After School Clubs and Programmes

Join us for after school clubs and programmes. Some sessions are free and no booking is required; others have a cost attached and require bookings.

Book a place on one of our courses by phoning (03) 941 7923 or email library@ccc.govt.nz. A Learning Centre Consent Form is required to be completed by the child and a parent/caregiver for all learning centre after school and holiday programmes. Please ensure this is completed when you call in to pay the course fees or drop your child off for the programme. Find out more about conditions for our bookable learning centre programmes.

Browse the listing of after school clubs.

Classes (bookings and payment is required for these sessions and programmes)

After School Studio Time

Come and learn about the Tūranga Audio Video Studio. Learn about the DJ equipment and music recording, and try your hand at video editing. (Half of the term will focus on audio/music production and the other half on film making/video production).
Age: 10 to 13 years
Cost: $20 per term

Tūranga Taupuni Oro/Ataata / Audio/Video Studio, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4
Term 3: Tuesdays 30 July to 24 September FULLY BOOKED
Find out more in the events calendar.

Robotics

In this course, you will get to use a variety of robots. Learn the basics of how robots work and how to programme one to compete a set of challenges.
Age: 8 to 12 years
Cost: $20

  • South Library Fridays, 3.30pm to 4.30pm, 2 August to 6 September FULLY BOOKED

Find out more in the events calendar.

Girls Makerspace Workshop Club

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The Girls Makerspace Workshop Club is an after school programme for girls aged 10 to 13 years. This dynamic and innovative workshop will explore a range of exciting technologies. Over four terms the following topics will be covered - 3D Design; Coding and Robotics; Photo editing and animation; eTextiles and papertronics. Starts the second week of the school term. Students can attend for two terms.
Age:10 to 13 years

Term 3: South Library Mondays 3.30pm to 5pm, 29 July to 23 September
Find out more in the events calendar.

Makerspace Workshop Club

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A dynamic and innovative workshop exploring a range of exciting technologies.
Ages: 10 to 13 years
Cost: $20 per term

Term 3 Makerspace Workshop Clubs are at:

  • Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre Mondays 3.30pm to 5pm, 29 July to 23 September FULLY BOOKED
  • South Library Tuesdays 3.30pm to 5pm, 30 July to 24 September
  • New Brighton Library Tuesdays 3.30pm to 5pm, 30 July to 24 September
  • Tūranga Computer Lab, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4 Thursdays 3.30pm to 5pm, 1 August to 26 September

Find out more in the events calendar.

Minecraft Club

Get creative, start crafting! Build imaginative worlds and battle nocturnal creatures at our Minecraft club. Novice or expert, join the club and play with your friends in our very own world. A tutor will be on hand to supervise and assist if necessary.
More about Minecraft Club (cost $20 per term). TERM 2 SESSIONS ARE FULLY BOOKED.

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Free sessions (bookings required)

Reading to Dogs

Christchurch City Libraries Reading to Dogs programme is designed to provide a relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere which encourages children to practice their reading skills and develop a love of reading.

Reading to dogs

Library staff and a dog handler will be present at all times to help facilitate the sessions. Each session is 15 minutes long. Bookings are essential, please call 941 7923. See our calendar of Reading to Dogs events.

Robotics Tasters

Learn the basics of how robots work, and how to programme them in this fun and engaging 3 week taster.
Ages: 8 to 12 years.

  • Aranui Library Wednesdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm, 24 July to 7 August FULLY BOOKED
  • Hornby Library Wednesdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm,14 to 28 August
  • Redwood Library Wednesdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm, 4 to 18 September

Find out more in the events calendar.


Free (no bookings required, drop in)

Game Zone - Linwood Library

Come join us for an hour of fun at Linwood Library on a Thursday afternoon! Play your fave games like Minecraft, Charades, Connect Four, Pictionary and more. Learn and develop strategies in new games such as Dutch Blitz, Heads Up, Hand and Foot and other group games. Bring your friends or meet some new ones. Ages 8 to 13 years.
Linwood Library Thursdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm.
See the listings in our events calendar.

Makerspace

Join us each week in our library makerspace, a place where kids can create and share ideas. There will be a variety of activities and heaps of fun for everyone!
See the listings in our events calendar.

Rocket Club - Aranui Library

Rocket Club is a weekly after school programme at Aranui Library during term time. Students can join the club and get involved in different activities based on local and current events in a fun learning environment. Homework help is available.
Aranui Library Wednesdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm.
See the listings in our events calendar.

The Monday Makers Club - New Brighton Library

Come along to Monday Makers Club, weekly after school making sessions for kids at New Brighton Library! We've got a range of fun, themed activities with new ideas every week.
Ages: 8 to 12 years.
New Brighton Library Mondays 3.30pm to 4.30pm
See the listings in our events calendar.

Bookbuddies

Avid reader? Looking for your next choice read? Join our (super fun!) group for book chat, amazing authors, incredible illustrators and fun craft activities. Sessions are on during term time, and not on in the holidays or the first week of term. Ages: 8 to 12 years.Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre
first Saturday of every month.
See the listings in our events calendar.

Activity Zone 

Have a blast at our Activity Zone! Join us for art, craft, reading, writing, games and other fun activities. Homework help is also available during this time. Term time only. Recommended for ages 6 to 10.

Shirley Library Mondays 3.45pm to 4.45pm.
See the listings in our events calendar.

Tūranga Taupuni Auaha / Creative Space, Hapori | Community, Level 1, Wednesdays 4pm to 5pm.
See the listings in our events calendar.

VR Gaming

Experience Virtual Reality with the latest Sony PS4 VR games, including Gran Turismo, Battle Zone and Eagle Flight. Free, but bookings may be required on the day. Ages 12 years plus.

Tūranga Wāhi Rangatahi / Youth Space, Hapori | Community, Level 1, Thursdays 4pm to 6pm.
See the listings in our events calendar.

YA Creative Time

Get creative with the awesome new equipment on Auahatanga, the fourth floor of the new library. Fridays are your time to drop in and use a variety of technologies for making your ideas a reality, including sewing machines, 3D printers, craft and vinyl cutters, design software, and electronics. No experience is necessary, just enthusiasm, imagination, and a desire to be creative. Specialist staff will be on hand if you need help. This is your chance to hang out with other creative youth, learn from and support each other, and make really cool stuff. Ages 13 plus.

Tūranga Taupuni Waihanga / Production Studio, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4, Fridays 4pm to 6pm (not available in the school holidays from 6 to 21 July 2019)
See the listings in our events calendar.

YA Studio Time

The new library has a new audio and video studio! And every Friday is open time for teens to come in and play around. No experience necessary, just enthusiasm. This is your opportunity to hang out in the studio, ask our specialist staff questions and meet like-minded new friends. Ages 13 plus.

Tūranga Taupuni Oro/Ataata / Audio/Video Studio, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4, Fridays 4 to 6pm
See the listings in our events calendar.

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