by Sally Blake

Library News

It has been a busy term one with a heap of research projects underway and book talking sessions.

Book Club meets twice a term and there is always a lively discussion about books in general. Newbies are always welcome. Click here to check out what we have been chatting about.

Being a Public Library and a School Library means we have a fantastic number of new books available to borrow every month. Click here to check out the new books for April. If you are wondering what to read next, check out the great reading ideas on the Riccarton High Library website.

Are you a writer? There are a number of writing competitions open to high school students. Check out the list here.

A new free group for adults called "Culture Exchange" is starting in the Library in May. Any one is welcome to come along and practice their English, learn about NZ culture and make new friends. Do pop in to the Library to find out more information, or ring them on 941 7923.

Holidays are almost upon us and the Library has activities for the whole family. Check out these free drop-in sessions happening,
Easter Fun at the Library
Join us for an Easter themed fun morning. Hop on in for a cracking good time — where we will share stories, create crafts, and have an Easter egg hunt.
Holiday Craft
Create your own tiny village using recycled materials.
Do you like solving puzzles? Then come along and have fun with our friendly little mBots and have a go at some of the challenges.
Create your own basic coding pattern using special markers to guide Ozobots around a path. An informal drop-in session to have a look at how Ozobots work.
Creative Family Time
Come and check out this cool maker space. There will be craft, 3D colouring, interactive games and more.
Paid activities include:
Minecraft Game Zone 8–12yrs Bookings required $7
Robofun 10–13yrs Bookings required $15
Stop Motion Animation 8–12yrs Bookings required $20

Visit the library website for times, dates and locations