Winter School Holiday Programme

Your library is warming up for an fun Winter Holiday programme this year.

Join us for an exciting assortment of workshops, craft sessions, story telling and more. Most events are free, some require bookings.

Please note: We're trialling an online booking system - Eventbrite - for most of Richmond Library's school holiday event bookings. If you don't already have an Eventbrite account you will need to register the first time you make a booking.

Please contact Richmond Library 03 543 8500 if you are unable to access Eventbrite or you need help making bookings.

For more information contact your library.

Motueka Library

Murchison Library

Richmond Library

Takaka Library

Motueka Library                                

Event Description Time and date
Let's Pretend ... Competition Let's pretend you've been stranded ... on a leaky boat, a desert island, in a dungeon or in a castle turret. Pick up an entry form from your library and show us how you'd survive or escape. For 5-12 year olds. Bookings not required. Monday 9 July - Saturday 21 July
Tuesday Maker Spaces Experience a variety of fun hands-on activities and get creative with our awesome craft materials. All ages welcome - pre-schoolers with an adult. Allow at least 30 minutes to make your creation. Free. Bookings not required. 10.00am-11.30am, Tuesday 10 July
Matariki: A Starry Night Celebrate Matariki with an evening in the library. Find the stars, listen to stories, join in the waiata and decorate yummy treats. For 4-9 year olds and their carers. Phone Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot. Free. 6.00pm-7.00pm, Tuesday 10 July
Let's Pretend ... Storytime Let's pretend we live in a castle! Join us for a fun hour of fabulous stories and create some awesome art to take home. For 4-9 year olds. Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult. Free. Bookings not required. 10.00am-11.00am, Thursday 12 July
Makedo Cardboard Construction Use our new Makedo equipment to build something of your choice out of cardboard. For 8-12 year olds. Numbers limited, bookings essential. Phone Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot. Adults bring a camera to take photos of the creations. Free. 2.00pm-4.00pm, Friday 13 July
Tuesday Maker Spaces Experience a variety of fun hands-on activities and get creative with our awesome craft materials. All ages welcome - pre-schoolers with an adult. Allow at least 30 minutes to make your creation. Free. Bookings not required. 10.00am-11.30am, Tuesday 17 July
Celebrate With Kath Bee Celebrate 1000 Books Before School with children's entertainer Kath Bee. Enjoy a toe-tapping time with Kath's catchy tines and fun lyrics. Suits toddlers to 10 year olds. Free. Bookings not required. 10.00am-10.45am, Wednesday 18 July
Let's Pretend ... Storytime Let's pretend we're space explorers! Join us for a fun hour of fabulous stories and create some awesome art to take home. For 4-9 year olds. Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult. Free. Bookings not required. 10.00am-11.00am, Thursday 19 July

Murchison Library                        

Event Description Time and date
Let's Pretend ... Competition Let's pretend you've been stranded ... on a leaky boat, a desert island, in a dungeon or in a castle turret. Pick up an entry form from your library and show us how you'd survive or escape. For 5-12 year olds. Bookings not required. Monday 9 July - Saturday 21 July
Faerie Lou and Her Dream Machine Be part of Faerie Lou's magical universe. She will spellbind you with unique stories, games and her fantastic dream machine. Suitable for magic lovers age 3+. Pre-schoolers, bring an adult. Free. Bookings not required. 1.30pm-2.30pm, Wednesday 11 July

Richmond Library                        

Event Description Time and date
Let's Pretend ... Storytime This is your chance to pretend to be whoever you want - magical, adventurous or creative. Dress up as whoever you want and join us for stories and art. Suitable for 4-9 year olds. Limited to the first 40. Pre-schoolers, bring an adult. Free. Click here to book your spot. 11.00am-12.00pm, Monday 9 July
Let's Pretend ... Competition

Let's pretend you've been stranded ... on a leaky boat, a desert island, in a dungeon or in a castle turret. Pick up an entry form from your library and show us how you'd survive or escape. For 5-12 year olds. Free.

Bookings not required.

Monday 9 July - Saturday 21 July
Teller of Tales: Celebrating Roald Dahl

Celebrate the magic of Roald Dahl's work brought to life by storyteller, Nick Duval-Smith.

Suitable for ages 6 years and older.

$3.00

Phone Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

10.00-10.40am

Tuesday 10 July

Slime Time

Create some super slime! It's squishy, sticky, stretchy and so much fun. Suitable for 8-11 year olds.

$3.00

Phone Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

10.30am-11.30am, Wednesday 11 July
Teen Takeover #1

Activities, crafts and snacks abound at Richmond Library's Teen Takeover! But this is just the beginning - stay for further teen awesomeness throughout the day! Free. Bring a friend.

Bookings not required.

10.00am-12.00pm, Thursday 12 July
Teen Takeover - Movie Time

It's movie time for Tasman tweens and teens! Join us for a PG or G rated film and plentiful tasty snacks! Free. Bring a friend.

Bookings not required.

1.00pm-2.30pm, Thursday 12 July
Teen Takeover - MINK On Air!

It's time to get on the airwaves! Join our teen book group, Mystery Ink (aka MINK), as Fresh FM's Matt shows you how to make a podcast in our amazing Imaginarium! Free. Bring a friend.

Bookings not required.

3.30pm-4.30pm, Thursday 12 July
Make Ping-Pong Ball Launchers! Learn to make a Ping-Pong ball launcher from scratch! This session is for 9-11 year olds. Free. Click here to make your booking. 10.00am-11.30am, Friday 13 July
Family Friendly Movie

Relax and enjoy a G or PG-rated children's movie at Richmond Library. Children under 10, please bring an adult. Free.

Call Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

1.00pm-3.00pm, Friday 13 July
Tech Play #1 Come and play with our wonderful tech resources! Bots, circuitry and 3Doodler pens! Join us for an hour of technology through play. For 7-9 year olds. Click here to book your spot. 10.00am-11.00am, Monday 16 July
Tech Play #2 Come and play with our wonderful tech resources! Bots, circuitry and 3Doodler pens! Join us for an hour of technology through play. For 7-9 year olds. Click here to book your spot. 12.00pm-1.00pm, Monday 16 July
Tech Play #3 Come and play with our wonderful tech resources! Bots, circuitry and 3Doodler pens! Join us for an hour of technology through play. For 7-9 year olds. Click here to book your spot. 2.00pm-3.00pm, Monday 16 July
Let's Pretend ... Storytime This is your chance to pretend to be whoever you want - magical, adventurous or creative. Dress up as whoever you want and join us for stories and art. Suitable for 4-9 year olds. Limited to the first 40. Pre-schoolers, bring an adult. Free. Click here to book your spot. 11.00am-12.00pm, Wednesday 18 July
Tech Play #4 Come and play with our wonderful tech resources! Bots, circuitry and 3Doodler pens! Join us for an hour of technology through play. For 10-12 year olds. Click here to book your spot. 10.00am-11.00am, Thursday 19 July.
Tech Play #5 Come and play with our wonderful tech resources! Bots, circuitry and 3Doodler pens! Join us for an hour of technology through play. For 10-12 year olds. Click here to book your spot. 12.00pm-1.00pm, Thursday 19 July
Tech Play #6 Come and play with our wonderful tech resources! Bots, circuitry and 3Doodler pens! Join us for an hour of technology through play. For 10-12 year olds. Click here to book your spot. 2.00pm-3.00pm, Thursday 19 July
Make Ping-Pong Ball Launchers! Learn to make a Ping-Pong ball launcher from scratch! This session is for 12-14 year olds. Free. Click here to make your booking. 10.00am-11.30am, Friday 20 July
Family Friendly Movie

Relax and enjoy a G or PG-rated children's movie at Richmond Library. Children under 10, please bring an adult. Free.

Call Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

1.00pm-3.00pm, Friday 20 July

Takaka Library                 

Event Description Time and date
Ministry of Science

Grab your lab coat, head to the library, and be a scientist for the morning. Fun for sure, mess possible, learning guaranteed.

For 5-10 year olds (5 and 6 year olds with an adult). $4.00

Phone Takaka Library 03 525 0059 to book your spot.

10.30am-12.00pm, Monday 9 July
Let's Pretend ... Competition Let's pretend you've been stranded ... on a leaky boat, a desert island, in a dungeon or in a castle turret. Pick up an entry form from your library and show us how you'd survive or escape. For 5-12 year olds. Bookings not required. Monday 9 July - Saturday 21 July
Soft Toy Sleepover Storytime

Come to Takaka Library in your pyjamas, with a soft toy and a torch. Enjoy some lovely stories, songs and kai. Your soft toy can stay the night. Collect your toy the next day and receive a photo of what it got up over night!

Bookings not required.

6.00pm-6.45pm, Tuesday 10 July
Upcycling For Teens

Do you have a favourite t-shirt or jumper that you love but don't wear much? Learn how to upcycle your t-shirt into a bag, your old jumper into a beanie and leg warmers. For age 13+. No sewing required.

Phone Takaka Library 03 525 0059 to book your spot. $4.00

1.30pm-3.30pm, Friday 13 July
Meccano for Budding Engineers

Budding engineers, build windmills and racing cars, trucks and jiggers with Murray MacKay's vintage Meccano.For 8-12 year olds.

Phone Takaka Library 03 525 0059 to book your spot. Free.

2.00pm-4.00pm, Monday 16 July
Let's Pretend ... Storytime

We're off on great adventures! Join us for exciting stories and songs. Be creative and make something special to take home. For 3-8 year olds, pre-schoolers with an adult. Free.

Bookings not required.

10.30am-11.30am, Tuesday 17 July
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