Remember those that have come before these School Holidays 🪖

These school holidays we have a range of ANZAC-themed activities to keep the kids entertained.

Each day we have a morning activity starting at 10.30am and an afternoon activity starting at 1.00pm, as well as week-long activities like colouring-in and a scavenger hunt.

General Activities

Colouring In!

Scavenger Hunt!

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Explore virtual worlds with your friends these school holidays 🌎

Get your friends and go on an adventure!

These school holidays why not pass the time by booking a session with our PlayStation VR setup!

Play our VR by yourself or bring up to 6 friends and play any of the VR games we have on offer. Just book a time and come into the library to play. A librarian will be on hand to help.

What games and experiences are available?

  • Beat Saber
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home VR Experience
  • Apollo 11 VR
  • ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
  • Richie’s Plank Experience
  • The Playroom
  • PlayStation VR Worlds
  • Job Simulator
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • Statik
  • Allumette
  • Invasion!
  • Everest VR
  • …and more!

Come and contribute to The Poppy Flight; an ANZAC community artwork project

In the run-up to ANZAC Day, a large knitted poppy and star are being flown around New Zealand by volunteer pilots supporting the RSA, The Starship Foundation, and NZ Warbirds.
Come into the Library on 8 April between 2.00–5.00pm and create poppies and stars to add to the artwork!
  • Material supplied
  • Bring your own crochet tools if you have them
  • Paper crafts for kids to create their own stars or poppies

What is The Poppy Flight?

The Poppy Flight is a major fundraiser bringing together remembrance and hope for the future. It will encourage our children to remember those who fought for our freedom, many of whom who paid the ultimate price, and encourage them to think about returned servicemen who need our help and support now.

The collective fundraising will help the RSA and the Starship Foundation continue to provide the care needed in many areas. The Poppy Flight will also help keep our aviation history alive through the NZ Warbirds Association, without whom the flight would not be possible.

Learn more about The Poppy Flight on their official website.

Land, Sky, and Wai: Enter your photo and win!

Submit your best landscape photograph for a chance to inspire a community weaving project Tangata Whenua Ki a Murihiku and win a gift bag!


  • The photo must include three elements: land, sky and a body of water
  • The photo must be taken in Southland
  • Digital post-processing is allowed; removal of elements is allowed, however the addition of new elements (including sky) is not allowed.

To Enter

Publish your photo on Facebook or Instagram with the location it was taken and the hashtag #landskywai, email it to, or post it to Invercargill City Libraries, Private Bag 90111, Invercargill 9840.

Please include your name, the location where the photo was taken, and your contact details. Entries close 11 April 2021, 11:59 pm.

What will the photo be used for?

Invercargill City Libraries and Harakeke Down South are encouraging the community to take part in creating a woven taonga made of harakeke representing our region’s nature.

The winning landscape that will provide a blueprint for the community weaving project will be announced on 16 April, 2021.

The Library at Alert Level 1

From 6am on Sunday 7 March we move to Alert Level 1. What does this mean for your next trip to the library?

  • Clubs and programmes will run as usual.
  • A larger range of games and toys are back in the children’s area.
  • More internet computers are once again available.
  • Our My Book Bag free delivery service is still running.

NZ Covid Tracer app QR codes can still be found at each entrance so you can keep track of your visit.

Can I still get books delivered?

You can order free contactless delivery of materials to your home. Visit to order.