⛄Winter Reading 2023

Winter Reading Challenge 2023

1st July – 13th August
Ages 0-18

Our Winter Reading challenge is back for 2023!

If you’re up to the challenge then come and grab your Winter Reading
Challenge booklet at the Invercargill Public Library or print one off and be in
to win some amazing prizes!

How it works

Complete the required amount of challenges and hand your booklet into the
Invercargill Public Library, you will get tickets to enter into the prize draw
of your choice. The prizes will be displayed in our glass cabinet.

You can complete as many booklets as you like but you must use different books
etc.

The challenge is open to ages 0-7, 8-12 and teens 13-18.

Entries close 4pm on 13th August. 

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🎄 Celebrate Kirihimete in the Library!

Join us for four days of Kirihimete celebrations in the Library!

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📅 Christmas hours

Invercargill Public Library help@ilibrary.co.nz
Friday 23 December 9am – 6pm
Saturday 24 December 10am-1pm
Sunday 25 December - Tuesday 27 December CLOSED
Wednesday 28 December - Friday 30 December 9am-5pm
Saturday 31 December  10am-4pm
Sunday 1 January - Tuesday 3 January CLOSED
Wednesday 4 January Normal hours resume
 
Bluff Public Library bluff@ilibrary.co.nz
Friday 23 December 8.30am-5pm
Saturday 24 December 10am-1pm
Sunday 25 December - Tuesday 27 December CLOSED
Wednesday 28 December - Friday 30 December 9am-5pm
Saturday 31 December 10am-1pm
Sunday 1 January - Tuesday 3 January CLOSED
Wednesday 4 January - Friday 6 January 9am – 5pm
Saturday 7 January 10am– 1pm
Sunday 8 January CLOSED
Monday 9 January Normal hours resume

🎄 Sort your Christmas reads in 5 minutes!

Get into the Christmas spirit with Three Days of Kirihimete 🎅🏼

Countdown to the big day with three days of Christmas-themed events at the Library!

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🐧 Name our new puppet and win!

📅 Christmas hours

Invercargill Public Library
Date Invercargill Public Library Leven Street car park
24 December 9:00am – 1:00pm 7:00am – 7:00pm
25 December Closed Closed
26 December Closed Closed
27 December Closed 9:00am – 4:00pm
28 December Closed Closed
29 December 9:00am – 6:00pm 7:00am – 7:00pm
30 December 9:00am – 6:00pm 7:00am – 7:00pm
31 December 9:00am – 6:00pm 7:00am – 7:00pm
1 January Closed Closed
2 January Closed Closed
3 January Closed 9:00am – 4:00pm
4 January Closed Closed
5 January Normal hours resume Normal hours resume
Bluff Public Library
Date Bluff Public Library
24 December 1:00pm – 5:00pm
25 December Closed
26 December Closed
27 December Closed
28 December Closed
29 December 1:00pm – 5:00pm
30 December 1:00pm – 5:00pm
31 December 1:00pm – 5:00pm
1 January Closed
2 January Closed
3 January Closed
4 January Closed
5 January Normal hours resume

🎄 Sort your Christmas reads in 5 minutes!

Have a very merry Christmas at the Library! 🎄

Christmas at the Library

Events for Children

Join us for four days of Christmas magic, as we celebrate the festive season at the Library.

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Events for Teens

Come along to the Library the week before Christmas and make some great handmade Christmas gifts for your loved ones. Ages 12 -18.

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Events for the Whole Family

You are invited to the performance of The Lyrical Librarians, at 12.30pm on Thursday 19th December. 

Library staff look forward to the annual Christmas sing-a-long. There will be other talented performers from 11.30am, so come early and get a seat.

A collection will be taken in support of the Relay For Life team, raising money for the Cancer Society.

Christmas at the Library

Events for Grown-Ups

Come and share in the festive spirit as the Chatter group lead singing with some well-known Christmas carols.