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NOTE: All programmes are cancelled while we are in COVID-19 Alert Level 2

Children and Young Adults

We are proud to have an extensive collection of items for children and young people here at Napier Libraries, and to also be able to offer programmes and events designed for the younger members of the community.

Napier Library (term time)

Baby Bounce
Fridays 10-10.30am 

A half-hour programme of songs, rhymes and finger plays for children ages 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers.

Story Time
Fridays 11-11.45am  

Join us for some fun and excitement as we journey through a collection of adventurous stories and songs all preschoolers can enjoy. Check out our special themed Story Times: 

August 6th: Dinosaur Day
September 10th: Ugly Bug Day
September 17th: Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

All Blocks
Saturdays 3-4:30pm

Ages 5-13 years
Join the All Blocks at our Saturday LEGO® sessions! You can build your very own creations, or try one of our themed challenges and enter the Napier Library All Blocks competition for the chance to win great prizes.

Taradale Library (term time)

Baby Bounce
Tuesdays 10-10.30am 

A half-hour programme of songs, rhymes and finger plays for children ages 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers.

Story Time
Tuesdays 11-11.45am  

Join us for some fun and excitement as we journey through a collection of adventurous stories and songs all preschoolers can enjoy. Check out our special themed Story Times: 

August 3rd: Dinosaur Day
September 7th: Ugly Bug Day
September 14th: Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Board Game Club
Tuesdays 3:30-5:00pm

Group A: Suitable for 10+
Group B: Suitable for 14+

Are you a fan of strategy games? Try out Munchkin, DND, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and more! 

All Blocks
Tuesdays & Thursdays 3-4:30pm

Ages 5-13 years
Join the All Blocks at our after-school LEGO® sessions! You can build your very own creations, or try one of our themed challenges and enter the Taradale Library All Blocks competition for the chance to win great prizes.

Minecraft Club
Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm

Ages 6-13 years
Please bring your own device with the latest update of Minecraft Pocket edition. No registration required. Parents please remain in the building.

Chess Club
Thursdays 3:30-5:00pm

Suitable for all ages and skill levels
Want to learn chess or test your skills? Come along to our chess club!  Suitable for all ages and skill levels. Introductory lessons available. No registration required. 

Code Club
Every second Saturday 2-3pm

Tech Club
Every second Saturday 2-3pm

Ages 8-13
Do you like Robots? Are you interested in coding? Are you interested in Tinkercad? Tech Club may be for you! Parents, please remain in the building. For dates and details, click here.  

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