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Time for Fun. Every Library, Every Saturday.

Come to your local library this Saturday afternoon for some free fun. All our libraries have things to do – see the schedule below. Events start 2pm.

Age Suitability

Most events are suitable for all ages but children younger than 8 years old will require active adult supervision.

Saturdays Darfield Leeston Lincoln Rolleston
27 January Kids’ Summer Reading prize draw & activity
Come along to be in to win at our live BINGO prize Draw!
Kids’ Summer Reading prize draw & activity
Come along to be in to win at our live BINGO prize Draw!
Kids’ Summer Reading prize draw & activity
Come along to be in to win at our live BINGO prize Draw!
Kids’ Summer Reading prize draw & activity
Come along to be in to win at our live BINGO prize Draw!
3 February Lego
Bring the family and build something new. 4 Years +
Giant games
Great BIG fun with giant games in the library.
Lego
Bring the family and build something new. 4 Years +
BeeBots
Learn to program your BeeBot 4 years+
10 February Storytime
A fun interactive session of stories,
activities and songs. Aimed at 2-5 year olds.
Lego
Bring the family and build something new. 4 Years +
Rhymetime
A fun, interactive session of stories, songs,
rhyme and bubbles! Aimed at children under 18 months and up.
Giant Games
Great BIG fun with giant games in the library.
17 February TBA Storytime
A fun interactive session of stories, activities and songs. Aimed at 2-5 year olds.
TBA Rhymetime
A fun, interactive session of stories, songs,
rhyme and bubbles! Aimed at children under 18 months and up.
24 February Giant games
Great BIG fun with giant games in the library.
Euchre
Euchre fan? Bring a friend or two for a game.
Giant games
Great BIG fun with giant games in the library.
Lego
Bring the family and build something new. 4 Years +
3 March Craft Make a Book
Write and illustrate and easy folded paper booklet.
Storytime
A fun interactive session of stories, activities and songs. Aimed at 2-5 year olds.
TBC
10 March Lego
Bring the family and build something new. 4 Years +
BeeBots
Learn to program your BeeBot 4 years+
Lego
Bring the family and build something new. 4 Years +
Storytime
A fun interactive session of stories, activities and songs. Aimed at 2-5 year olds.
17 March Easter Craft Games Rhymetime
A fun, interactive session of stories, songs,
rhyme and bubbles! Aimed at children under 18 months and up.
Make a Book
Write and illustrate and easy folded paper booklet.
24 March Storytime
A fun interactive session of stories, activities and songs. Aimed at 2-5 year olds.
Giant Games
Great BIG fun with giant games in the library.
TBC Easter Craft
31 March BeeBots
Learn to program your BeeBot 4 years+
Lego
Bring the family and build something new. 4 Years +
Giant Games
Great BIG fun with giant games in the library.
Lego
Bring the family and build something new. 4 Years +

Storytime to Go packs

Storytime to Go packs have arrived at Selwyn Libraries!  These are packs of tried and true books on particular themes and they can be taken out by you!

If you are unsure of what to select for your child,  in a rush or just want some great books on the same topic, grab one of our packs today. They can be issued for a month and each pack contains 6-8 books.

Ask us for more details…

Fun after school programme!

Fun after school programme!

Love LEGO®? Join the free LEGO® Club !
Lincoln Library, first Wednesday of the month,
first session 7 February, 3.30–4.30pm
Leeston Library, third Monday of the month,
first session 19 February, 3.30–4.30pm
Darfield Library, second Tuesday of the month,
first session 13 February, 4–5pm
Rolleston Library, fourth Tuesday of the month,
first session 27 February, 5–6pm
Register at your preferred library.
Term time only.

Recommended for primary

school aged children. Children under eight
years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

New opening hours

From Labour Day (Monday 23 October 2017), Selwyn District Libraries will begin a six-month trial of new opening hours based on consultation carried out in the draft Annual Plan.Each of the four libraries have unique hours to enable greater access to library services at times convenient to residents. More details inside.

From Labour Day (Monday 23 October 2017), Selwyn District Libraries will begin a six-month trial of new opening hours based on consultation carried out in the draft Annual Plan.

Each of the four libraries have unique hours to enable greater access to library services at times convenient to residents.

With library hours extending into Saturday afternoons, programmes and activities will be available in the weekends as well as during the week. Service Centres at Lincoln, Leeston and Darfield will be available on Saturday mornings until midday. The trial hours also include at least one extended evening per week to allow access after business hours.

Darfield

Monday 9:00am – 5:00
Tuesday 9:00 – 7:00
Wednesday 9:00 – 5:00
Thursday 9:00 – 5:00
Friday 9:00 – 5:00 (apart from second and fourth Friday of the month when will open at 10:00 for staff training)
Saturday 9:30 – 3:30
Sunday CLOSED

Leeston

Monday 9:00 – 5:00
Tuesday 9:00 – 5:00
Wednesday 9:00 – 6:00
Thursday 9:00 – 5:00
Friday 10:00 – 4:00
Saturday 10:00 – 4:00
Sunday CLOSED

Lincoln

Monday 8:30 – 5:30
Tuesday 8:30 – 5:30
Wednesday 8:30 – 5:30
Thursday 8:30 – 6:30
Friday 8:30 – 5:30 (apart from second and fourth Friday of the month when will open at 10:00 for staff training)
Saturday 9:30 – 3:30
Sunday CLOSED

Rolleston

Monday 8:30 – 5:00
Tuesday 8:30 – 6:00
Wednesday 8:30 – 6:00
Thursday 8:30 – 6:00
Friday 10:00 – 6:00
Saturday 9:30 – 4:00
Sunday CLOSED

Teen Book Club

Do you love reading? Are you aged 13 or over? Lincoln Library is running a Teen Book Club this year and we would love you to join us! Come along and talk about the books you love, see the latest Young Adult titles, and get some help with your NCEA texts. Drinks and snacks provided! If this sounds like you, contact the Lincoln Library on 3472876, or email Lincoln.Library@selwyn.govt.nz

Paws for reading

Paws for Reading – Term One 2018

Read to a furry friend! Is your child shy or reluctant about reading? Do they need to gain confidence in reading aloud? Reading to a gentle and patient furry friend can help. Selwyn District Libraries are partnering with members of the Selwyn Dog Training Club to offer Paws for Reading. Book your child in to spend fifteen minutes reading to a friendly, carefully selected dog.

Read to a furry friend!

Is your child shy or reluctant about reading? Do they need to gain confidence in reading aloud? Reading to a gentle and patient furry friend can help. Selwyn District Libraries are partnering with members of the Selwyn Dog Training Club to offer Paws for Reading. Book your child in to spend fifteen minutes reading to a friendly, carefully selected dog.

Can this help your child’s reading?

Similar programmes have been shown to improve reading fluency between 10 – 30% over time, however no results are guaranteed.

How to participate

Please bring a book that your child has read before or choose one from the library before the session. Most sessions will be on the mobile library bus.

Dogs have each been carefully selected and will be monitored by the dog’s owner/handler. A library staff member will also be on hand at all times during the session, however the sessions encourage children to read to the dog with minimal adult intervention.

IMPORTANT

Please do not book your child into a session if they are nervous or anxious around dogs.

Please do not book your child into a session if they have a known allergy to dogs.

Summer in Selwyn Libraries

Our Summer in Selwyn holiday programmes are underway – find out what’s on at your library.

Think, Create, Write!

Ever seen a ‘zine? Tell your story, make your own book, and illustrate it! Create in a digital or paper format. Suitable for all school aged children.

FREE – bookings not required but spaces are limited.

Darfield – Monday 22 January 2018, 10.00-11.00am
Leeston – Tuesday 23 January 2018, 2.00-3.00pm
Lincoln – Thursday 11 January 2018, 10.30-11.30am
Rolleston – Tuesday 16 January 2018, 10.30-11.30am

Graphic for Think Create Write Event

Kawaii Crafts

We all know about the Japanese cutsie pop-culture of Hello Kitty® and Pushkin® – have a go at our cutsie crafts – includes origami, making bookmarks, and for those that want a challenge, hand sew a cute cat cushion!

Recommended for children age 8 and over.

FREE – bookings are required.

Darfield:
Monday 15 January 2018, 2.00-3.00pm

Leeston:
Thursday 11 January 2018, 10.00-11.00am

Lincoln:
Tuesday 9 January 2018, 10.30-11.30am and Thursday 25 January 2018, 10.30-11.30am

Rolleston:
Thursday 11 January 2018, 10.30-11.30am and Monday 22 January 2018, 2.00-3.00pm

Kawaii Craft Graphic

Games Challenge

Multigenerational fun! Bring your nana, your dad, your cousins or just yourself! We will have a range of giant and normal sized games available for all ages to play.

FREE – Bookings not required, but spaces will be limited.

Darfield – Wednesday 10 January 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm
Leeston – Thursday 18 January 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm
Lincoln – Tuesday 16 January 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm
Rolleston – Wednesday 24 January 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm
Outreach – Dunsandel Sports Centre– Thursday 18 January 2018, 2.00-3.00pm
Outreach – Glentunnel Community Centre – Wednesday 10 January 2018, 2.30-3.30pm
Outreach – Tai Tapu Library – Tuesday 16 January 2018, 2.00-3.00pm
Outreach – West Melton Community Centre – Wednesday 24 January 2018, 2.00-3.00pm

Games Challenge

Foster Park Playground Pop-Up Library

Selwyn District Mobile Library will be popping up at the new Foster Park Playground in Rolleston during the summer holidays. There will be FREE fun activities and games, as well as books and more!

Monday 8 January 2018, 2.30-4.30pm
Monday 15 January 2018, 2.30-4.30pm
Wednesday 24 January 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm
Thursday 25 January 2018, 10.30am-12.30pm

Popup Library

Creative Tech

Come and have a go at our Alternate Reality colouring in, and our Green Screen Selfie Space.

Suitable for all school aged children, bookings not required but spaces are limited. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) recommended.

All Libraries – Saturday 13 January 2018, 2.00-3.30pm

Creative Technology Pic

Teddies’ Overnight Adventures

Is your teddy looking for a fun adventure? Your teddy is welcome to spend the night having fun at your local library. Collect your teddy the following day and discover what adventures and mischief it had during the night in the library, listen to a story or two, and take some selfies with our green screen! (BYOD recommended). If your teddy is not too tired, you may like to take it to the Teddy Bears’ Picnic in Rolleston.

Drop your teddy to your local library by 2pm Friday 19 January.

Collect your teddy Saturday 20 January:

Darfield Library, 2.00-3.00pm
Leeston Library, 2.00-3.00pm
Lincoln Library, 2.00-3.00pm
Rolleston Library, 12.00-1.00pm*

*The Teddy Bears Picnic runs from 1.00-3.00pm at Rolleston Community Centre on Saturday 20 January 2018.

Teddies Overnight Pic