With books, puzzles, DVDs and digital resources as well as activities and services, the children’s library is here for children of all ages.
OUR REGULAR PROGRAMS
Toddler Time: Thursdays from 10.45-11.15 Stories and music for preschoolers and parents/caregivers. There will be no session on December 25 and January 2 as the library is closed for statutory holidays. We will take a break on January 9 and sessions for 2020 will start again on January 16.
Wriggle & Rhyme: Fridays during term times at 10.30am: held in The Oamaru Opera House. Active movement for early learning. Sessions for 0-2 year olds with a parent or caregiver. It runs Fridays during term times from 10:30-11:00am at The Oamaru Opera House.
2019 dates: Term 3: August 2 (later start date as Opera House is full) - September 27; Term 4: October 18 - December 13.
2020 dates: Term 1: February 7 - April 3; Term 2: May 1 - July 3; Term 3: July 24 - September 25; Term 4: October 16 - December 4
DIRECT HOMEWORK HELP
Any Questions is a free online reference service for New Zealand school students. Librarians from all over New Zealand are available each week day between 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm to help you search online.
Many Answers lets you search for answers to popular homework questions asked at AnyQuestions.co.nz
WEBSITES TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR HOMEWORK
Te Ara: The encyclopedia of New Zealand is wonderful resource, with features about: the bush, Maori New Zealanders, N.Z. in brief, earth sea and sky, New Zealand peoples, settled landscape and places. This is good place to look if you are interested in the different groups of immigrants who came to N.Z, or anything about NZ and NZers.
New Zealand History On-line is a very comprehensive site for NZ history, it includes information on Culture and Society, Politics and Government, and War and Society. And a time line section, which gives an historic event for every day of the year.
The Oamaru Library Children’s area is a family-friendly space designed with a focus on growing a love of reading. It is also a space that encourages collaboration, creativity and learning.
INFORMATION FOR SCHOOLS OR EARLY LEARNING CENTRE VISITS
Educational programmes led by Youth Librarian, Fiona Kerr are available by prior arrangement. The only time that the area is unavailable for bookings is Thursday mornings. Sessions can be tailored to suit the ages and interests of the group.
Possible activities include scavenger hunts, searching the library catalogue, ebook app demonstration, World Book database etc. The main focus of visits is time to explore the library and choose books to read.
Please book with Fiona Kerr: Youth Librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (03) 433-0806
Keep an eye out for school holiday activities: details published on our website and Facebook page.
Find out about programmes at the Gallery, Museum and Archive here.