Teachers: What we offer

The Invercargill City Libraries & Archives is a place of connection, excitement and community, with the aim to create individual, long-lasting learning and development, that not only nurtures minds, but allows users access to information and services.

Term 3 Programmes


Our focus to celebrate Matariki this year will be a session in the Library around storytelling, and the different forms that this may take. We will involve your class in re-enacting stories, and creating their own stories to share.

STEAM Sessions

Let your tamariki explore coding, Lego or robots in fun sessions focusing on thinking and problem solving.

Any Questions

Any Questions offers free online schoolwork help to New Zealand school students. Book a demonstration session with Megan. Year 5 – 13

Build a Video Game

Bloxels is a game building app that uses programming technology and physical blocks to build a video game with levels, characters and challenges (6 one hour sessions) Year 5 - 13

Reluctant Reader Workshops

Book chats and activities to encourage reading for pleasure. Thirty minute workshops every fortnight with a small group of tamariki.

Library Resources

We have a wonderful range of resources we can either bring to you or set up here.

Build a video game with Bloxels
Code with Dash and Dot Robots
Coding with Lightbot and Scratch
Educational Digital Games
Lego construction
Virtual Reality

Book of the Month

The read-aloud book for July is...

How Māui Slowed the Sun

Donovan Bixley

Donovan Bixley re-tells the story of how Maui slowed the journey of the sun through the sky each day! The traditional tale but with Donovan's brilliant pictures and trademark humour.