stick, paint, decorate! Entry forms can also be downloaded from our website. Return your masterpiece to the library by 29 January and be in to win.

Monday 3 January - Saturday 8 January Take & Make: Chalk Fun

Get creative, have fun and make some memories with sidewalk chalk with the materials provided in this fun kit. Free.

Thursday 6 January Activity in a Bubble

Book your bubble in to the library to enjoy a fun, hands-on activity together in a safe environment. Bring along your curiosity, playfulness and problem-solving skills! Phone 525 0059 or ask at Tākaka Library to book your spot. Free.

Monday 10 January - Saturday 15 January Take & Make: Hedgehog Note Holder

Get folding to make this cute-as-a-button folded hedgehog note holder. This cute little friend is great at holding your reminders and makes a cute Christmas gift too. Children age 7+ will get the most out of this kit. Free.

Monday 10 January - Saturday 15 January Take & Make: Summer Bouquet

Collect your free Take & Make kit and create a summer bouquet using buttons. All you need is our kit, and your imagination! Designed with adults in mind.

Thursday 13 January Activity in a Bubble

Book your bubble in to the library to enjoy a fun, hands-on activity together in a safe environment. Bring along your curiosity, playfulness and problem-solving skills! Phone 525 0059 or ask at Tākaka Library to book your spot. Free.

Monday 17 January - Saturday 22 January Take & Make: Upcycled CD Frog

In this kit you will find everything you need to create a cute upcycled CD frog! Who wouldn't want one of those?! Free.

Monday 17 January - Saturday 22 January Take & Make: Summer Hat Collage

Collect your free Take & Make kit and create a summer hat collage using buttons. All you need is our kit, and your imagination! Designed with adults in mind.

Thursday 20 January Activity in a Bubble

Book your bubble in to the library to enjoy a fun, hands-on activity together in a safe environment. Bring along your curiosity, playfulness and problem-solving skills! Phone 525 0059 or ask at Tākaka Library to book your spot. Free.

Monday 24 January - Saturday 29 January Take & Make: Summer Button Picture

Collect your free Take & Make kit and create a summer button picture using buttons. All you need is our kit, and your imagination! Designed with adults in mind.

Monday 24 January - Saturday 29 January Summer Fun Pack

Let's celebrate summer with a pack of summer-inspired activities and fun ideas to get you outside and enjoying the summer weather. Free.

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