Motueka Library:
Book Buddy Design Competition

Colour or decorate your book buddy design to be in the running to win your very own handcrafted book buddy to take home. 

There are three age categories: ages 5-6, ages 7-8, and ages 9-10.

Book Buddy entries must be back to the Motueka Library by Monday 9 October. Winners will be announced on Tuesday 10 October. 

Free to participate.

Wednesday 27 September - Monday 9 October

All Libraries:
The Great LEGO® Challenge 

Calling all LEGO® builders!

Come and join The Great LEGO® Challenge. We’ll supply the bricks, and the challenges – you bring your creativity and building skill!

A fun and collaborative holiday activity for children of all ages. 

Free to participate.

Please Note: LEGO® is a trademark of LEGO® Group, and use of this term does not imply authorisation or endorsement of this event. 



Richmond Library:
Thursday 5 October 

Murchison Library:
Friday 6 October


2.00pm - 3.00pm 


11.00am - 12.00pm

 Smart Art

Get smart with your art at the library.

A fun STEAM-based art workshop where kids can
create their own art and learn about shapes and geometry.

Note: some tasks may require adult help for younger children.

Free to participate.

Tuesday 3 October

Richmond Library

Motueka Library 

Tākaka Library 


10.00am - 12.00pm

11.00am - 12.00pm

10.00am - 12.00pm

Richmond Library hosting at Washbourn Gardens: I Spy... at Washbourn Gardens 

Some native birds will be hiding at Washbourn Gardens – fantails, kererū, tūī and more.

How many pictures of the native birds can you spot? 

Come join us at the gardens for some fun bird-spotting.

A perfect holiday activity for children of all ages and their whānau.

Free to participate.

Wednesday 4 October 

10.00am - 12.00pm

Tākaka Library: Learn About Native New Zealand Wildlife

Claire Webster, an Education & Partnerships Officer from Tasman District Council, will join us to talk about a special taonga, our native wildlife in Aotearoa.

Come along and learn something, have some fun and celebrate New Zealand Wildlife!

All ages are welcome.  Free to attend.

Wednesday 4 October  11.00am - 12.00pm

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. It is known for its benefits in creating independent and creative thinking.

We can’t wait to see this in action and have some fun learning at the library! 

Free to participate.

Thursday 5 October

Motueka Library: 

Tākaka Library: 


11.00am - 12.00pm

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Linda Jane Keegan "Stranded" Book Launch  

Join us to celebrate this beautiful new children's book written by Linda Jane Keegan with illustrations by Isobel Joy Te Aho-White.

Linda Jane will read "Stranded", a story about upokohuepilot whales finding themselves in trouble and the people who turn up to help them. 

"Stranded" is based on the mass pilot whale stranding at Farewell Spit in February 2021. Joining Linda Jane will be a special guest from Project Jonah.  

All ages are welcome to join us and enjoy a fun activity.

Books are available for purchase: $22.00. Cash only please. 

Richmond Library: Thursday 5 October 


Motueka Library:
Thursday 5 October 


Tākaka Library: Friday 6 October


11.00am - 12.00pm



3.00pm - 4.00pm



11.00am - 12.00pm