Refurbishment Update: Stage 3 nearing completion

Stage 3 of our ongoing refurbishment project is nearing its completion. Stage 4, the final phase, is scheduled to begin 2 November 2018.

You will notice our new Help Desk right in the middle of the ground floor when you come into the Library, whether from the Dee Street or car park entrance. This is the first point of call for all of your enquiries. We will be pleased to show you around and point you in the right direction, please ask.

Visit ilibrary.co.nz/library-refurbishment for the latest updates on the Library refurbishment.

Upcoming Changes

  • All Children's material is being moved back to the renovated Children's Services.
  • Music, DVD, Blu-ray, Videogames, Puzzles, and Board Game collections are all being moved to Children's Services near the Activity Spaces
  • A new Parent’s Room is available with diaper changing and toilet facilities, accessible on the ground floor.
  • Newspapers are being moved downstairs to the ground floor.
  • Biographies are being moved downstairs to the ground floor.
  • APNK Internet Computers will be moved downstairs to the ground floor.

Spookytime and Halloween Hijinks: A fun night out for kids!

Prepare for a night of fun this Halloween as we run two amazing events for kids. Costumes are a must and fun is guaranteed!

Spookytime! (ages 0-5)

When: Wednesday 31 October, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Where:
Teens Area

Gather around for a (not-so-scary) Halloween storytime, and craft. Bring your torches and blankets and get your photo taken in front of our Halloween display. No registrations are required, just show up on the night for this Halloween treat!

Halloween Hijinks (ages 6-10)

EVENT FULL

When: Wednesday 31 October, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Where:
Meeting Room

Calling all little monsters! There’s something eerie happening at Invercargill Public Library this Halloween. Join us for spooky stories, ghastly games and a frightful scavenger hunt! We’ll provide the snacks and the scares, don’t forget to dress up and bring your torch!

The Four Day Book Sale

Our Annual Library Book Sale is back!

September 28 marks the beginning of our annual book sale. Bring along your loose change and grab a bargain. This year, due to the refurbishment work, the sale will last 4 days only so get in quick!

Located on the first floor, in the Library Meeting Room, our sale includes ex-library DVDs, CDs, puzzles and a wide range of books.  Doors open 9:00am on September 28 so come and find your next favourite book.

Donald holding book sale items
Customer Experience Team Leader Donald Cunningham sits among some of the items up for sale this year
Catherine amongth the boxes of books
Interloans Librarian Catherine Wilson sits among boxes filled with books and items for sale.

Sale Prices

  • Games and Puzzles $1
  • DVDs $3
  • Electronic Games $3
  • Audiobooks and CDs $3
  • Graphic Novels $2
  • Magazines 50c
  • Non-Fiction Books $1.50
  • Large Print Books $0.50
  • Fiction Books $1 or 6 for $5

Refurbishment Update: Stage 2 complete!

Stage 2 of our refurbishment project is now complete! The newly renovated section of the Library is now open to the public, with all collections once again available to browse. Please be aware construction work will be continuing on with the Children’s Services area being closed off.

Refer to ilibrary.co.nz/library-refurbishment for the latest updates on the Library refurbishment.

Latest Updates

  • Stage 2 is now complete. Work has begun on Stage 3.
  • Adult fiction, large print, young adult, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs and Blu-rays, music CDs, and videogames can be found in Adult Services.
  • All children's collections can now be found in Adult Services.
  • Construction work will continue on into the Children's Services area.
  • Access to the Library foyer from the Car Park and Dee Street will now open at 9:00am.

Making the Invisible Visible: Uncovering the stories of the 1893 Suffrage Petition.

Blomfield, William, 1866-1938 :Behold, she stands at the door and knocks.

Event Details

Wednesday September 12
5:30 – 7:00pm
Note: Car park closes at 7.00 pm

Invercargill Public Library Meeting Room

Join Stefanie Lash from ArchivesNZ as she Uncovers the stories of the1893 Suffrage Petition.

With a focus on the Invercargill and Southland suffragists, Stefanie will discuss some of the interesting people researched so far and demonstrate how visitors can upload their own stories of the suffragists to the ever-expanding database of knowledge about the Women’s Suffrage Petition.

Invercargill was a hotbed of women’s suffrage, and contributed over 1,200 signatures to the suffrage petition that directly led to the passing of the Electoral Act giving women the right to vote. Behind Kate Sheppard and the well-known campaigners of the day were over 25,000 suffragists whose stories are yet to be told. 

The 1893 Petition is on permanent display at He Tohu. He Tohu opened in May 2017 and will be in place for at least 25 years. Stefanie Lash, Lead Curator of He Tohu, will introduce the audience to the magic and mysteries of the Petition document.  The interactive technologies in the exhibition allow visitors to search for their ancestors by name and be instantly taken to the place on the huge roll where their signature lies – but what is this worth without being able to learn the stories of some of these ordinary and extraordinary women? 

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