Holiday Programmes

Holiday programmes

Drive-in Movies

For ages 3-6

Come and make a box car that you can then ‘drive-in’ to watch a short movie while enjoying a drink and snack. 

Tauranga Library

Tuesday, 13 July from 10-11:30am  
Book drive-in movies

Mount Maunganui Library  

Wednesday, 14 July from 10-11:30am
Thursday, 22 July from 10-11:30am
Book  drive-in movies 

Greerton Library

Thursday, 15 July from 10-11:30am  
Book drive-in movies

Pāpāmoa Library

Wednesday, 21 July from 10-11:30am
Book drive in movies

Registration required. A parent or caregiver must supervise child and some children will require adult help. Juice and small potato chips supplied or BYO snack and drink if you prefer.


Behind the Scenes Library Experience

For ages 7-10

Calling all wannabe librarians! You will love this opportunity to boldly go into staff-only areas and follow the journey of a library book from purchase until it is on the shelf for you to borrow. You will also have an exclusive visit to our fire-proof archives room full of treasures. Includes hand-on activities and refreshments.

Tauranga Library 

Wednesday, 14 July from 10-11:30am
Tuesday, 20 July from 10-11:30am
Book Behind the Scenes Library Experience

Registration required. A parent or caregiver must supervise children.

Behind the Scenes Library Experience – Tween Edition

For ages 11-13

Calling all wannabe librarians! You will love this opportunity to boldly go into staff-only areas and follow the journey of a library book from purchase until it is on the shelf for you to borrow. You will also have an exclusive visit to our fire-proof archives room full of treasures. Includes hand-on activities and refreshments. 

Tauranga Library 

Thursday, 22 July from 10-11.30am
Book Behind the Scenes Library Experience – Tween Edition 

Registration required.

 

Digi Smash

For ages 7-10

Itching to tinker with technology? Ever wondered what’s inside that computer, but you’re not allowed to go crazy with a screwdriver? Come and dissect and dismantle electronic devices with our Digi Pros. 

Pāpāmoa Library   

Monday, 12 July from 10-11:30am
Book Digi Smash

Greerton Library   

Wednesday, 21 July from 10-11:30am
Book Digi Smash

Registration required. A parent or caregiver must supervise children.


Strawbees Engineering

For ages 7-10

Straws and bees? Nope. Strawbees are a system of straws and connectors with infinite possibilities.  From bridges to mechanical claws, from towers to cranes…what will you build?

Greerton Library  

Tuesday, 13 July from 10-11am
Book Strawbees Engineering

Mount Maunganui Library  

Monday, 19 July from 10-11am
Book Strawbees Engineering

Registration required. A parent or caregiver must supervise children.


KEVA Building Challenges

For ages 4-10

The tallest KEVA tower ever built was 15.7 metres tall. While we may not get that high, we can sure come up with some creative designs with our KEVA planks! Put your building hat on and be part of the Keva Building Challenge. Create designs from your imagination or try your hand at a building challenge card. 

Tauranga Library 

Thursday, 15 July from 10-11am
Book KEVA Building Challenges

Pāpāmoa Library 
Thursday, 22 July from 10-11am
Book KEVA Building Challenges

Registration required. A parent or caregiver must supervise children.

Funny Flip-Books

For all ages

Drop-in and make a cool book of crazy faces to take home. Flip through the pages and see what combinations of weird-looking creatures you create! 

No bookings needed, just drop in. Younger children may require accompanying adult assistance.

Pāpāmoa Library

Tuesday, 13 July from 10-11:30am

Mount Maunganui Library

Thursday, 15 July from 10-11:30am

Greerton Library

Tuesday, 20 July from 10-11:30am

Tauranga Library

Wednesday, 21 July from 10-11:30am

Bendy Friends

For all ages

With a bead and a twist make a friend with a bend. A great family friendly activity.

No bookings needed, just drop in. Younger children may require accompanying adult assistance.

Pāpāmoa Library

Thursday, 15 July from 10-11:30am

Mount Maunganui Library 

Tuesday, 20 July from 10-11:30am

Tauranga Library 

Friday, 23 July from 10-11:30am


Resin Casting

For ages 11-18

The perfect mix of science and art, resin casting gives endless opportunities for creative fun. In this session, you will learn to make a silicone mould of an object, make a free-form mould and then cast with opaque resin to create a perfect copy of your objects.  All materials provided.

Please note: this activity involves latex gloves, silicones and polyurethane and is unsuitable for anyone with allergies to those substances. Protective glasses, masks and gloves provided, but you may want to wear an old shirt. 

Greerton Library  

Wednesday, 14 July from 10-11:30am
Book Resin Casting

Pāpāmoa Library  
Monday, 19 July from 10-11:30am
Book Resin Casting 

Registration required.


Picture Perfect – Photo Editing Workshop (Junior)

For ages 6-9

Create the perfect picture! Learn how to edit a photo, add stickers and more! You will then get to create your own picture frame to take home. There will also be prizes for the most creative pictures! Sign up now and get ready to be snap happy!

Mount Maunganui Library  

Monday, 12 July from 10-11am
Book here: https://picture-perfect-mtlib.eventbrite.co.nz

Pāpāmoa Library   
Thursday, 15 July from 10-11am
Book Picture Perfect  

Greerton Library  

Monday, 19 July from 10-11am
Book Picture Perfect

Tauranga Library  

Friday, 23 July from 10-11am
Book Picture Perfect 

Registration required.


Movie Magic – Movie Editing Workshop (Senior/Teen)

For ages 10-14

Develop a promo video for the library that can be featured on our website and Facebook page. Prizes for the best, most creative promo videos! Learn some new techniques, use mixed media and get a behind-the-scenes look at the library. Join one of our movie magic workshops and take your video creation to the next level!

Mount Maunganui Library  

Monday, 12 July from 2-4pm
Book Movie Magic – Movie Editing Workshop (Senior/Teen) 

Pāpāmoa Library  

Friday, 16 July from 10-12pm
Book Movie Magic – Movie Editing Workshop (Senior/Teen)

Greerton Library   

Monday, 19 July from 2-4pm
Book Movie Magic – Movie Editing Workshop (Senior/Teen)

Tauranga Library  

Friday, 23 July from 2-4pm
Book Movie Magic – Movie Editing Workshop (Senior/Teen)  

Registration required.

 


Last Reviewed: 24/06/2021
 

 
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