Regular programming has returned to our libraries. Additional virtual sessions remain for 5 minute Makerspace and Homemade | Let's Cook via our YouTube Channel.
Please note you do not need to be a member of the library to use our programmes or services.
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.
Held in during term time on Tuesdays 10.30-11am.
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, just turn up.
Held during term time on Thursdays 10.30-11am.
Videos recorded for 2022 are available from the YouTube channel.
Homemade | Let's Cook
Simple recipes aimed at anyone who likes cooking!
Suitable for people of all ages, especially children.
Available via the YouTube channel. Released every Wednesday at 3.30pm.
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). Spaces currently available in Cambridge only (waitlist for Te Awamutu).
Email Dee Atkinson to enquire and register.
Online 5 Minute Makerspace sessions are available on YouTube. Released every Tuesday during term time at 3.30pm.
Come along to a taster session of Makerspace STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) activities and Lego!
Suitable for ages 5 and above.
No need to register. Just turn up!
Held all year round (except December and January) on the third Saturday of the month from 10am-11am in Cambridge Library.
Held during term time on Tuesdays 3.30-4.30pm in the Te Awamutu Library Community Room.
All children aged 5-12 are welcome to join in. Registration is not required at present, but parents must sign children in and out of each session. Sessions are held in term time.
All enquiries to Mel Sullivan.
We are always looking to make our collection bigger and better, and will happily accept any donations of unwanted Lego that you have!
Available for 2021 and 2022 only. Search Let's Draw on our YouTube Channel.
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.
Family history for children
Family history is an important part of who we are. The more we learn about our families and whanau, the more we learn about ourselves. It's never too early to learn about your family history, and it is also just as important to record your thoughts today, as in time they will become a record for future generations. Read on ...
Book Club is held in Cambridge and Te Awamutu as follows.
Get Lit! Winter Reading Programme
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.
Competitions are held throughout the year.
These are advertised on our events page.
To link to the competitions page: click here.
For school holiday programme competitions: click 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 are 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 below). Printed copies are also available for loan in both libraries.
Te Awamutu Library:
Posted on 21 February 2024
March is author month for Waipā District Libraries and we have again partnered with the Cambridge Autumn Festival to bring a number of author and other events to you during this festival time.
There are writing events for budding poets and authors, plus storytimes and writing workshops for the children.