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Crafty Creations Term 1 Holiday Programme

Crafty Creations felt animals and doll

Come along to the Ashburton Public Library these school holidays. Activities run 10:30 -11:30am Monday Wednesday and Friday each week (Except Monday 26th April as the library will be closed due to ANZAC day observance).

  • Monday 19th April - Beeswax Food Wraps
    Wednesday 21st April - Furry Felt Animals 
    Friday 23rd April - ANZAC Art
  • Monday 26th April - ANZAC Day observed, library closed
    Wednesday 28th April - Designer Dolls 
    Friday 30th April - Scrap Fabric Monsters

All activities are free.
please bring old clothes or a paint shirt as some activities may be a little messy.

Microbytes Coding Club

Microbytes coding club from 3:30pm Mondays and Tuesdays during school term time

Ever wanted to design your own games or programme a robot? Do you have an interest in coding?
Come along to Microbytes and tinker with the BBC Micro:bit and Kitronik Arcade, learn to make games, design tools and see your coding come to life!

Where: Ashburton Public Library
When: Mondays or Tuesdays during school term time
Time:  3:30pm - 4:15pm
Age: 10-14 years
Bookings essential

Story & Rhyme Time

Story and Rhyme Time 10:30am Thursdays

Story & Rhyme Time is suitable for 3-5 year olds and includes fun stories and interactive rhymes and fingerplays. It's a great chance to interact with others while engaging with and enjoying the wonders of language.

Come and meet others and enjoy some stories with your preschooler!

Where: Ashburton Public Library
When: Every Thursday during school term time
Time: 10:30am

​​Wriggle & Read

Wriggle and Read movement to music programme.

Wriggle and Read is a music and movement programme for children aged 0-3.  It includes a musical element and focuses on fine gross motor and balance skills.

Come along and join in the fun!

Where: Ashburton Public Library
When: Every Tuesday during school term time
Time: 10.30am

Reading to Riff Raff

It’s great to see kids at the library enjoying reading to Riff Raff, the Library reading dog.  If you would like to come along to read to Riff Raff, he is here every Tuesday afternoon from 3:30pm during school term.

Where: Ashburton Public Library​
When: Every Tuesday during school term
Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm (If you like, you can book a time)

Story Box Library

Story Box Library Logo

This  site offers over 340 Australian and New Zealand children's book titles made into videos. These virtual storytimes will support reading to your children. Each story comes with an activity suggestion relating to the story's themes.

Support learning and literacy for your family. Try Story Box and bring books into your home.

You can find Story Box at https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/
Click on Login at the top right of the screen. Choose library barcode login. In the Library dropdown box select Ashburton Public Library and then enter your library card number.​