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Summer Holiday Programme events


There are loads of super fun programmes for 4-16 year olds happening throughout the summer holidays at both Napier and Taradale library. Download the full programme of events here or see the full list below.


Bring your own devices with the latest edition of Minecraft pocket edition downloaded and enjoy multiplayer with other Minecraft builders!

Napier Library: Wednesdsay, 19 December 3-4:30

Taradale Library:  Wednesday, 9 January 2-3:30

Registrater your interest with or

Suitable for ages 5-11.  

Build with LEGO

Limited number, please register with Jessie or Anne, parents are asked to stay at the library during this time  

Taradale Library: Tuesday, 11 December 3:30-5

Napier Library:  Monday, 31 December 11:30-1

Suitable for ages 5-11

The Park Island Muddle

We have lost our Amazing Read team around Park Island! We need your help to find them. Also a great opportunity to do your first report-in (even your second)

Park Island:  2pm-5pm,  Friday, 21 December 

Suitable for ages 4-11

'Twas the night before Christmas

Join us for some Christmas songs, stories and crafts.

Napier Library: Monday, 24 December 10:30-11:30

Taradale Library: Monday, 24 December 10:30-11:30

Suitable for ages 4-11

Teen Trivia Evening

Think you know it all! Sign up and come along to our teen trivia night. Register as a team of 4 or as an individual and we will create a team for you.

Questions about books, movies, who lived and died, what’s my name and so much more!

Register contact

Taradale Library: Thursday, 27 December 5:30-8pm Trivia beginning 6pm sharp. 

Suitable to ages 11-16

Make a Maze

Challenge yourself and come create a Board Maze, then see if you can get a bead from one side of your maze to the other, then take if home and challenge friends.   

Greenmeadows East Community Hall: Friday, 28 December 10:30-12:30

Suitable for ages 4-11.

Little Dog Barking 'Twinkle'

A new original puppet play from the international award winning theatre company Little Dog Barking.

A simple and beautiful story about Twinkle, a small girl who wants to fly, to fly to the moon, to fly to other worlds. A lovely story about imagination, dreams, adventure and friendship.

Napier Library: Friday, 4 January 10:30-11:30 at the MTG Education Rooms

Taradale Library: Friday, 4 January 1:30-2:30

Suitable for all ages 4-11

Experimental fun!

We have been exploring some of our crazy science books and have found some exciting things to share with you, so join us for some ‘experimental’ fun!

Limited numbers, please register with or

Napier Library:  Tuesday, 8 January 10:30-11:30

Suitable for ages 5-11

Creators Panel

You asked so we created!

Napier Libraries will be hosting an amazingly diverse panel of Creative people to answer your questions about the writing and illustrating book world.

 To register contact and please bring pre-prepared question with time for un-prepared questions at the end

Napier Library: Thursday, 10 January 6-7pm

Suitable for ages 11-16

Summer Fun

Join us at Taradale Library for some extra summer fun where anything could happen.

Taradale Library:  Wednesday, 16 January 10:30-11:30

Suitable for ages 4-11


Zappo The Magician has enjoyed performing as a full time children’s entertainer for the last 19 years and he will be sharing some of that magical joy with us this summer! With an array of fantastic awards to his name Zappo is not a performance you want to miss!

Taradale Library: Thursday, 17 January 10-11

Napier Library: Thursday, 17 Janauary 1-2pm at the MTG Education Rooms

Suitable for ages 4-11


All Programmes Free
For more information ring 845 9005 (Taradale) or 834 4180 (Napier)

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