27 Jun 2016

Get in quick to entertain your kids in a warm library during the winter school holidays.

Holiday programme sessions at Christchurch City Libraries are filling up fast for the July term break with many of the KidsFest events already fully booked.

Libraries are offering a feast of activities including Lego Mindstorm Robotics, Minecraft Gamezones, Lego Animation, 3D Tinker workshops and Makerspace Family Time with craft, lego, clay and painting on offer.

While many of the libraries’ KidsFest sessions are heavily booked, there are still free drop-in holiday activities available including Design Your Own Bookmark and board games sessions, Dahl Delights (bite-sized readings from The BFG and other Roald Dahl titles) for children aged seven to 12, Celebrate Story parties with costumes and comedy for pre-schoolers, 3D printer demonstrations, Makerspace crafts and Knitting for Kids. No booking is required for these holiday activities.

Christchurch City Libraries events co-ordinator Kathryn Hartley said it was great the library sessions were so popular. “The Kidsfest sessions get booked up early but our holiday programme activities are all free so if people are looking for something to do with their children that’s fun and indoors they’re a great option.”

The libraries’ full programme of holiday events is available online.