October Holiday Programme

Your local library is the place to be these school holidays. Check out these exciting events for kids!

Most are free, and a few require booking. Contact your library for further information.

Motueka Library

Murchison Library

Richmond Library

Takaka Library

Motueka Library                                            

Event Description Date and Time
Hell Reading Challenge Feed you reading appetite with a free Hell pizza. Collect your free pizza reading wheel from Richmond or Motueka Library. For 5-14 year olds. Monday 30 September - Saturday 12 October
Wordtastic Scavenger Hunt Search the library for ten hidden clues, unscramble the words, enter the Lucky Prize Draw ... and have fun! For 5-12 year olds. Free. Monday 30 September - Saturday 12 October
Drop-in Techy Time Young tech-lovers are invited to drop in to learn through play with our Bots, 3Doodler pens, LEGO and more! For age 7+. Free. 10.00am-11.30am, Tuesday 1 October
Teen Takeover Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of eco fashion challenges; including an op shop scvenger hunt and making your own no-sew carry bags. For ages 12+. Booking essential. 1.00pm-4.00pm, Wednesday 2 October
Storytime Embark on a wonderful imaginative journey during a fun hour of fabulous stories and awesome art creation. For 4-9 year olds. Free. 10.00am-11.00am, Thursday 3 October
The Magnificent Mr Shapes Storyteller of tall tales, Mr Shapes transports you into a world of dragons, wizards, fairies, pirates and octopi! For ages 4+. Free. 11.00am-11.45am, Saturday 5 October
Wonderful Words Storytime This fun storytime is suitable for 1-5 year olds. Bring your pre-schoolers along and enjoy fabulous stories and songs together. Free. 10.00am-10.30am, Monday 7 October
Up-cycle Cardboard Box Challenge Kids, build anything you can dream up using cardboard boxes, recycled materials, and your imagination. Drop in for an hour of creativity. Free. 10.00am-11.30am, Tuesday 8 October
Storytime Embark on a wonderful imaginative journey during a fun hour of fabulous stories and awesome art creation. For 4-9 year olds. Free. 10.00am-11.00am, Thursday 10 October

Murchison Library                                            

Event Description Date and Time
Wordtastic Scavenger Hunt Search the library for ten hidden clues, unscramble the words, enter the Lucky Prize Draw ... and have fun! For 5-12 year olds. Free. Monday 30 September - Saturday 12 October

Richmond Library                                            

Event Description Date and Time
Hell Reading Challenge Feed you reading appetite with a free Hell pizza. Collect your free pizza reading wheel from Richmond or Motueka Library. For 5-14 year olds. Monday 30 September - Saturday 12 October
Wordtastic Scavenger Hunt Search the library for ten hidden clues, unscramble the words, enter the Lucky Prize Draw ... and have fun! For 5-12 year olds. Free. Monday 30 September - Saturday 12 October
Storytime Join us for some amazing stories and fun songs. Get crafty and make something special to take home. For 4-9 year olds. Pre-schoolers, please bring an adult. Free. Monday 30 September, 11.00am-12.00pm
Book Launch: It's Time To Go Author Carol Duffy reads her book It's Time To Go, a book about native New Zealand birds, then make some art. Cash book sales available for $18. Free to attend. Tuesday 1 October, 11.00am-12.00pm
Bracelet Making Workshop Design and make your own bracelet using gorgeous beads! Fun for everyone age 6+. Parents welcome. $6 for one bracelet, $10 or two. Cash sales only. Wednesday 2 October, 10.30am-11.30am
Word Games With Librarians! Have you ever wanted to see how much librarians really love words? Drop in to play a word game with a librarian. All ages and skill levels welcome. Free. Thursday 3 October, 10.00am-12.00pm
Magnificent Mr Shapes Storyteller of tall tales, Mr Shapes transports you into a world of dragons, wizards, fairies, pirates and octopi! For 4-9 year olds. Friday 4 October, 10.00am-11.00am
Family-friendly Movie Join us for a family-friendly movie. Relax with friends or family, and bring your own snacks and a comfy cushion. PG rated. Children under 7, please bring an adult. Free. Friday 4 October, 1.00pm-2.40pm
Youth Makers Market Support our talented young artists, craftspeople and entrepreneurs by visiting Richmond's Youth Makers Market. Tuesday 8 October, 12.30pm-2.00pm
Book In a Day Sit back, relax and listen to a much-loved book read aloud by literature-loving librarians. Drop in any time from 10.00am to listen to a well-known novel being read from start to finish. Free. Thursday 10 October, 10.00am onwards
Mystery Ink Brand new books, tasty snacks and games for teens aged 12+! Get first dibs on new books and comics, enjoy kai with new friends and have fun with activities and games. Free. Thursday 10 October, 3.30pm-5.00pm

Takaka Library                                            

Event Description Date and Time
Wordtastic Scavenger Hunt Search the library for ten hidden clues, unscramble the words, enter the Lucky Prize Draw ... and have fun! For 5-12 year olds. Free. Monday 30 September - Saturday 12 October
Magic Show With Ms Fizzberry If you love magic and imagination, don't miss this fantastical show! Come dressed as your favourite book character and be in to win a prize. Free. Tuesday 1 October, 10.30am-11.30am
Robotic Workshop: a-MAZE-ing Workshop A fun, hands-on robotic session for children aged 9-14. Use sensors and modules for various challenges, code your robots to go through a maze, send messages and more! Cost: $20. Contact Takaka Library to book your spot. Wednesday 2 October, 9.00am-12.30pm or 1.30pm-5.00pm
Robotic Workshop: Make Your Own Moving Machine A fun, hands-on robotic session for children aged 9-14. Build your own moving machine using graphic programming software. Cost: $20. Contact Takaka Library to book your spot. Thursday 3 October, 9.00am-12.30pm or 1.30pm-5.00pm
Pocket Heart Workshop Drop in between 2.00pm and 4.00pm to learn how to sew a stack of hearts to give away, whenever someone is in need of one. For ages 8+. Free. Friday 4 October, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Imagine Storytime Be prepared for some serious fun and some fantastical stories when you go on a magical journey with Nerissa and Doris. For ages 4-9. Free. Tuesday 8 October, 10.30am-11.30am
Techy Time Drop in to learn through play with our Bots, 3Doodler pens, LEGO and more. For ages 7+. Free. Friday 11 October, 10.00am-12.00pm
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