Build a fort at the Library and read stories with your whanau!

Would you love to be in the Library after it closes? Do you love stories and fort building? Then this event is perfect for you – a fun evening for families with young children (or grandchildren)!

Bring your whanau and listen to the best stories we have handpicked by our librarians! Then, once the Library is closed, use all of our props to make your very own fort and enjoy reading by torchlight together as a family.

Event Details

  • Friday 17 May
  • 6:30 - 8:00pm
  • Families with kids aged 2-7
  • Free, registrations required

Our Harry Potter Escape Room is back by popular demand!

Due to popular demand our Harry Potter Escape Room has returned! Can you escape Professor Snape’s Potion Study before time runs out? You and your fellow Hogwarts students have just 35 minutes to escape before You-Know-Who arrives.

This escape room is aimed at those aged 12 to 100 years, though younger participants are welcome as part of a group. Maximum group size of 6. Registrations required.

This event is now full.

The Great Escape Launch Party! A fun, free event for kids!

The Great Escape is our summer reading challenge, for all ages! This year, we will be hosting a fun, free launch event for kids! 

We will have face painting, a photo booth, and lucky dip prizes for kids present on the day! The Santa Parade starts at 2:00pm so come in early and have some fun at the Library before securing a great spot to watch the parade out front!

Key Info

  • Fun and free!
  • Saturday 1 December
  • 12:00 - 1:30pm
  • Before the Santa Parade!

What to expect

Lucky Dips!

(while stocks last!)

Photo Booth!

Face painting!

Family Fun!

Family Build-a-Fort Night Event – Registrations now closed

Date: Friday 8 June
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Registrations required!

Do you like reading stories by torchlight under your blankets? Do you like building blanket forts around the house? Then join us for an evening of stories and fun at the Library!

We will start our evening off with a selection of stories, and once the library closes you will be let loose to rearrange the furniture and build the most amazing blanket fort you can! You’d better be quick though as we will be turning off the lights to make sure your reading by torchlight experience is the best we can offer.

You will need to come prepared for this night of building fun with a torch (or two) and some blankets to make your fort with. We will provide everything else. If you are interested in attending this event, then register now!

Register for the Family Build-a-Fort Night

Sorry, we have reached capacity for this event!

Free comic book day – a fun day of activities and freebies.

Date: Saturday 5 May
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Join us at the Library as we celebrate Free Comic Book Day, brought to you by the NRG.

There will be 1000 comic books to give away! Titles include; The Avengers, Power Rangers, Spider Man, Star Wars, Disney Princesses, Transformers and so many many more.

There will also be a collection of super hero and pop memorabilia and photo screens for the little and large super heroes to capture the day and don’t forget the colouring competitions and spot prizes galore.

Receive one comic for turning up and a second for dressing up.

NRG are proud to run this event with the support of sponsor Mee and Henry Law Limited.