School Holiday Programmes and Activities at Libraries

Join us for holiday fun in December 2020 and January 2021!

Summertime Reading Challenge

Kids and Teens - ages 0 to 18 - tell us about your summer reads in three words and be in to win! The Summertime Reading Challenge is on from Tuesday 1 December 2020 to Sunday 28 February 2021. There's a pop up library at Riverside Market, stories in the sun, stories at Riverside and by the pools, and you can win prizes from Riverside Market.

Drop-in holiday activities

Free, no bookings required:

Jiggling Jellyfish

Create a colourful jellyfish to brighten up your summer. These ones won't sting!
Find out where and when.

Jellyfish

Pipe Cleaner People

Imagine and make your own bendable character! Superhero, princess, ninja - it's up to you ...
Find out where and when.

Pipe cleaner people

What's on for Teens

Upcycled Diary or Notebook

Get organised for 2021. Design and make a personalised diary or notebook - dare to plan the upcoming year!
Find out where and when.

Notebooks


Bookable programmes

Stop Motion animation - ages 8 to 10, $20 per child - FULLY BOOKED

Want to make your own stop motion movie? Come and get creative with us these holidays. Learn how to plan a story, and use stop motion photography to film your own animated movie, using Lego figures.
Bookings required, contact our Fingertip Library to make a booking enquiry 941-7923.  Places are limited. 

Minecraft Fun - ages 5 to 7, $10 per child 

Join us these holidays to explore the world of Minecraft. You’ll get to build your own virtual world and play to your heart's content in this two hour session.
Bookings required, contact our Fingertip Library to make a booking enquiry 941-7923.  Places are limited. 

Minecraft Fun - ages 8 to 13, $10 per child

Join us these holidays to explore the world of Minecraft. You’ll get to build your own virtual world and play to your heart's content in this two hour session.
Bookings required, contact our Fingertip Library to make a booking enquiry 941-7923.  Places are limited. 

Sound Treks - ages 9 to 13, $10 per child

Do you love music? Would you like to make your own music! Join us these holidays and learn how to make your own adventurous soundtrack using Garageband. Add your soundtrack to a themed video to share with your whānau and friends.
Bookings required, contact our Fingertip Library to make a booking enquiry 941-7923.  Places are limited. 

Claymation Creation - ages 8 to 10, $20 per child - FULLY BOOKED

Want to make your own stop motion movie? Come and get creative with us these holidays. Make your own clay creations. Learn how to plan a story, and use stop motion photography to film your own animated movie.
Bookings required, contact our Fingertip Library to make a booking enquiry 941-7923.  Places are limited. 

Class


Bookings Required - Free

Librarian for a morning

Are you 9-12 years old? 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!
Find out where and when.

Books

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 ensure this is completed when you call in to pay the course fees or drop your child off for the programme.

  • Payment is required no later than 48 hours prior to the start of the programme – if payment is not made prior to this, the Learning Centre reserves the right to cancel your booking.
  • You can pay in person at any Christchurch City Libraries (excluding the Mobile) or by debit/credit card over the phone to the Fingertip Library, 03 941 7923.
  • A minimum of 48 hours’ notice is requested 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. Please ensure this is completed when you call in to pay the course fees or drop your child off for the programme.
  • 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.
  • Please do not bring along an unwell child to the programme.
  • You are obliged to inform us at registration if your child has medical or behavioural conditions. Your child will not be excluded, but we require accurate information.
  • Children outside the recommended age range will not be placed on the course.
  • Children may be enrolled in two programmes only. If you would like to enrol your child in more than two programmes he/she will be placed on a waitlist and notified closer to the start date as to whether or not there is place available.

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