School Holiday Programmes and Activities at Libraries

School Holiday Programmes and Activities - October 2022

Join us for bookable holiday programmes and a range of drop-in activities.

School Holiday drop in fun

These programmes are free, and you can just drop in to take part.

Spring blossoms

Join us for a blooming good time.

Cost: $FREE


No related upcoming events.

Ghost bunting

Have a fa-BOO-lous Halloween.

Cost: $FREE


No related upcoming events.

Backpack buddies

Build a best buddy for your backpack.

Cost: $FREE


No related upcoming events.

Out of this card

Design your own pop up panorama.

Cost: $FREE


No related upcoming events.

Free Programmes

These programmes are free, but bookings are required.

Librarian for a Morning

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!

Ages: 6 to 8 years (Junior); 9 to 12 years (Intermediate)
Cost: $FREE


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!

Ages: 8 to 13 years
Cost: $FREE


Paid Programmes - Bookings Required

Minecraft Fun

Minecraft is a 3D gaming experience that involves creating your own virtual world and interacting with others online. To really enjoy this programme, you will need a basic understanding of Minecraft.

Book in a two hour session and play to your hearts content.

Ages: 7 to 12 years
Cost: $10.99, includes booking fee


Minecraft MEGA!

Harness your excitement about Minecraft and use our technology to design and print your own Minecraft T-shirt.

In the afternoon, complete build challenges or play with your friends. The day will include craft activities and outside games. You will need to BYO lunch and snacks for the day. A T-shirt to print on will be supplied.

Ages: 7-12 years
Cost: $58.24, includes booking fee


Imagination Station holiday activities

Explore Imagination Station Holiday Brick School & other great STEAM-based holiday activities at Tūranga, Aranui, and New Brighton.


Wā Kōrero: Storytimes

Enjoy Wā Kōrero: Storytimes from home - and back in libraries!

Holiday Activities

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

STEAM Club Online

Library after school tutors have set STEAM challenges to do at home. Tinkercad, animated GIFs, coding, and more!

Terms and 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.

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