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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Blind Date with a Book, Lucky Dip and Adult Summer Reading Challenge winners announced.

Blind Date with a Book/Lucky Dip

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Blind date with a Book/Lucky Dip promotion.

This year saw a record number of mystery books issued to children and adults alike, all in the name of love.

Child holds up a lucky dip book.
Staff member Meisha posing in front of the Adult's Blind date with a book display.

Congratulations to this year’s winners;

  • Children’s Lucky Dip competition winner Matthew Beattie, who won a $50 movie voucher and $50 ILT voucher
  • Adult Blind Date with a book competition winner  David North, who won a $50 movie voucher and $100 ILT voucher.

Adults Summer Reading Challenge

This year we announced our brand new seasonal reading challenge. The first challenge began in December, and we received many entries.

A huge congratulations to Leanie Geldenhuys who wont the $50 voucher for the Adults seasonal reading draw.

The Autumn challenge is out now, so pop down to the Library and pick up your entry today!

Drop in and get help with your Device, our new weekly programme starting this week.

Day: Wednesdays
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Adult’s Non-fiction Area

We are excited to announce our new device drop-in sessions starting Wednesday 14 March.

These weekly drop-ins are an informal support group to help get you familiar with your digital device. Whether it’s a tablet or mobile phone, someone will be able to help you with the basics.

Come and learn how to use Press Reader, load eBooks or audio books or just use your device to access library services. The service is free, just bring yourself and your device along.