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Summer Events

Colouring Competitions

Colouring Competitions

Monday 6 December 2021 – Sunday 30 January 2022

We have some exciting competitions that you can enter these summer holidays. Visit either Napier or Taradale Library to collect our fun activities.  Complete them at home and return them back to either library to be in the draw for some awesome prizes! 
 

  • Create your own fictional world 
  • Create your own fictional character 
  • Create your own new native bird  
  • Native bird colouring in competition 
Lego Creations

Lego Creations

Thursday 30 December 2021 – Sunday 30 January 2022  

Join the All Blocks fun! Make a Lego creation to our holiday theme “Kiwi Summer” or an original creation of your own. Take a photo of it, upload it to our website, choose one of our cool themed backgrounds and we’ll put it all together for you! For each creation you send us, you’ll receive an entry into our draw to win a Lego prize! 

If you need some inspiration, check out some of the great creations we’ve seen so far this year in our slideshows on our YouTube channel.

Submit your creation

Green Screen Competition

Green Screen Competition

Thursday 30 December 2021 – Sunday 30 January 2022  

Do you want to create movie magic? You can put yourself anywhere in the universe with a green screen! Send in your green screen photo or film to our holiday theme “Kiwi Summer” or your own original creation and you’ll receive an entry into our prize draw! 

 If you need some help, take a look at our instructional videos on our YouTube channel (one for Android and one for Apple) and get creating!  

Submit your creation

Stop Motion Competition

Stop Motion Competition

Thursday 30 December 2021 – Sunday 30 January 2022  

Calling all budding animators! Why not put your creative talents to the test these holidays and shoot a Stop Motion animation? Have a look at our instructional video on our YouTube channel to get you started and if you upload your results for us to see, you’ll receive an entry into our prize draw!  

Submit your creation

Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Monday 13 December 2021 – Sunday 30 January 2022

Time to be a photographer! Check out our Facebook page to see what you will need to find and take a photo of. Upload to our form, and be in the chance to win some awesome prizes!

Upload your photos here

Scratch Competition

Scratch Competition

Monday 6 December 2021 – Sunday 30 January 2022 

Create your own scratch game to be in to win some great prizes. You can check out our ‘how to’ tutorial on our Facebook page or on our YouTube channel.

Submit your creation 

Stepping into Christmas

Stepping into Christmas

For the month of December, Napier Libraries is gearing up for Christmas! Pop into either Napier or Taradale Library to collect reindeer food for Santa to give to his reindeer on Christmas Eve. You can also name Santa’s new reindeer for 2021. Join us virtually on our Facebook page for our great Christmas content. Our Instagram will have also have ideas on what to read these Christmas holidays 
 

  • Reindeer Food: from Wednesday 1 December – Friday 24 December 
  • Name Santas new reindeer: from Monday 6 December – Friday 24 December 
  • Christmas Kids' Quiz: Monday 20 December Virtual
  • Christmas Story Time: Tuesday 21 December Virtual
  • Christmas Tree Mobiles: Wednesday 22 December Virtual
  • Day Before Christmas Story Time: Friday 24 December Virtual
Online Kids’ Quizzes

Online Kids’ Quizzes

Mondays: 6, 13 December & 10, 24 January 

Challenge yourself with our online kids' quizzes.  These will be posted on our Facebook page, so keep an eye out!  

Virtual Story Times

Virtual Story Times

Tuesdays: 7, 14 December & 11, 25 January

Join your children’s librarians as they read some fantastic New Zealand picture books. Story times will be posted on our Facebook page for you to enjoy.

It’s a Virtual Summer!

It’s a Virtual Summer!

Keep busy these summer holidays by checking out our Facebook page for our virtual activities!  
 

  • Discovery Time - Lava Lamps: Saturday 18 December
  • Discovery Time - Slime: Saturday 1 January
  • Native Bird Character Unscramble: Now on our Facebook page
  • Paper Plate Kiwis: Wednesday 5 January  
  • Tech Times: Saturdays 15 & 29 January 
  • Paper Plate Dream CatchersWednesday 19 January   

All virtual activities will be available on our YouTube channel after being posted to our Facebook page.

Taradale Library

9.30am - 5.30pm, Monday to Friday
10 am - 4pm, Saturday and Sunday
(Closed public holidays)

24 White Street, PO Box 7056,
Taradale, 4141
New Zealand

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