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School Holiday Programme




Looking for something to fill the time in the school holidays? Check out the creative programmes running at your local library this school holidays. All sessions are limited, call 06 759-6060 to book and remember to bring an adult with you

Discover It! Puke Ariki Library


Winter Lego Wonderland
Tuesday 10 July, 2pm – 3pm

Create your own Winter Wonderland with Lego these school holidays.
Suitable for 5 – 10 year olds. Children please bring an adult. 15 spaces only, bookings essential

Winter Pastimes
Thursday 12 July, 2pm – 3pm

Fill in a wet winter’s day by joining us to make old-school board games.
Suitable for 5 – 10 year olds. Children please bring an adult. 15 spaces only, bookings essential

Winter Lego Wonderland
Tuesday 17 July, 2pm – 3pm

Create your own Winter Wonderland with Lego these school holidays..
Suitable for 5 – 10 year olds. Children please bring an adult. 15 spaces only, bookings essential

Recycled Robots
Thursday 19 July, 2pm – 3pm

Help us reuse and recycle! Create eco-bots using Puke Ariki’s recycling. BYO any extra resources you’d like to add.
Suitable for 5 – 10 year olds. Children please bring an adult. 15 spaces only, bookings essential.

Bell Block Library and Service Centre



Terrific Turtles
Tuesday 10 July, 10.30am - 12pm

Recycle egg cartons to make a terrific turtle family.
Bookings are essential and spaces are limited. Children please bring an adult.

Zine Making
Thursday 12 July, 3.30pm – 5pm

Learn how to make and self-publish your own small book. Bring any art, poems, stories or ideas you would like to use. Try out some great arty techniques.
Bookings are essential and spaces are limited. Suitable for ages 10 and over. Children please bring an adult.

Board in the Holidays
Tuesday 17July, 10.30am - 12pm

Play a range of board games, then make one of your own to take home.
Bookings are essential and spaces are limited. Children please bring an adult.

Sit 'n' Knit
Thurday 19 July, 3.30pm - 5pm

This is your chance to learn to knit with the experts. Our friendly guides will help you along on your knitting journey.
Bookings are essential and spaces are limited. Suitable for ages 10 and over. Children please bring an adult.

Ōākura Library


Fun Felt Veges!
Wednesday 11 July, 10am – 11am

It’s time for winter planting! Create your own vege patch these July school holidays using fun felt!
Booking essential, limited 15. Suitable for ages 5 – 10. Children please bring an adult.

Inglewood Library


Colossal Fossils and Skeleton Art
Thursday 12 July, 10.30am – 11.30am

Have fun with fossil dough and construct a Permian skeleton.
Booking essential, limited 25. Suitable for ages 5 – 10. Children please bring an adult.

Ammonite Mosaics
Thursday 19 July, 10.30am – 11. 30am

Inspired by fossils found during the Permian age, create an ammonite with a spiral of colour!
Booking essential, limited 25. Suitable for ages 5 – 10. Children please bring an adult.


Waitara Library & Service Centre


Easy Styles for Long Hair with Lisa Williams
Wednesday 18 July, 2pm – 4pm

A workshop for parents and kids interested in styling long hair for school-age children. Bring along your own model (parent or kid). Please bring your own hairbrush, hair ties and clips.
Bookings are essential, limited to 10 pairs of participants. Children please bring an adult.