🐕 Paws and Pages for Tamariki – introducing ‘Reading to Dogs!’ 🐾

📚🐾Inspire a Love for Reading with our Reading to Dogs Program!🐾📚

Is your child a hesitant reader? Do they feel shy or nervous when it comes to reading aloud? We have the perfect solution – introducing our brand-new programme: Reading to Dogs!

🌟 Why Reading to Dogs? Our program offers a comfortable and supportive environment for young readers to practice their reading skills. Tamariki will read to Izzy, a gentle and calm 10-year-old Shih Tzu who loves kids and has been with Canine Friends pet therapy for years.

📖 How it Works:

  • Children will read to a certified dog who is accompanied by the dog’s handler.
  • Each session is 15 minutes long.
  • Free service
  • Bookings are essential.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.

📅 When: Fridays

  • 1st March
  • 8th March
  • 15th March
  • 22nd March

📞 How to Book: Please ring 03 2111 697 or email us at community@ilibrary.co.nz.

Don’t miss out! Book your session now and inspire a love of reading in your child’s life! 🌈📚🐾

🌞📚 Tamariki Great Escape Summer Reading challenge

Link to Great Escape Summer Reading

📚 Join the Great Escape Summer Reading Challenge! 🌞

🎉 Calling all tamariki aged 12 and under! The summer fun is here with our exciting reading challenge.

🏆 Read Books, Complete Activities, Win Prizes! Participate in the challenge by reading books and completing fun activities to earn entries for our awesome prize draws.

📖 Free Book for Every Challenger! Every tamariki who successfully completes the challenge will receive a brand new book to add to their own collection.

📍 Where to Join: Pamphlets are available to pick up starting from 1st December at the Bluff and Invercargill Public Libraries. Can’t wait? Download your copy below!

 👉 Download Pamphlet 👉 Download Bookmark 

📅 Challenge runs from 1st December 2023 – 31st January 2024

Let the adventure begin! Grab your pamphlet, start reading, and embark on The Great Escape Summer Reading Challenge. Happy reading! 📚🌟 

🏖️ Holiday Time! January school holiday programme

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mon22apr10:30ammon11:00amWā Kōrero - Storytime10:30am - 11:00am Audience:Family,Kids

mon22apr2:00pmmon4:00pmAhiahi Hanga - Building Afternoon2:00pm - 4:00pm Audience:Family,Kids

tue23apr10:30amtue11:00amWā Kōrero - Storytime10:30am - 11:00am Audience:Family,Kids

tue23apr2:00pmtue4:00pmWā Toi - Mobile making2:00pm - 4:00pm Audience:Family,Kids

wed24apr10:00amwed12:00pmSchool holidays in Bluff! Morning session10:00am - 12:00pm Audience:Family,Kids

wed24apr10:30amwed11:00amWā Kōrero - Storytime10:30am - 11:00am Audience:Family,Kids

wed24apr2:00pmwed4:00pmWā Toi - Poppies for Anzac Day2:00pm - 4:00pm Audience:Family,Kids

fri26apr10:30amfri11:00amWā Kōrero - Storytime10:30am - 11:00am Audience:Family,Kids

fri26apr2:00pmfri4:00pmKēmu Matahiko - Digi Drop in2:00pm - 4:00pm Audience:Kids

Filter Events

mon22apr10:30ammon11:00amWā Kōrero - Storytime10:30am - 11:00am Audience:Family,Kids

mon22apr2:00pmmon4:00pmAhiahi Hanga - Building Afternoon2:00pm - 4:00pm Audience:Family,Kids

tue23apr10:30amtue11:00amWā Kōrero - Storytime10:30am - 11:00am Audience:Family,Kids

tue23apr2:00pmtue4:00pmWā Toi - Mobile making2:00pm - 4:00pm Audience:Family,Kids

wed24apr10:00amwed12:00pmSchool holidays in Bluff! Morning session10:00am - 12:00pm Audience:Family,Kids

wed24apr10:30amwed11:00amWā Kōrero - Storytime10:30am - 11:00am Audience:Family,Kids

wed24apr2:00pmwed4:00pmWā Toi - Poppies for Anzac Day2:00pm - 4:00pm Audience:Family,Kids

fri26apr10:30amfri11:00amWā Kōrero - Storytime10:30am - 11:00am Audience:Family,Kids

fri26apr2:00pmfri4:00pmKēmu Matahiko - Digi Drop in2:00pm - 4:00pm Audience:Kids

🪐 May the 4th be with you

THursday 4 May, 2023

📸 Photobooth, 4-5pm

Dress up and come to the library to take photos with our Star Wars back drop and dramatic lighting.

No registration required!

🙋‍♀️ Quiz night, 5.30pm

Register for our exciting quiz night!
Registrations are $10 per table, and open to teams of 2-6 people. At least one team member must be a library card holder.

🔦 Enjoy stories by torchlight at our Matariki Whānau Night!

👨‍👩‍👧 Enjoy stories by torchlight at our Matariki Whānau Night!

🏛️ Visit the library after hours

🎸 Sing waiata

🏕️ Build a whare with your whānau

🔦 Enjoy stories by torchlight

🥪 Snacks provided!

ℹ️ Remember to bring blankets and torches