Hawea Library Activities
The Hāwea Library is a valued resource and a community hub favoured by all! Close to the local playground, this little library is well used and loved! If you are travelling through or camping in one of the many beautiful nearby sites, be sure to pop in for a bit of children crafts or relax with a magazine on one of their comfortable couches.
Wriggle and Rhyme
Wriggle & Rhyme is a music-based active movement programme for children aged 0-2. Offered in partnership with Sport Otago, Wriggle & Rhyme is designed to promote brain development through active movement and music. It also has the unintended benefit of parents socialising afterwards! Sessions are suitable for ages 0-2.
Our Storytime sessions are designed for preschoolers aged 2-5. We entertain both children and parents with fun voices and our favourite picture books. Storytime encourages a lifelong love of reading, helps develop listening skills and is a great place for parents to meet. The Queenstown branch includes an age-appropriate craft to keep little hands busy. Storytime is suitable for preschoolers.
A very popular after school activity targeting our primary school aged patrons. While we mostly let children lead with LEGO® Club, the librarian will sometimes offer challenges and showcase LEGO® books for inspiration. LEGO® Club is a great activity where children engage with each other, learn to manage resources, and personalities in a fun social setting. LEGO® Club is suitable for all primary school aged kids.
Reading to Dogs
Reading out loud can be intimidating and scary to a new reader. Reading to Dogs aims to help children improve their oral literacy skills, self-confidence, and self-esteem by reading to a gentle, non-judgmental, therapy dog. This is a free programme delivered at several of our branches by Outreach Therapy Pets, supported by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), and St John New Zealand. Reading to Dogs is suitable for all primary school aged kids.
Please note – our children’s programmes run during term time only and are sometimes impacted by COVID-19; the website contains all up-to-date information.
Monday: Wriggle & Rhyme - 10.30am - 11.00am
Monday: Storytime – 11.00am – 11.30am
Tuesday: Reading to Dogs – 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Wednesday: LEGO® Club - 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Monday: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Regular library services.
Computers and internet.
Printing and copying.