Summer School Holiday Fun

Dive into our fun and (mostly) FREE activities these school holidays!

For more information, contact your library.

Motueka Library

Murchison Library

Richmond Library

Takaka Library

Motueka Library                                  

Event Description Time and Date
Summer Road Trip Reading Adventure Read your way around Te Ika a Māui the North Island this summer! Young people age 5-11 are invited to take part. Pick up your Summer Road Trip Reading Adventure log from your library. The more books you read, the more prizes you'll receive. Free. 14 December - 29 January 2021
Te Ika a Māui Scavenger Hunt Hunt around the library and find ten pictures of our beautiful North Island. Answer the questions on the scavenger hunt form and go in the draw to win a prize. 14 December - 29 January 2021
Summer Readers A super-easy, fun summer reading challenge for keen teen readers aged 12+. Grab an entry form and tell us about a book you've loved or loathed and go in the draw to win. Free. 14 December - 29 January 2021
Summer Road Trip Colouring Competition Reading takes you places! Take part in our Summer Road Trip colouring competition and go in the draw to win a prize. Pick up your colouring form from your local library or download it here. 14 December - 29 January 2021
Christmas Storytime Celebrate Christmas with festive stories, songs and craft. Families and people of all ages welcome. Free. Tuesday 22 December, 10.00am-11.00am
Book Art Competition Make a work of art out of an old library book. Pick up an old library book from the library and fold, draw, rip, paint to your hearts content. Entries due by 29 January. Free. 5 - 29 January
Look for a Book Pick up your entry form from the library, grab your family or friends, and go on a hunt for books in participating shop windows along Motueka's High St. Prizes to be won! Free. 11 - 23 January
Sizzling Summer Art I Drop in to our all-ages art makerspace and make a fun flamingo card and summer collage picture to take home. Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult helper. Free. Tuesday 12 January, 10.00am-11.30am
Style Me Sustainably Clothes, chats, challenges, op-shopping and tips from our teen specialist Amy Groome. Come join us for a fun filled afternoon of eco fashion challenges! For ages 12+. Book your spot at Motueka Library. Free. Wednesday 13 January, 1.00pm-3.30pm
Sizzling Summer Art II  Drop in to our all-ages art makerspace and make a 2021 calendar and vision board to take home. Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult helper. Free. Tuesday 19 January, 10.00am-11.30am
Beyond The Book Book chat, new books, snacks and craft for 9-12 year olds. Free! Come check out the new books, do some craft and eat yummy snacks. Wednesday 20 January, 2.00pm-3.30pm
Picnic In The Park Join us for our annual summer picnic in Memorial Park, next to the library. Outdoor games, Levity Beet performs for kids, Tamsin and Phoebe Leenhouwers perform for adults. Bring your picnic and settle in for a lovely time for all. Free. All welcome. Thursday 21 January, 10.30am-12.30pm
Friendly Chess Tournament Come along and join in this fun and friendly chess tournament for all ages. Free. All welcome. Friday 22 January, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Sizzling Summer Art III
Drop in to our all-ages art makerspace and make your own squishy stress ball and do some rock painting. Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult helper. Free. Tuesday 26 January, 10.00am-11.30am 
Summer Road Trip Finale Party Celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Road Trip with cake, games, snacks, a lucky family prize draw and more. Bring the whole family! Free. Friday 29 January, 4.00pm-5.00pm.

Murchison Library

Event Description Time and Date
Summer Road Trip Reading Adventure Read your way around Te Ika a Māui the North Island this summer! Young people age 5-11 are invited to take part. Pick up your Summer Road Trip Reading Adventure log from your library. The more books you read, the more prizes you'll receive. Free. 14 December - 29 January 2021
Te Ika a Māui Scavenger Hunt Hunt around the library and find ten pictures of our beautiful North Island. Answer the questions on the scavenger hunt form and go in the draw to win a prize. 14 December - 29 January 2021
Summer Readers A super-easy, fun summer reading challenge for keen teen readers aged 12+. Grab an entry form and tell us about a book you've loved or loathed and go in the draw to win. Free. 14 December - 29 January 2021
Summer Road Trip Colouring Competition Reading takes you places! Take part in our Summer Road Trip colouring competition and go in the draw to win a prize. Pick up your colouring form from your local library or download it here. 14 December - 29 January 2021
Drop-in Techy Time Learn through play with our technology resources. You'll play with Ozbots, Bluebots, Little Bits, 3Doodler pens and Lego. Free. All welcome. Friday 8 January, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Richmond Library                                       

Event Description Time and Date
Summer Road Trip Reading Adventure Read your way around Te Ika a Māui the North Island this summer! Young people age 5-11 are invited to take part. Pick up your Summer Road Trip Reading Adventure log from your library. The more books you read, the more prizes you'll receive. Free. 14 December - 29 January 2021
Te Ika a Māui Scavenger Hunt Hunt around the library and find ten pictures of our beautiful North Island. Answer the questions on the scavenger hunt form and go in the draw to win a prize. 14 December - 29 January 2021
Summer Readers A super-easy, fun summer reading challenge for keen teen readers aged 12+. Grab an entry form and tell us about a book you've loved or loathed and go in the draw to win. Free. 14 December - 29 January 2021
Summer Road Trip Colouring Competition Reading takes you places! Take part in our Summer Road Trip colouring competition and go in the draw to win a prize. Pick up your colouring form from your local library or download it here. 14 December - 29 January 2021
Make a Book Hedgehog Make a cute note-holding hedgehog from an old book as a last minute Christmas gift. Free. All ages welcome. Bookings not required. Tuesday 22 December, 1.00pm-3.00pm
Pop-up Christmas Cards Make a fun pop-up Christmas card. Bring along friends, family, neighbours for a fun pre-Christmas crafting session. Free. Wednesday 23 December, 10.00am-12.00pm
Levity Beet's Musical Invention Show Golden Bay's award winning musical innovator entertains and delights with new instruments made from bamboo, scrap metal, gourds and more. Koha appreciated. Thursday 7 January, 11.00am
All Ages Art Space Get creative with paints, pencils, crayons, coloured paper, glue and more. We'll have a range of arty experiences available for people of every skill level and age. Free. Monday 11 January, 10.00am-12.00pm
Teen Takeover - Get Your Sew On Go op-shopping for some clothing treasures, then rework them into a creative outfit. For teens age 12+. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot. Free. Tuesday 12 January, 10.00am-3.00pm
Feather Decorating Workshop Drop in to decorate a paper feather with symbols or words celebrating kōtahitanga - unity and togetherness, for our special community korowai (cloak). Free. Thursday 14 January, 11.00am-12.00pm
Storytime In The Park >>> CANCELLED TO TO POOR WEATHER FORECAST <<<  Thursday 21 January, 11.00am-11.30am
Summer Road Trip Finale Party Celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Road Trip with free food, snacks and games; and go in the draw to win a family prize! Thursday 4 February, 4.30pm-5.30pm

Takaka Library                               

Event Description Time and Date
Summer Road Trip Reading Adventure Read your way around Te Ika a Māui the North Island this summer! Young people age 5-11 are invited to take part. Pick up your Summer Road Trip Reading Adventure log from your library. The more books you read, the more prizes you'll receive. Free. 14 December - 29 January 2021
Te Ika a Māui Scavenger Hunt Hunt around the library and find ten pictures of our beautiful North Island. Answer the questions on the scavenger hunt form and go in the draw to win a prize. 14 December - 29 January 2021
Summer Readers A super-easy, fun summer reading challenge for keen teen readers aged 12+. Grab an entry form and tell us about a book you've loved or loathed and go in the draw to win. Free. 14 December - 29 January 2021
Summer Road Trip Colouring Competition Reading takes you places! Take part in our Summer Road Trip colouring competition and go in the draw to win a prize. Pick up your colouring form from your local library or download it here. 14 December - 29 January 2021
Christmas Eve Storytime Relax with some stories and Christmas wonder. For children 4 years and over. Get in the spirit of Christmas and wear your festive outfits! Free. All welcome. Thursday 24 December, 10.30am-11.30am
Book Art Competition Make a work of art out of an old library book. Pick up an old library book from the library and fold, draw, rip, paint to your hearts content. Entries due by 29 January. Free. 5 - 29 January
Musical Show with Levity Beet and Michal Amy Bush Listen to Levity Beet's songs with his newly invented musical instruments. Joining him is Michal Amy Bush with her wonderful ukelele. Free. All welcome. Friday 8 January, 10.30am-11.20am
Sea Creature Makerspace Make and paint a sea creature, and take it home to hang in your window or room. Free. All welcome. Tuesday 12 January, 2.00pm-3.30pm
Book Launch: Dilly Cooper Hat-Astrophe Find out about Dilly, an eight year old girl who loves to draw comics and easily gets into trouble. Wear your favourite hat and go in to the draw to win a signed copy of the book! Free. All welcome. Thursday 14 January, 10.30am-11.30am
Tie-dye Your Summer Teens are invited to transform a white piece of clothing in to a tie-dye extravaganza.  Either bring your own clothes to tie-dye, or op-shop on the day. We'll provide a sewing machine and dye. Cost: $5. Bookings essential. Friday 15 January, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Musical Instrument Workshop Make a Devil Chaser with Levity Beet. If you like sawing, drilling and gluing, come and learn from the master how to make your own musical instrument. For ages 7-12. Cost: $10. Bookings essential. Monday 18 January, 10.00am-11.30am
Tiny Tots A fun free event for babies and children two years and under. Learn to grow together through music, movement, stories and bubbles! Tuesday 26 January, 10.00am-10.30am
Tiny Tots A fun free event for babies and children two years and under. Learn to grow together through music, movement, stories and bubbles! Tuesday 2 February, 10.00am-10.30am
Summer Road Trip Finale Party Let's celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Road Trip with cake, snacks, games and a lucky prize draw. Bring your whole family and dress up in your favourite costume. Free. Saturday 13 February, 10.30am-11.30am

 

 

 

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