Explore the experiences of past generations compared to kids of today

Explore the experiences of past generations, compared to those of kids of today. Experience hands-on activities using technology and items from throughout the ages.

Join us for an afternoon of stories and fun activities as we encourage our oldest and youngest citizens to gather together to share their experiences. Discover how your grandparents communicated with each other while teaching them all the different ways you communicate with your peers today.

See what schools used to be like, crack some Morse Code and enjoy some old fashioned treats with your friends and whanau.

This event is part of the Southland Heritage Month.

  • Saturday 14 March
  • 1:00 - 3:00pm
  • Free!

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.

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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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08jul10:30am11:00amRegistrations RequiredKōrero mō te Pukapuka - Zoom Book Chat 📚10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

08jul1:00pm3:00pmHanga Poi - Make a Poi ♻️1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

09jul10:30am11:00amWā Pēpi - Babytime 👶🏼10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

09jul10:30am11:30amTeen Board Games 🏄🏻10:30am - 11:30am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Teens

09jul1:00pm3:00pmKēmu Nui - Big Games ♟️1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

10jul10:30am11:00amWaiata - Sing a Long 🎶10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

10jul1:00pm3:00pmFamily Movie 🍿1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Family

13jul10:30am11:00amWā Korero - Storytime 🖼️10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

13jul1:00pm3:00pmKēmu Nui - Big Games ♟️1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

14jul10:30am11:30amPhoto Transfer with Washi Tape 👕10:30am - 11:30am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Teens

14jul10:30am11:00amWā Korero - Storytime 🖼️10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

14jul1:00pm3:00pmDigital Drop In 📟1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

15jul10:30am11:00amWā Korero - Storytime 🖼️10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

15jul10:30am3:00pmBluff Day 🦪10:30am - 3:00pm Bluff Senior Citizens AssociationAudience:Kids

15jul1:00pm3:00pmRaranga - Weaving ⭐1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

16jul10:30am11:00amWā Pēpi - Babytime 👶🏼10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

16jul10:30am11:30pmBouncy Balls 🏀10:30am - 11:30pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Teens

16jul1:00pm3:00pmKēmu Poari - Board Games 🎲1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

17jul11:00am11:30amKapa Haka 🧑‍🤝‍🧑11:00am - 11:30am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

17jul1:00pm3:00pmFamily Movie 🍿1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Family