School Holiday Programmes and Activities at Libraries

Rejoin us for school holiday fun from 28 September to 9 October 2020!

Drop-in holiday activities

Come along and join us and make:

Monster Bookmarks

Come along and join us in the holidays and make a corner bookmark to keep your place!
Find out where and when.

Blossoming Blooms

Make some paper flowers to brighten your day.
Find out where and when.

Paper woven placemats

Come along and join us in the holidays and weave a fun paper placemat! Weaving paper placemats is fast and easy and great for kids and parents to enjoy together.
Find out where and when.
Read the blog post Fun Woven Paper Placement Holiday Challenge.

What's on for Teens

Teen Book Club

Join the Tūranga Youth Librarians for a monthly book group where we’ll discuss what we’re reading, what we love and what we don’t, as well as discovering new genres and authors – expect games, laughs, conversation, and a MUCH larger ‘to be read’ pile. Thursday 1 October at Wāhi Rangatahi/Youth Space, Hapori | Community, Level 1, Tūranga. Find out more.

Functionable foldable phone stands

Tik Tok time to rock! Come along and create a sturdy stand for your phone. Free, no bookings required. Find out where and when.

Taonga Hunt

Kia ora tamariki mā! Explore Ōtautahi Christchurch and improve your te reo Māori with this fun taonga hunt. Pick up your copy at Tūranga, Christchurch Art Gallery, Canterbury Museum, Botanic Gardens or the Arts Centre, or download the Taonga Hunt [11MB PDF], and begin the adventure. Complete all the activities and earn yourself a free kids size hot chocolate at Universo Cafe. Namunamuā!

Trail runs from Monday 14 September to Sunday 11 October.

Royal New Zealand Ballet Sleeping Beauty competition

A timeless favourite of dance and music is coming to Christchurch in November. Be in to win a family pass to see the magical stage production of The Sleeping Beauty! The prize is a ticket for two adults and two children to attend The Royal New Zealand Ballet production of The Sleeping Beauty on Saturday 21 November, 1.30pm at the Isaac Theatre Royal.

Get green-fingered with flowers and foliage, or crafty with paper, paint and glue to make a flower garland fit for a fairy-tale wedding! Work together with your friends or family on this fun and creative challenge – just in time for the school holidays! Entries open Monday 28 September and close Friday 30 October 2020. Competition is open to all ages. Pick up an entry form from any library or download the entry form.
Find out more.

Bookable programmes

All of our bookable paid holiday programmes below will be running in Alert Level 1 or 2. Maximum numbers for all programmes have been set to allow for physical distancing requirements (Alert Level 2).

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

Discover the process of producing animated movies, using clay. Plan an original story, create your characters and craft your own movie using a stop motion app.

Claymation Creation - ages 11+, $20 per child

Discover the process of producing animated movies, using clay. Plan an original story, create your characters and craft your own movie using a stop motion app.

Minecraft Game Zone - ages 5 to 7, $7 per child 

Minecraft Game Zone is a 3D gaming experience that involves creating your own virtual world and interacting with others online. To really enjoy this programme, you'll need to have a basic understanding of Minecraft.  This programme will be played on iPads.

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