School Holiday Programmes and Activities at Libraries

School Holiday Programmes and Activities

Summer Holidays 2021-22

 

Paid Programmes - Bookings Required

Important information:

*Age range/restrictions - Please make sure your child meets the age range/restrictions for the programme. Bookings received that do not meet these restrictions will be cancelled and refunded.

Consent Form (required) - We require an online consent form to be completed for every child attending our programming. We only require one form per child per calendar year. Please complete your required Consent Form or follow the link during the booking process.

Cancellations/refunds - Cancellations are available at any time. Refunds are only available if requested 48 hours prior to the event commencing.

Sold Out? - Join Waitlist
Some programmes have a limited waitlist.  To check if waitlist places are still available, click the "Book online link".

Programme Evaluation

In order to continually improve our service and the programmes that we offer, your evaluation of the sessions that you have recently attended is invaluable to us. Please complete our online form to provide us with feedback.

Make your Own Stamp

Design, cut and create your very own personalised stamp, using an iPad and laser cutter. You'll also make stamping accessories and get to collect and share designs with your friends.

5 to 10 years
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$26.74 per child, includes booking fee

South
Friday 21 January 1.30pm to 3.30pm
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Tūranga
Wednesday 19 January 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Tuesday 25 January 10am to 12noon CANCELLED
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View all the sessions in the events calendar

Sold Out? Join Waitlist
There is a limited waitlist available for these programmes. To check if waitlist places are still available, click on the "Book online link" above.

stamp

Wall Art Wonder

Wow your friends and family with your very own masterpiece! Using our digital equipment, you'll draw and print your own design onto fabric and make a magnetic hanger to display it from.

5 to 10 years
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$21.49 per child, includes booking fee

South
Friday 28 January 1.30pm to 3.30pm
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View all the sessions in the events calendar

Sold Out? Join Waitlist
There is a limited waitlist available for these programmes. To check if waitlist places are still available, click on the "Book online link" above.

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Hot Wheels Frenzy

Learn about construction and physics while playing with mini cars!  You'll get to reverse engineer your very own Hot Wheels equipment and take turns building tracks to challenge and race your friends.

6 to 9 years
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$21.49 per child, includes booking fee

New Brighton
Monday 17 January 10am to 12noon
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Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre
Tuesday 25 January 10am to 12noon CANCELLED
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View all the sessions in the events calendar

Sold Out? Join Waitlist
There is a limited waitlist available for these programmes. To check if waitlist places are still available, click on the "Book online link" above.

 

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Minecraft Fun

Learn through play as you explore, build and interact with others inside a virtual world. To really enjoy this programme you'll need to have a basic understanding of Minecraft.

8 to 12 years
Book online
$10.99 per child, includes booking fee

New Brighton
Monday 17 January, 1.30pm to 3.30pm
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South
Friday 21 January 10am to 12noon
Friday 28 January 10am to 12noon
Book online

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre
Monday 17 January 10am to 12noon
Book online

Tūranga
Wednesday 19 January 10am to 12noon
Tuesday 25 January 1.30pm to 3.30pm CANCELLED
Book online

Upper Riccarton
Thursday 27 January 1.30pm to 3.30pm
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View all the sessions in the events calendar

Sold Out? Join Waitlist
There is a limited waitlist available for these programmes. To check if waitlist places are still available, click on the "Book online link" above.

Minecraft

Sound Trek

Do you love music and like the idea of making your own using an iPad?

Pitched at beginner level and using GarageBand, you can make your own soundtracks to match our awesome themed video clips of space, nature and cats.

9 to 12 years
Book online
$16.24 per child, includes booking fee

Upper Riccarton
Thursday 20 January 10am to 12.30pm
Thursday 27 January 10am to 12.30pm
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View all the sessions in the events calendar

Sold Out? Join Waitlist
There is a limited waitlist available for these programmes. To check if waitlist places are still available, click on the "Book online link" above.

Love That Book T-shirt Design

Create a T-shirt design of your favourite book.  Use direct-to-Garment printer to transform either a handmade or digital design into a one-of-a-kind T-shirt celebrating your favourite literary moment.  BYO washed white cotton T-Shirt.

12+ years
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$26.74 per child, includes booking fee

South
Tuesday 18 January 12noon to 2.30pm
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Sold Out? Join Waitlist
There is a limited waitlist available for these programmes. To check if waitlist places are still available, click on the "Book online link" above.

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Imagination Station holiday activities

Explore Imagination Station Holiday Brick School & other great STEAM-based holiday activities at Tūranga, Fendalton, Aranui, Upper Riccarton

Holiday Activities

Librarians have put together crafts & fun activities you can do at home.

Free Programmes

These programmes are free, but bookings are required.

Librarian for a Morning - Junior - 5-8 years

Want to be a librarian for a morning? Love books and reading? Come and see what happens behind the scenes at your local library. Learn how to sort and shelve, use the catalogue, share stories and many other wonderful things our librarians do!

5 to 8 years
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$FREE

Fendalton
Friday 14 January 9am to 12noon
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South
Friday 21 January 9am to 12noon
Book online

Tūranga
Tuesday 18 January 9.30am to 12:30pm
Book online

View all the sessions in the events calendar

Sold Out? Join Waitlist
There is a limited waitlist available for these programmes. To check if waitlist places are still available, click on the "Book online link" above.

Librarian for a Morning - Intermediate - 9-12 years

Want to be a librarian for a morning? Love books and reading? Come and see what happens behind the scenes at your local library. Learn how to sort and shelve, use the catalogue, share stories and many other wonderful things our librarians do!

9 to 12 years
Book online
$FREE

Fendalton
Friday 21 January 9am to 12noon
Book online

Tūranga
Thursday 20 January 9.30am to 12.30pm
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View all the sessions in the events calendar

Sold Out? Join Waitlist
There is a limited waitlist available for these programmes. To check if waitlist places are still available, click on the "Book online link" above.

Librarian

Monster Pen-pal Postcard Swap - 7-12 years

We've teamed up with the Ministry for Stories to help the world's monsters to combat their holiday boredom.

The global pandemic has meant that worldwide, monsters are finding it much more challenging to travel abroad unnoticed. So, they are keen to find out what humans are doing during their holidays. We've received a number of postcards from monsters who are seeking a human pen-pal to swap postcards. We need you to design a postcard and tell your chosen monster about your holiday. We will post your postcards through our monster mail postal service and contact you when your monster sends their reply back to us - just in time to lift your spirits as you before you return to school!

Literacy skills required

7 to 12 years
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$FREE

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre
Thursday 20 January 2pm to 3pm
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Sold Out? Join Waitlist
There is a limited waitlist available for these programmes. To check if waitlist places are still available, click on the "Book online link" above.

Toi Whakarākei - Māori Decorating Crafts

Looking for something new to wear back to school? Come and create some badges using Māori designs and images with kīwaha – Māori sayings.

Original, authentic and fun to try, while strengthening your Māori Language skills.

Nau mai, tauti mai – all welcome

  12 -16 years
Book online
$FREE

Linwood
Thursday 3 February 10.30am to 11.30am
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Upper Riccarton
Thursday 27 January 10.30am to 11.30am
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View all the sessions in the events calendar

Sold Out? Join Waitlist
There is a limited waitlist available for these programmes. To check if waitlist places are still available, click on the "Book online link" above.

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Sherlock Holmes Investigates

Do you want to be a detective?  Celebrate Sherlock Holmes with forensic science experiments and see if you can solve the crime!

8 to 13 years
Book online
$FREE

South
Wednesday 19 January 2pm to 3.30pm
Friday 28 January 2pm to 3.30pm
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View all the sessions in the events calendar

Sold Out? Join Waitlist
There is a limited waitlist available for these programmes. To check if waitlist places are still available, click on the "Book online link" above.

Sherlock

School holiday drop-in fun

Meri Kirihimete - Christmas Cards

Enjoy Christmas waiata while making te reo Māori Christmas cards for your friends and whānau.

Matuku Takotako Sumner Centre
Friday 17 December 10.30am to 11.30am and 1pm to 2pm

Ōrauwhata Bishopdale
Thursday 23 December 10.30am to 11.30am and 1pm to 2pm

Redwood
Tuesday 21 December 10.30am to 11.30am and 1pm to 2pm

Tūranga
Wednesday 15 December 10.30am to 11.30am and 1pm to 2pm

View all the sessions in the events calendar

Pasifika Christmas Stocking

Come and join in making your very own mini Pasifika Christmas stocking.  These mini Pasifika stocking decorations can be placed on your very own Christmas tree.

Hornby
Tuesday 14 December 3pm to 4pm

Linwood
Thursday 16 December 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Te Hapua: Halswell Centre
Saturday 18 December 11am to 2pm

View all the sessions in the events calendar

Pasifika Christmas stocking

O Christmas Tree

Fold a festive forest!
Find out where and when.

Christmas trees

Tech Drop-in

Have a go with a variety of fun and playful technologies like robotics, coding, and other creative applications with our friendly staff helping.

Technologies change depending on the day.

7 -14 years

Redwood
Wednesday 19 January 1pm to 2:30pm

Upper Riccarton
Thursday 27 January 1pm to 2.30pm

View all the sessions in the events calendar

Handmade Bookmarks

Make your mark and mark your place with a personalised bookmark.
Find out where and when.

Handmade bookmarks

Under the sea diorama

What can you see under the sea? Create your own under the sea scene!
Find out where and when.

Paper, wire, rock - DIY Photo holder

Rock your photos with a DIY holder!
Find out where and when.

Photo holders

Conditions for bookable Learning Centre holiday programmes

Note: A Consent Form is required to be completed by the child and a parent/caregiver for all learning centre after school and holiday programmes.

  • Payment is required at the time of booking, using a debit or credit card.
  • A minimum of 48 hours’ notice is required for cancellations. After this time the programme cost in non-refundable.
  • A Consent Form is required to be completed by the child and a parent/caregiver.
  • Drop off and pick up times are 10 minutes prior to the advertised programme times. We are not responsible for your children outside of these hours.
  • If your child is absent or running late, please telephone us 03-941-7923.
  • Please do not bring along an unwell child to the programme.
  • Children must meet the advertised age range/restrictions. Bookings received outside of theses advertised age range/restrictions will be cancelled and refunded.

Programme Evaluation

In order to continually improve our service and the programmes that we offer, your evaluation of the sessions that you have recently attended is invaluable to us. Please complete our online form to provide us with feedback.

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