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April School Holiday Events!

A fun programme for all ages, running from Saturday 17th April to Sunday 2nd May. All events are free.

COVID-19 If Covid-19 Levels change, please check our Facebook page to see which programmes are running. 

Board Game of the Day

Come in and check out our board game of the day!
Napier and Taradale Library
Saturday 17th April - Saturday 1st May

Competitions

Design your own book cover, do some robot colouring, and write your own ANZAC poem.
Collect your entry form from the front desk at Napier or Taradale Library. 
Entries must be submitted by Sunday 2nd May

Holiday Baby Bounce

Suitable for under twos, but parentsw/caregivers of young children must remain in the building
Join us for our half hour programme of songs and movement.
Taradale Library
Tuesday 20th & 27th April 10am

Robotic StorytimeNCCAPR21 April Holiday Programmes Facebook Robot Story Post Event Size 960x540 v2

Suitable for all ages, but parents/caregivers  of young children must remain in the building
Come along and listen to some stories, dance to songs, join in with a robotic activity and create a craft to take home.
Taradale Library
Tuesday 20th April 11am-12.30pm

All Blocks - Brick, Set, Go
Family Lego Sessions

Suitable for ages 5-13 years, but parents/caregivers of young children must remain in the building
Come along to either of our two family sessions to build to our themes of robots!
Taradale Library
Tuesday 20th April & Thursday 22nd April 3-4.30pm

Dash DayNCCAPR21 April Holiday Programmes Facebook Dash Post Event Size 960x540 v2

Suitable for ages 6-10 years, but parents/caregivers of young children must remain in the building
Your chance to meet Dash, the coding mini robot! Can you complete the robot bowling challenge? 
Limited spaces, online registrations essential.
Napier Library
Wednesday 21st April 10am-11am & 1pm-2pm

Dash Register

Crack the Librarian's Code

Suitable for all ages
Think you can crack our code? Search through the Taradale Library for hidden clues to see if you can solve our hidden message.
Taradale Library
Thursday 22nd April between 10am-3pm

YA Quiz NightNCCAPR21 April Holiday Programmes Facebook Quiz Post Event Size 960x540 v3

Suitable for ages 12+ 
With questions covering a variety of categories, there's something for everyone! Come along as a team or as an individual and we'll create a team for you.
Taradale Library
Friday 23rd April 5.30-7.30pm

Minecraft

Suitable for ages 5+ but parents/caregivers of young children must remain in the building
A safe shared Minecraft world for kids. Participants should have the latest version of Minecraft pocket edition loaded onto their devices.
Taradale Library
Saturday 24th April 2-3pm

3D Printer Workshops

Suitable for ages 8-16, but parents/caregivers of young children must remain in the building
Put your design skills to good use using 'Tinkercad'.
Limited Spaces, online registrations essential.
Taradale Library
Tuesday 27th April 11am-12pm & 1-2pm

3D Register

Teen Book Club

Book-related games and reviews, and time to share what you have been reading.
Taradale Library
Tuesday 27th April 5.30pm-6.30pm

Remembrance Day NCCAPR21 April Holiday Programmes Facebook ANZAC Post Event Size 960x540 v2

Suitable for all ages, but parents/caregivers of young children must remain in the building
Join us for a range of ANZAC-themed activities including stories, crafts, and cookie decorating. You can even contribute to our 'Field of Poppies' painting. Storytime at 11am & 1pm.
Taradale RSA
Wednesday 28th April anytime between 10am-2pm

Native Bird Scavenger HuntNCCAPR21 April Holiday Programmes Facebook Scavenge Post Event Size 960x540 v2

Suitable for all ages, but parents/caregivers must supervise young children
Our Native bird friends have gone missing in the Marine Parade Gardens; come and help us find them. Meet us at the Soundshell to join our search party!
The Soundshell
If raining we will meet at Napier Library/MTG
Thursday 29th April anytime between 10am-1pm

Challenge the Librarian

Suitable for ages 12+
Do you have what it takes to outwit a Librarian? Join us for some fun games to see if you can win!
Taradale Library Friday 30th April 3.30-5pm

Manga Meet Up

Suitable for ages 13+ 
Calling all Manga readers! Let's celebrate Free Comic Book Day! We love 'Bleach', 'Black Butler', 'Tokyo Ghoul', 'One Punch Man', and 'My Hero Academia'. Share with us the Manga you have been reading.
Taradale Library
Saturday 1st May 3-4.30pm