Due to weather events Elma Turner Library Pop-Up and Stoke Library are closing at 4:30pm Wednesday 17 August.

After School Clubs

Children’s Library Clubs 2022

After-school clubs are paused due to the temporary closure of Elma Turner Library.  We will update this page and our events calendar once these resume. 


Clubs run during the school terms. For bookings and information, please email library@ncc.govt.nz or phone 03 546 0414

Term 1 Tuesday 8 February - Thursday 14 April
Term 2 Monday 2 May - Friday 8 July
Term 3 Monday 25 July - Friday 30 September
Term 4 Monday 17 October - Tuesday 20 December


Rising Scientess

4 - 5pm, Elma Turner Library

Ages 5 – 13

An exploration of STEM for young girls, through creative and fun projects and experiments, delivered by students from Nelson College for Girls. Booking essential.



Junior Reading Club

3:30 - 4:30pm, Elma Turner Library

Ages 8 - 12

For 8-12-year-olds to meet weekly with other kids who love reading. They get to see all the new books before they hit the shelves! And, of course, fun activities.


Media Club

3:30 - 4:30pm, Elma Turner Library

Ages 8+

Media club will produce a newsletter for children’s library every term learning a wide variety of practical reporter/media skills. Bookings essential. Check out our Term One newsletter: The Ice Cream Scoop.

Kid’s Sewing Club

3:30 - 5pm, Elma Turner Library, $5 for 5 week course. 

Ages 9+

Sewing Club will learn about material, patterns, and how to use a sewing machine. Bookings essential.


Young Adult Club - Ages 11+

3:45 - 5pm every second Thursday of the month, Elma Turner Library

YAC is for for teens who love books, crafts, tech and more. They meet monthly and get to see all the Young Adult books before they hit the shelves! 


LEGO Robotics 

3:30 - 4:30pm Elma Turner Library, $5 for 4 week course

Ages 9+

Build, code and play with our robotics classes. A chance for kid’s imaginations to run wild as they create and code robots. Bookings Essential


Please email library@ncc.govt.nz or phone 546 0414 for more information.