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

  • Thursday 19 December
  • 11:30 - 1:00pm

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

  • Monday 16 December
  • 10:30 - 12:00pm

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

Jump start your summer with fun at the Summer Reading Launch Party!

  • Saturday 30 November
  • 12:00 - 1:00pm
  • Before the Santa Parade!

Join us on Saturday 30 November as we celebrate the beginning of this years Summer Reading Challenge. Located on the ground floor, come and join us on your way to the Santa Parade. We will have a photo booth, crafts, Lego and temporary tattoos!

This will also be an opportunity to pick up this years summer reading challenge cards, our yearly reading challenge with great prizes to be won.

Featuring...

Photo Booth!

Temp Tattoos!

LEGO!

Make-a-Bookmark!

Spring into the Library these School Holidays!

We have a great range of fun activities to keep the kids busy these school holidays! Check out some of the featured events below, and see the bottom of the page for the full timetable!

General Activities 🤪

Colouring Competitions!

Scavenger Hunt!

Featured Events 🤩

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Come and be entertained with this puppet show and then make your own sock puppet to take home. All materials supplied.

Come and be entertained with this puppet show and then make your own sock puppet to take home. All materials supplied.

If Minecraft is your thing or you like inventioneering instead we have a digi game for you on our i-papa (tablets).

If Minecraft is your thing or you like inventioneering instead we have a digi game for you on our i-papa (tablets).

If Minecraft is your thing or you like inventioneering instead we have a digi game for you on our i-papa (tablets).

Do you love board games like Chess, Checkers or Snakes and Ladders? Come and play with other tamariki for hours of funa.

Do you love board games like Chess, Checkers or Snakes and Ladders? Come and play with other tamariki for hours of funa.

Do you love board games like Chess, Checkers or Snakes and Ladders? Come and play with other tamariki for hours of funa.

Teen Events 🏄

Dive into an immersive rhythm experience and slash your way through the beats of adrenaline-pumping electronic music. Ages 13+.

Dive into an immersive rhythm experience and slash your way through the beats of adrenaline-pumping electronic music. Ages 13+.

Create cool and wonderful slime in a variety of colours. Glitter is optional.  Ages 12+.

Create cool and wonderful slime in a variety of colours. Glitter is optional.  Ages 12+.

School Holiday Timetable 🏋️

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Library showcase! Celebrate our building refurbishment and 30th anniversary!

Invercargill City Libraries & Archives staff and management invite you to attend the blessing and opening ceremony of our newly refurbished building. We are also celebrating 30 years at our Dee Street location.

  • Friday 19 July
  • 4:00 - 7:00pm
  • All ages

There will be live music, cake, and fun for all ages! The festivities will begin at 4:00pm with the ribbon cutting and blessing featuring honoured guests His Worship the Mayor, Sir Tim Shadbolt and Library kaumatua Michael Skerrett. Performances from Russ Dear, Ken Wellington, Jo Cooper and Emma Wells.

Evening Timeline

  • 4:00pm: Blessing & Ribbon Cutting
  • 4:15pm: Showcase Begins!

Featured Events

Virtual reality!

Make-your-own

GIF Booth!

Live music performances!

Cake! Cake! Cake!

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