😎📚 Rangatahi Summer Reading Challenge

Link to Rangatahi 2023 Summer Reading

📚 Join the Teen 2023 Summer Reading Challenge! 😎

🎉 Calling all rangatahi aged 12-18! The summer fun is here with our exciting reading challenge.

🏆 Read Books, Complete Activities, Win Prizes!

Participate in our exciting prize draws by reading and unleash your creativity through various challenges to earn entries.

📖 Free Book for Every Challenger!

Everyone who successfully completes the challenge will receive a brand new book to add to their collection.

📍 Where to Join:

Pamphlets are available to pick up starting from 1st December at the Bluff and Invercargill Public Libraries. Can’t wait? Download your copy here! 👉 Download Pamphlet

📅 Challenge runs from 1st December 2023 – 31st January 2024

Let the adventure begin! Grab your pamphlet, start reading, and embark on the 2023 Teen Summer Reading Challenge. Happy reading! 📚🌟 

🛹 Teens School Holiday Fun! 😎

Tue 10 Jan - Thu 19 Jan

There are heaps of fun activities at the Library these school holidays.

🧃 Full timetable

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mon22apr10:30ammon11:00amWā Kōrero - Storytime10:30am - 11:00am Audience:Family,Kids

mon22apr2:00pmmon4:00pmAhiahi Hanga - Building Afternoon2:00pm - 4:00pm Audience:Family,Kids

tue23apr10:30amtue11:00amWā Kōrero - Storytime10:30am - 11:00am Audience:Family,Kids

tue23apr2:00pmtue4:00pmWā Toi - Mobile making2:00pm - 4:00pm Audience:Family,Kids

wed24apr10:00amwed12:00pmSchool holidays in Bluff! Morning session10:00am - 12:00pm Audience:Family,Kids

wed24apr10:30amwed11:00amWā Kōrero - Storytime10:30am - 11:00am Audience:Family,Kids

wed24apr2:00pmwed4:00pmWā Toi - Poppies for Anzac Day2:00pm - 4:00pm Audience:Family,Kids

fri26apr10:30amfri11:00amWā Kōrero - Storytime10:30am - 11:00am Audience:Family,Kids

Filter Events

mon22apr10:30ammon11:00amWā Kōrero - Storytime10:30am - 11:00am Audience:Family,Kids

mon22apr2:00pmmon4:00pmAhiahi Hanga - Building Afternoon2:00pm - 4:00pm Audience:Family,Kids

tue23apr10:30amtue11:00amWā Kōrero - Storytime10:30am - 11:00am Audience:Family,Kids

tue23apr2:00pmtue4:00pmWā Toi - Mobile making2:00pm - 4:00pm Audience:Family,Kids

wed24apr10:00amwed12:00pmSchool holidays in Bluff! Morning session10:00am - 12:00pm Audience:Family,Kids

wed24apr10:30amwed11:00amWā Kōrero - Storytime10:30am - 11:00am Audience:Family,Kids

wed24apr2:00pmwed4:00pmWā Toi - Poppies for Anzac Day2:00pm - 4:00pm Audience:Family,Kids

fri26apr10:30amfri11:00amWā Kōrero - Storytime10:30am - 11:00am Audience:Family,Kids

⏰ Do you and your friends have what it takes to escape the 80s?

Welcome back to 1986!

Here you will find all of our cutting edge technology from the 1980's which you will need to use along with your knowledge of all that was Rad in the 80's to get yourself back to present day.

You only have 45 minutes before you are stuck in the past forever!

Get your friends together and travel back in time to the 80s at our latest escape room

Classic, early generation mobile phone from the 1980s, isolated on white

Running during the October School Holidays, get your friends together and book your spot today!

✍🏼 Write and win! Enter your Matariki-themed short story and you could win a $500 prezzy card!

Matariki Short Story Competition

Great prizes up for grabs!

Age categories:

  • 13-18 years: Winner gets a $500 prezzy card
  • 8-12 years: The winner gets a $200 book voucher.

PLUS, you’ll both get your story published on Lingogo and
win a Lingogo subscription for your school. Enter now!

What's Lingogo?

Lingogo is Aotearoa’s raddest library app for dual-language Māori & Pacific stories with audio. 

Help us celebrate Matariki 2021 by entering our short story competition before June 30. You could be flying into the Māori new year as a published author with some extra moolah in your pocket!

Competition Details

Stories must be:

  • about Matariki. Interpret that any way you want. We’ll accept fiction or non-fiction, contemporary or traditional, and all genres.
  • between 50-400 words submitted as a word doc or pdf.
  • an original, unpublished piece of work by you.
  • written in English or te reo Māori.
  • Submitted by midnight 30 June, 2021.

Who can enter:

  • You must be a NZ citizen and have parental approval.
  • You must be between 8-18 years of age.