🐇 Enjoy Easter fun these school holidays!

We have a great range of fun activities to keep the kids busy these school holidays!

Each weekday there will be a different activity in the morning (starting at 10.30am) and the afternoon (starting at 2:00pm).

Please note: we will be closed on the public holidays during the school holiday period. Click here for a list of our opening hours over the Easter and Anzac holiday period.

Watch out! 👀

Be on the lookout for a giant penguin wandering around the library. He's Finn's cousin, Bob.

Introduce yourself and he might give you a present!

Egg Hunt 🔍

We have hidden mini plastic eggs around the library.

Find one and read the message inside.

Bring it up to the desk to choose a prize!

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Read and win! Grab a Winter Reading card today! ⛄

Winners announced! 🏆

Congratulations to all of our lucky winners:

Early Readers
$50 Warehouse voucher – Robin Olbrich
$50 Reading Cinema’s voucher – Harry McCarthy
Book prize pack – Lewis Nelson

$50 Warehouse voucher – Alexa Oosthuizen
$50 Reading Cinema’s voucher – Olivia Carter
Book prize pack – Joshua Romero 

$50 Warehouse voucher – Oshadha Perera
$50 Reading Cinema’s voucher –Amelia Thompson
Book prize pack –Luke Smith

Winter Reading has returned! 🏂

Running for the month of July, simply pick-up a challenge card (or print one off at home) and get reading! We have three age groups; early readers (0-7 years), kids (ages 7-12), and teens (age 12-18).

Complete at least 4 challenges and you’ll be in to win! Prizes include a $50 Warehouse voucher, $50 Reading Cinemas voucher, and a Book Prize Pack!

Entries close 6pm, Saturday 31 July. Winners will be notified on Monday 2 August.

✍🏼 Write and win! Enter your Matariki-themed short story and you could win a $500 prezzy card!

Matariki Short Story Competition

Great prizes up for grabs!

Age categories:

  • 13-18 years: Winner gets a $500 prezzy card
  • 8-12 years: The winner gets a $200 book voucher.

PLUS, you’ll both get your story published on Lingogo and
win a Lingogo subscription for your school. Enter now!

What's Lingogo?

Lingogo is Aotearoa’s raddest library app for dual-language Māori & Pacific stories with audio. 

Help us celebrate Matariki 2021 by entering our short story competition before June 30. You could be flying into the Māori new year as a published author with some extra moolah in your pocket!

Competition Details

Stories must be:

  • about Matariki. Interpret that any way you want. We’ll accept fiction or non-fiction, contemporary or traditional, and all genres.
  • between 50-400 words submitted as a word doc or pdf.
  • an original, unpublished piece of work by you.
  • written in English or te reo Māori.
  • Submitted by midnight 30 June, 2021.

Who can enter:

  • You must be a NZ citizen and have parental approval.
  • You must be between 8-18 years of age.

Take your kids on a trip for a day of fun in Bluff! 🛬

On Wednesday 30 September bring the kids down for a day of stories, crafts and fun around the world at the Bluff Senior Citizen Rooms!

10:30am Morning activities

🤪 Make-a-passport
👲🏼 Chinese lantern craft
🖼️ Photo frame craft

12:00pm Lunch

🍱 Inflight lunch ($2 cost)

1:00pm Afternoon activities

🤸‍♂️ Ki runga ki roto
🛡️ Cow hide shield craft
🏓 Pickleball

This event is part of the School Holiday programme at the Library. 
Check out more of the fun activities on at the Invercargill Public Library during the holidays!

Have a stress free school holidays with daily activities at the library!

We have a great range of fun activities to keep the kids busy these school holidays! Each day during the week there will be activities in the morning (from 10:30am) and the afternoon (from 1:00pm).

28 Sept - 9 Oct

Check out some of the featured events below, and see the bottom of the page for the full timetable!

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Week-Long Activities 🦦

🗺️ Scavenger Hunt

Can you find all the animals hidden around the library?

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Please note: children under 14 must be supervised by a parent/guardian in the library.