October School Holiday Events!
Ranging from a guest storyteller and friends, to story time and crafts, book clubs, 3D printer workshops, short story and picture competitions there is something for everyone.
On our Big Spooky Day there are activities for all ages. Join in a Spooky Hunt to solve a mystery or listen to some spooky tales. There is also a Murder Mystery night in the Museum/Library for those aged 11 -16.
COVID-19 If Covid-19 Levels change, please check our Facebook page to see which programmes will be running.
STORY TIME & CRAFT Suitable for all ages
Myths & Legends - Taradale Library Tuesday 29 September 10am and Napier Library Thursday 1 October 10am
Spooky Tales and craft - Napier Library Thursday 8 October 10am
Storyteller Mary Kippenberger, musician Peter Charlton-Jones, Danny Priestley along with special friend ‘Aroha’ are coming to entertain you!
Napier Municipal Theatre Foyer Tuesday 6 October 11.30am and Taradale Library Tuesday 6 October 2.30pm
BIG SPOOKY DAY
Suitable for under 5’s Join us for stories & spooky bingo. Come in fancy dress to take part in our best dressed competition. Taradale Library Saturday 3 October 10 – 11.30am
Suitale for 5-11 year olds
Napier Library needs your help, all our lollies have gone missing, help us solve the mystery to find out who took them. Come in fancy dress to take part in our best dressed competition. Napier Library Saturday 3 October 1 – 3pm
Murder Mystery Night
Suitable for 11 – 16 year olds
Something sinister has happened at the Napier Library! We need you on the case to help solve this mystery! Either register as a team or as an individual and we will create teams on the night. We will be on the lookout for clues to help you with the case! Online registrations essential
Prize for best spooky look. Napier Library Saturday 3 October 5.30 – 8.00pm
3D PRINTER: DESIGN A SPOOKY TAG
Suitable for ages 8 – 16. Put your design skills to good use using ‘Tinkercad’. Limited spaces. Online registration essential. Napier Library Wednesday 30 September 10 – 11am & 1 – 2.00pm and Taradale Library Wednesday 7 October 10 – 11 am & 1 – 2.00pm
HOLIDAY BOOK CLUBS
Children’s Book Club Suitable for ages 12 and under. Book related games, book reviews and time to share what you have been reading. Napier Library Wednesday 30 September 2 – 4pm and Taradale Library Wednesday 7 October 2 – 4pm
Young Adults Book Club Suitable for ages 12 and over Book related games, book reviews and time to share what you have been reading. Napier Library Wednesday 30 September 5 – 7pm and Taradale Library Wednesday 7 October 5 – 7pm
SHORT STORY COMPETITION Suitable for all ages. Running over the two weeks of the holidays, your chance to be imaginative to write your own ‘Spooky’ themed short story. Limit to 500 words. Enter via the form on the bottom of this page.
LOCH NESS MONSTER PICTURE COMPETITION Suitable for all ages. Running over the two weeks of the holidays, get creative and draw the Loch Ness monster. Drop in your creation to either of the libraries or take a photo, and enter via the form on the bottom of this page. and under the Children’s tab you will find a form to attach a photo of your creation.
MINECRAFT Suitable for ages 5 + anyone under the age of 14 must be supervised by a caregiver/parent. A safe shared Minecraft world for kids. Participants will need to bring their own device with the lasts version of Minecraft pocket edition loaded on it. Taradale Library Saturday 26 September 2 -3.00pm
FRIDAY GAME DAY Napier Libraries has acquired some new board games. They will be available for use at Taradale Library for you to test out! Age suitability stated on game box. Taradale Library Friday 2nd October 11 - 3.00pm and Napier Library Friday 9th October 11 - 3.00pm
MATHS IS FUN Suitable for ages 5 - 12 Maths is Fun encourages children to have fun with number skills for primary and intermediate children aged. Online registration essential. Taradale Monday 5 – Thursday 8 October. Limited spaces. Times available when registering on the form.