Programmes

Wriggle & Rhyme
Sessions are designed for children from birth to two years old, and guide parents through a range of movement activities that they can also use at home with their children

Active movement provides movement experiences for younger children, to stimulate the development of their brains and bodies, and to build the foundations for pre-literacy and learning.

No need to book, just turn up.

Held during term time on Tuesdays 10.30-11am.

Check the events page for forthcoming dates.

For links to available content via YouTube (held during lockdown): click here.


Toddler Time
Toddler time is a fun-filled programme featuring stories, crafts, music and interactive fun.

Toddler Time is tailored specifically for age 2-5 years and is designed to enhance social, cognitive, motor and musical skills.

No need to book or register, just turn up.

Held during term time on Thursdays 10.30-11am.

Check the events page for forthcoming dates.


Virtual Storytimes
Virtual storytimes were held during lockdown every Saturday night and during Virtual Toddler Time on a Thursday. For links to still available stories: click here.


Makerspace
Come and get creative and hands-on with fun science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) projects!

Participants register for the term. Ages 8 up to 13.

Held during term time on Tuesdays 3.30-4.30pm (Cambridge) and on Thursdays 3.30-4.30pm (Te Awamutu). Additional sessions may be held in Cambridge according to demand.

Email Dee Atkinson to enquire and register.

To access our online STEAM activities, challenges and solutions, click here.

Weekly Virtual Makerspace sessions are also available, click here.


School holiday programme
Activity programmes are scheduled during the July and September/October school holidays.

In the December/January holidays a Summer Reading Programme/Challenge is available.

The winning entries of the Winter Warmer July School Holidays Story Competitions are available here.


Family fun night

Every Friday from 6pm in both libraries. The schedule of movies is available at the start of the month.


Book Club
Book Club is held in Cambridge and Te Awamutu as follows.

First Reader Book Club Cambridge
Quarterly: For dates please visit the events page.
Contact: Email.

Book Club Te Awamutu
Two monthly: For dates please visit the events page.
Contact: Email.


Get Lit! Winter Reading Programme

Get Lit!
Held in Winter for both adults and teens. Terms and conditions apply. Usually opens in the first week of June and concludes near the end of August. Prizes available.

Events page 2020: Click here.

Contact: Email.


Competitions
Competitions are held throughout the year.

These are advertised on our events page.

To go to our winning 'Build a crossword' winners: click here.

Our ANZAC Day competitions are also located here.


Other adult programmes
Other adult programmes and numerous events are held throughout the year.

These are advertised on our events page.

Some craft activities recorded during lockdown 2020 have been made available on our YouTube channel.


Social Story Cards
If you have or know a child who is anxious about visiting the library because they don't know what to expect, these cards may be for you and help your child's experience (PDF files are available on request via email). Printed copies are also available for loan in both libraries: click here.

Te Awamutu Library:

Cambridge Library: