Events for Children and Young People

Celebrate summer with activities, classes and drop sessions. There is something for everyone!

Where bookings are required, please email library@ncc.govt.nz, phone 03 546 8100, or visit us at one of our branches.

December 2021

Santa's Grotto - Stoke Library

Sign up for Lost in Space at this event, and maybe you'll get to meet our extra special guest in time for Christmas.

  • Friday 10 December, 3:30pm
  • Stoke Library, 35 Putaitai Street
  • Suitable for ages 5-12
  • No bookings required

Santa's Grotto - Elma Turner Library

Sign up for Lost in Space at this event, and maybe you'll get to meet our extra special guest in time for Christmas.

  • Saturday 11 December, 11am
  • Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street
  • Suitable for ages 5-12
  • No bookings required

January 2022

Spacecraft Mondays

Self-directed crafts and activities will be out at the libraries over January.

  • Date: Mondays, January 10 - 24, from 1:30pm
  • Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street & Stoke Library, 35 Putaitai Street
  • Suitable for all ages
  • No bookings required

Family Movie Fridays

Sit back and enjoy a family movie every Friday. Bring your popcorn.

  • Date: Fridays, January 7 - 28, movie starts at 1:30pm
  • Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street
  • Suitable for all ages
  • No bookings required

Challenge Workshop - Elma Turner Library

Need help with your Lost in Space Challenges? Or maybe you'd like to show off what you've done? Come along to our workshops to get some inspiration.

  • Date: Wednesday 12 January, 10am
  • Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street
  • Suitable for ages 5 - 12
  • No bookings required

Challenge Workshop - Stoke Library

Need help with your Lost in Space Challenges? Or maybe you'd like to show off what you've done? Come along to our workshops to get some inspiration.

  • Date: Wednesday 19 January, 2pm
  • Stoke Library, 35 Putaitai Street
  • Suitable for ages 5 - 12
  • No bookings required

Baby Massage

Discover the importance of touch for newborn babies and get started with the techniques to give your child a foot massage. Please bring a blanket for your baby to lie on.

  • Saturday 29 January, 10-11pm
  • Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street
  • Suitable for parents
  • Bookings required

February 2022

Summer Reading Celebration Party

Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Challenges with games & activities. Fun for the whole family.

  • Date: Saturday 12 February, 11am onwards
  • Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street
  • Suitable all ages
  • No bookings required.