Waipā District Council’s libraries are preparing to open during Level 2 in stages.
Further information is available from our Level 2 FAQs.

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.

Please note our sessions have stopped until further notice.

We are hosting a virtual (adapted) session every Tuesday morning at 10.30am via Facebook. For links to available content via YouTube: 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.

Please note our sessions have stopped until further notice. See below in Virtual Storytimes.


Virtual Storytimes
We are hosting a virtual storytime every Saturday night at around 7pm during lockdown and during Virtual Toddler Time on a Thursday at 10.40am. For links to 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 only).

Held during term time on Thursdays 3.30-4.30pm (both libraries).

Email Dee Atkinson to enquire and register.

Please note our sessions have stopped until further notice.

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

Weekly Virtual Makerspace sessions are also now available, click here.


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

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


Family fun night

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

Please note our sessions have stopped until further notice.


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.

Our Book Clubs are currently being run as an online Zoom meeting event called Book Chat. For dates and to register for a meeting: click here.


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 activities have been made available on our YouTube channel.