Activities & services
for kids, young adults
and families

Tamariki & Rakatahi / Kids & Teens

We are committed to providing a broad range of resources, services and activities to children and their families in a safe and welcoming environment.

As well as reading and learning resources from babies through to teens, we offer regular activities, clubs and school holiday programmes. Check out What's On and Blogs for news, resources, events and activities.

Storytime and Wriggle & Rhyme

Many of our libraries host free weekly Story Time and craft sessions for pre-schoolers and Wriggle & Rhyme for babies aged 0-2. This is a great chance to come along and experience music and movement with your baby while meeting other parents, or immerse your kids in reading and encourage a lifelong love of books. Contact your local library or see Events for more details. 

Reading to dogs

Bring in your child to read a book to our visiting therapy dogs, which aims to help children improve their literacy, self-confidence and self-esteem within a nonjudgmental, relaxed and enjoyable environment. The programme also teaches kids about dog safety.

Contact the Queenstown Library for information on upcoming sessions on (03) 441 0600 or email Queenstown library 

Contact the Wanaka Library to book into a Monday or Wednesday session on (03 442 0410 or email Wanaka library

Wanaka Kids Art Club

The Kids Art Club will run at the Wanaka Library every Thursday after school during term from 3.30-4.30pm.  These free classes nurture creative, free-range drawing and are ideal for children aged between 7 and 11.
After School Art is popular and spaces are limited. Book now for the complete term course by phoning us on 03 443 0410 email Wanaka library.

Lego Club

Lego Club sessions run for children aged 5-12 at many of our branches.

This fun club is all about sharing your creativity and letting your imagination go wild.

See What's On to find the lego club nearest you.

Hell Pizza Challenge

This is a reading rewards scheme offered by the NZ Book Awards trust in partnership with Hell Pizza. Check with your local branch for more info, and read more about the challenge here.