Our annual Book Sale is back!

Friday 27 September marks the beginning of our annual book sale. Bring along your loose change and grab a bargain. The sale will last 4 days only so get in quick!  

Our sale includes ex-library DVDs, CDs, puzzles and a wide range of books. Doors open 9:00am on Friday 27 September so come and find your next favourite book.

  • Begins at 9:00am on Friday 27 September
  • Ends at 7:00pm on Monday 30 September

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 🤩

Put our robots through their paces, driving around objects and along paths.

Put our robots through their paces, driving around objects and along paths.

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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30sep10:30am11:00amSpring into Storytime10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Family,Kids

30sep1:00pm4:00amBoard Game Extravaganza1:00pm - 4:00am Invercargill Public Library: Learning and Activity SpaceAudience:Family,Kids

01oct10:30am11:00amActive Rhyming10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public Library: Learning and Activity SpaceAudience:Kids

01oct1:00pm4:00pmLEGO Build1:00pm - 4:00pm Invercargill Public Library: Learning and Activity SpaceAudience:Family,Kids

02oct10:30am11:00amSpring into Storytime10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Family,Kids

02oct11:00am11:30amStorytime in Bluff11:00am - 11:30am Bluff Public LibraryAudience:Family,Kids

02oct1:00pm4:00pmDigi Games1:00pm - 4:00pm Invercargill Public Library: Learning and Activity SpaceAudience:Kids

02oct2:00pm4:00pmBeat Saber (Ages 13+)2:00pm - 4:00pm Invercargill Public Library: Teen SpaceAudience:Teens

03oct10:30am11:00amBabytime10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

03oct1:00pm4:00pmRegistrations RequiredRobot Springtime1:00pm - 4:00pm Invercargill Public Library: Learning and Activity SpaceAudience:Family,Kids

04oct10:30am11:00amStorytime in Queens Park10:30am - 11:00am Queens ParkAudience:Family,Kids

04oct1:00pm4:00pmSpring Art1:00pm - 4:00pm Invercargill Public Library: Learning and Activity SpaceAudience:Kids

07oct10:30am11:00amSpring into Storytime10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Family,Kids

07oct1:00pm4:00amBoard Game Extravaganza1:00pm - 4:00am Invercargill Public Library: Learning and Activity SpaceAudience:Family,Kids

08oct10:30am11:00amActive Rhyming10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public Library: Learning and Activity SpaceAudience:Kids

08oct1:00pm4:00pmLEGO Build1:00pm - 4:00pm Invercargill Public Library: Learning and Activity SpaceAudience:Family,Kids

08oct1:00pm4:00pmDigi Games1:00pm - 4:00pm Invercargill Public Library: Learning and Activity SpaceAudience:Kids

09oct10:30am11:30amPuppet Show and Puppet Making Workshop10:30am - 11:30am Invercargill Public Library: Learning and Activity SpaceAudience:Family,Kids

09oct1:00pm4:00pmBig Games1:00pm - 4:00pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

09oct2:00pm4:00pmSlime Time (Ages 12+)2:00pm - 4:00pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Teens

10oct10:30am11:00amBabytime10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

11oct10:30am11:00amStorytime in Russell Square10:30am - 11:00am Russell SquareAudience:Family,Kids

11oct1:00pm4:00pmSpring Art1:00pm - 4:00pm Invercargill Public Library: Learning and Activity SpaceAudience:Kids

Lunchtime family history talks with the NZ Society of Genealogists

The Southland Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists presents a week of lunchtime family history talks to celebrate Family History Month.

Located in the Library Meeting Room starting at 12:15pm each day – entry is free and you are welcome to bring your lunch.

Each day a different expert will talk about a different family history topic. All welcome.

Family History Week

  • 5 - 9 August
  • 12:15pm
  • Meeting Room
  • Free!

Monday

5

August

  • Preserving the past for the Future
    Mary Stuart, NZSG Southland
  • Early Bluff birth facts
    Yvonne Service, NZSG Southland

Tuesday

6

August

  • Tracing your Whakapapa
    Joe Wakefield

Wednesday

7

August

  • Using local resources – a Riverton case study
    John Macmanus, NZSG Southland

Thursday

8

August

  • Discover the Invercargill Archive online
    Amanda Hunter, Invercargill City Libraries & Archives

Friday

9

August

  • It’s not all on the Internet
    Wendy Shaw

This event is run by the NZ Society of Genealogists

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!

Event Map