Christmas is a busy time of year. It can be hard to keep the kids entertained while harnessing their excitement. Or maybe you need a break from the Christmas hustle and bustle? Visit us each day during the week leading up to Christmas for a range of fun free events for kids and parents at the Library.
Please note that children under 14 must be supervised by an adult at our Christmas events.
The Chatter Christmas Party
Monday 17 December 10:00am – 12:00pm
The Chatter Christmas Party will celebrate 2018 in good old fashion Chatter style. Come
join all the regular Chatterers in a very merry Christmas pot luck event, there will be carols,
food, laughter and you will also meet someone new. This is a great way to kick off the
holiday season, let your hair down and reflect on another fantastic year. Meri Kirihimete
Christmas Storytime and Decoration Making
Every morning from 11:00am we will have a Christmas story and craft to complete.
This will be a magical event for kids who love Christmas time! There will be Christmas stories and Christmas decoration making. Kids can even take what they make home, with no cost or mess at home for you! Each day we will be making a different decoration so you can attend as many sessions as you desire!
Christmas Break Boredom Busters
Every afternoon between 2:00 – 4:00pm we will have a fun, free activity for kids. No registrations are required, just come along and join in on the fun.
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A competition for all ages. We have four Christmas scenes for you to colour – get them back
before Friday 21 of December, and you could win a Christmas themed book! Entries are available from the Library.
Christmas Carols in the Foyer
Thursday 20 December
Come along for a few hours of free performances from a selection of local musicians. At
12:30pm The Lyrical Librarians will perform a selection of Christmas carols and songs, to
finish off the event with a bang. Come along and join in, or sit back, relax and soak up the
Current lineup of performances:
12:30 – Lyrical Librarians
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.
Prepare for a night of fun this Halloween as we run two amazing events for kids. Costumes are a must and fun is guaranteed!
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!
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!
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.