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Libraries Merchandise

The popular Hamilton City Libraries calendar - 2021 'Then and Now' - is now available. Plus, take a look at the other limited-edition goodies we have available for purchase year-round!

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Summer Reading Programme

Our annual Summer Reading Programme for 5-12 year olds is back! Simply call in to your local library and pick up a Summer Reading Programme activity book - then start reading!

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Click and Collect

Need some new books to read? Hamilton City Libraries are proud to offer a contactless book-borrowing service: Library Click and Collect.

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Event highlights

Summer Reading Programme v2

Summer Reading Programme

14 December - 28 January

All Libraries

Summer Reading Programme

Our 2020/21 Summer Reading Programme, The Great New Zealand Tiki Tour, is a free programme to keep children reading over the summer holidays, and registrations are open now!

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National Lego Day

National Lego Day

Thursday 28 January

Central Library

Special Event

Celebrate everyone's favourite building blocks!

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Lil Steamers

Li'l STEAMers

Mondays and Tuesdays, from 15 February

Chartwell Library and Dinsdale Library

Children's events

Come and get creative while exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths with a story for ages 4-7! Term 1 registrations now open.

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Sensory Storytime Under the Sea

Sensory Storytime

Sunday 31 January

Central Library

Children's events

Join us for a summer multi-sensory adventure!

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Mindstorm

LEGO Mindstorms Robot Workshop

Starts Tuesday 9 February

Central Library

Auaha Events

The 10-week LEGO Mindstorms Robot Workshop is back again and term 1 registrations are open now!

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Lego Club

Lego Club

Every Monday

Central Library

Children's events

Come build with us! At each session children will be given a challenge to complete – imagination and open-ended play improves literacy and language skills and aids a child’s development.

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Mending

Need Mending Done?

Every second Saturday

Central Library

Auaha events

Pop into Auaha and make use of our sewing equipment to mend your damaged clothing or other fabric items.

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Movie Mornings

Movie Mornings

Every Friday

Central Library

Drop in and join us for a free fun film screening in the PS4 lounge area! All welcome.

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LAB Logo

The LAB

Starts Wednesday 10 February

Central Library

Children's events

The LAB - Libraries mobile makerspace programme is an interactive programme for young people which engages them in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) and engenders a passion for learning. Term 1 registrations open now!

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Click Happy

Click Happy

Sunday 21 and Tuesday 23 February

Central Library and Chartwell Library

Workshop

Join Mandi Lynn, past winner of NZ’s Creative Photographer of the Year, for a free playful photography workshop aimed at creative youth. Parents and whanau welcome too.

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