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We would like to hear from you, our public!

Let us know what you think about the services and events we offer and let us know your suggestions about things we do well and things we can improve upon.

The survey will take approximately 5 minutes of your time, please complete it online by clicking on the link below and you will go in the draw for a $100 voucher.

Be sure to let your friends and family know too. We are your library, so have your say on what we do.

Survey closes 31 May 2018.

Come listen to Author and blogger Emily Writes for a free reading and Q&A

Date: Thursday 3 May
Time: 11:00am

Come along to a free reading and Q&A with Mommy blogger Emily Writes. Located in the Learning and Activity Space, parents are welcome to bring along their little ones to the event which has been bought to you by the Dan Davin Literary Foundation.

Emily Writes shot to fame as a blogger who wasn’t getting a lot of sleep, and then reached further heights with the publication of her book, Rants in the Dark. Frank, funny and heartfelt, Writes’ book strikes a chord with many parents.

Dress up, be creative and have fun at the Library as part of the White Night Festival.

When: Saturday 5 May 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Who: All ages

White Night is a one-night-only celebration of our city and our artists.

Explore the CBD’s nooks and crannies, alleyways and buildings, insides and outsides!  Wherever creative folk exhibit, perform and gather, that’s where you should be, too.

This year the Library is excited to host a Dress-up-jam run by Barbarian Productions. The event in the library foyer will comprise a small marquee. Inside will be a group of actors who will have all sorts of costumes and props for people (of all sizes!) to put on.  The actors will encourage characters, and engagement with the people. 

The Library will also provide a fun, funky background for people to use, to take photos of themselves in their funky costumes. Use your own phones and cameras, or our friendly Library staff can take photos and put them on Facebook the following week for all to see.

For more information you can download a map from the arts festival website

Or find them on Facebook at White Night Invercargill.

Free Audiobooks for Teens! Sign up now to receive free Audiobooks through the Overdrive App.

Do you love audiobooks? Then you will love this free audiobook promotion running in April.

What is SYNC?

SYNC is a free audiobook program for teens 13+. Returning April 26, 2018, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.   In 2017, 32 titles were given away over 16 weeks.


SYNC introduces a variety of audiobook experiences to teens to demonstrate that reading can be completed by listening. Overdrive is the same app the library uses for eBooks and eaudiobooks so check out what is available through us too


SYNC is sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and titles are delivered through the OverDrive app. In advance of accessing the program, download the app in advance to whichever device you anticipate listening on and be ready to go!


Sign-up to get notifications when the FREE audiobook downloads are available. You can receive alerts by text message, email newsletter, or by visiting www.audiobooksync.com. Titles change every Friday when the program is running.

Please Note: Signing up for these alerts will not send you the titles. The alerts will only tell you when and where the title is available to download.

For more information visit the official Audiobook Sync website.

This program is run by an outside organisation and is no way associated with the Invercargill City Libraries and Archives.

Trace your WW1 Soldier this April

Our Book a Librarian service is a free service to help with research, reading advice and technology. This month, we are drawing focus to our research component with special Trace your NZ WW1 Soldiers bookings.

Each session is free, and will pair you with a research Librarian for a one-on-one session. We will tailor-make the session to your own requirements. You will have access to online databases, websites and library reference collections to help search for information on any New Zealand Solider who fought in WW1.

If this sounds like you then fill out the form below, and be sure to choose “Trace your soldier” as your enquiry type.

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