After School Clubs and Programmes

Join us for after school clubs and programmes. We have plenty of options to choose from, some are free, some require payment, there are drop in sessions, and bookable programmes. Please see details below and information on how to book if required.

Browse the event listings for our after school clubs.

Classes (bookings and payment are required for these programmes)

Make a booking enquiry by phoning 03 941 7923 or email library@ccc.govt.nz.

A Consent Fom is required to be completed by the child and a parent/caregiver for all library after school and holiday programmes.
Completed forms can be returned to any Christchurch City Library or emailed to learningcentre@ccc.govt.nz.
Find out more about conditions for our bookable learning centre 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

Registrations Closed Tūranga Taupuni Oro/Ataata / Audio/Video Studio, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4
Term 1: Tuesdays 4 February to 7 April 2020

Find out more in the events calendar.

Afterschool STEaM Lab

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With a different topic of focus each term, explore the dynamic world of technology in this fun weekly afternoon session. For example - graphic design, electronic engineering, coding, robotics and 3D printing.
Ages: 10 to 13 years (Please note the age range has been incorrectly advertised in our Huraina magazine as 8-12 years, we apologies for the confusion)
Cost: $20 per term

  • New Brighton Library
    FULLY BOOKED Term 1 2020 Photography/Animation. Tuesdays 3.30pm to 5pm, 4 February to 7 April
  • South Library
    FULLY BOOKED Term 1 2020 Robotics. Fridays 3.30pm to 5pm, 7 February to 3 April FULLY BOOKED
  • Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre
    FULLY BOOKED Term 1 2020 Digital Design. Mondays 3.30pm to 5pm, 3 February to 6 April
  • Tūranga
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    erm 1 2020 Science. Thursdays 3.30pm to 5pm, 13 February to 9 April
FULLY BOOKED Afterschool STEaM Lab - Girls in Tech

Ages: 10 to 13 years (Please note the age range has been incorrectly advertised in our Huraina magazine as 8-12 years, we apologies for the confusion)
Cost: $20 per term

  • South Library
    FULLY BOOKED Term 1 2020 Robotics & Coding. Mondays 3.30pm to 5pm, 3 February to 6 April

Find out more in the events calendar.

Minecraft Club

Get creative, start crafting! Build imaginative worlds and battle nocturnal creatures at our Minecraft club.  Join the club and play with your friends. A tutor will be on hand to supervise and assist if necessary.
A basic understanding of the game is required.
Ages: 6 to 13 years
Cost: $20 per term

  • All of our Minecraft Clubs are Fully Booked for Term 1 2020
  • FULLY BOOKED New Brighton Library
    Term 1 2020 Wednesdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm, 5 February to 8 April FULLY BOOKED
  • FULLY BOOKED South Library
    Term 1 2020 Fridays 3.30pm to 4.30pm, 7 February to 3 April FULLY BOOKED
  • FULLY BOOKED Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre
    Term 1 2020 Thursdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm, 13 February to 9 April FULLY BOOKED
  • FULLY BOOKED Tūranga
    Term 1 2020 Tuesdays 4pm to 5pm, 4 February to 7 April FULLY BOOKED
  • FULLY BOOKED Upper Riccarton Learning Centre
    Term 1 2020 Fridays 4pm to 5pm, 7 February to 3 April FULLY BOOKED

More about Minecraft Club 

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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 03 941 7923. See our calendar of Reading to Dogs events.


Free (no bookings required, drop in)

Game Zone - Linwood Library

Come along to Linwood Library for an hour of fun on a Thursday afternoon, 3.30 - 4.30 pm. Play great favourites like Minecraft, Charades, Connect Four, Pictionary and more. Learn and develop strategies in new games such as Minute to Win It and build cool stuff with Makerspace! Bring your friends or meet some new ones; all children aged 8-13 welcome.
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)
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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