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Summer School Holiday Programmes Summer School Holiday Programmes

This school holidays libraries have free bookable activities, pay-for classes that require bookings, and sessions you can just drop in for.
This school holidays libraries have free bookable activities, pay-for classes that require bookings, and sessions you can just drop in for.

After school clubs & programmes After school clubs & programmes

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

More Classic Rhymes for Kiwi Kids More Classic Rhymes for Kiwi Kids

It's mid-December. That means there's only a few more days before school breaks up, and Kiwi families start getting together to celebrate...
It's mid-December. That means there's only a few more days before school breaks up, and Kiwi families start getting together to celebrate...

Stacy Gregg interview Stacy Gregg interview

"I write for strong, brave independent-minded readers who aspire to be heroes" - an interview with New Zealand writer Stacy Gregg.
"I write for strong, brave independent-minded readers who aspire to be heroes" - an interview with New Zealand writer Stacy Gregg.

First Friday Whānau Fun Night First Friday Whānau Fun Night

Feb 1st | 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre
Come along to Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre for family fun - 5.30-6.30pm Friday 1 February 2019 and Friday 1 March 2019.
Come along to Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre for family fun - 5.30-6.30pm Friday 1 February 2019 and Friday 1 March 2019.

Best books of 2018 for kids and teens Best books of 2018 for kids and teens

Librarians have picked their best books of 2018 for kids and teens. Heaps of excellent reading to explore!
Librarians have picked their best books of 2018 for kids and teens. Heaps of excellent reading to explore!

Interview with Steph Matuku Interview with Steph Matuku

Steph Matuku has two books out at the moment, one for kids and one for young adults. She answered our questions about life and writing.
Steph Matuku has two books out at the moment, one for kids and one for young adults. She answered our questions about life and writing.

Just for Kids Just for Kids

Thousands of videos & interactive games - Sesame St, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Franklin the Turtle, Berenstain Bears, Arthur & more
Thousands of videos & interactive games - Sesame St, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Franklin the Turtle, Berenstain Bears, Arthur & more

An interview with Rhys Darby An interview with Rhys Darby

By Kimccl
Funnyman Rhys Darby has teamed up with Scholastic in a fun new fiction series for kids. He talked to us about it.
Funnyman Rhys Darby has teamed up with Scholastic in a fun new fiction series for kids. He talked to us about it.

November 2018 Top Pick Children's Titles November 2018 Top Pick Children's Titles

recommended by KimKids
November's picks of the new and interesting in kids books - check-out these worthy and wonderful books and expand your world!
November's picks of the new and interesting in kids books - check-out these worthy and wonderful books and expand your world!

Gavin Bishop: Cook's Cook book launch Gavin Bishop: Cook's Cook book launch

By Kimccl
Kim attends the launch of writer/illustrator Gavin Bishop's latest book for kids and learns a lot about Captain Cook's ship, the Endeavour.
Kim attends the launch of writer/illustrator Gavin Bishop's latest book for kids and learns a lot about Captain Cook's ship, the Endeavour.

Interview with Swapna Haddow Interview with Swapna Haddow

Awesome author for kids Swapna Haddow (of the 'Dave Pigeon' books fame) has moved to Chch. She answered our questions about life & writing.
Awesome author for kids Swapna Haddow (of the 'Dave Pigeon' books fame) has moved to Chch. She answered our questions about life & writing.

October's Top Picks for Kids October's Top Picks for Kids

recommended by KimKids
What's new and interesting for children in our collections? Nifty New Zealand titles are amongst this month's crop of recent arrivals …
What's new and interesting for children in our collections? Nifty New Zealand titles are amongst this month's crop of recent arrivals ...

After school clubs After school clubs

Selected libraries
Fun, free after school activities for kids at the library during term time.
Fun, free after school activities for kids at the library during term time.

Paraweta, Poo Bum, and stories in te reo Paraweta, Poo Bum, and stories in te reo

By Moata
What do you do if you want to read stories to your child in te reo Māori but neither of you are very fluent? Try some translated classics!
What do you do if you want to read stories to your child in te reo Māori but neither of you are very fluent? Try some translated classics!

CSO Music Trails through the Library CSO Music Trails through the Library

Oct 17th | 10:30am - 11:15am
Tūranga
Bring your tamariki to hear a CSO wind quartet at Tūranga. There will be song, dance, & storytelling. Wednesday 17 October 10.30am
Bring your tamariki to hear a CSO wind quartet at Tūranga. There will be song, dance, & storytelling. Wednesday 17 October 10.30am
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