What's on

  • Winter Holidays

    Drop in Games and Lego: Use the library's Lego and try out games like Guess Who?, Bananagrams, Card and Memory games, Twister, Hedbanz, Snakes & Ladders, Jenga, Monopoly & more.

    Oamaru Library
    8 July 2020 - 10:30am to 16 July 2020 - 11:15am
  • From Zealandia to Oamaru

    The Waitaki Whitestone Geopark presents: From Zealandia to Oamaru
    An introduction to the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark Proposal.

    Ōamaru Library
    16 July 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Forest and Bird AGM

    Graeme Loh and Sue Maturin will discuss the management of the only mainland breeding population of the fairy prion. They will also explain the upcoming final review of Otago marine reserves.

    Ōamaru Library
    30 July 2020 - 6:00pm
  • Tumble Resources

    The wonderful team at TumbleBooks have given all New Zealand Libraries free access to their children's, teens, adults eBooks and eaudiobooks!

    1 April 2020 - 12:45pm to 31 August 2020 - 11:00pm



Our enthusiastic Book Chat group meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 2:15pm at Oamaru Library.

Come along to discuss your latest reads and get a sneak peek at our brand new books!


Do you love reading and finding new books to dig into?

Come along to the BookChat group at Palmerston Library! We meet the third Wednesday of the month at 2pm.

Picture of a variety of digital devices

Digital Literacy and Life Long Learning through Waitaki District Libraries

The North Otago Embroiders' Guild visit the library at 10am to 12pm on the 1st Tuesday of every month.  Come on in and meet our very talented local embroiders and let them know if you are intereste

Genealogy Help

Interested to know more about your family?

Join others and learn from the experts.

Learn how to record family information.

Justice of the Peace

A Justice of the Peace will be at the Ōamaru Library every Wednesday from 10am to 1pm


* Do not sign anything beforehand

Kids Book Club

Love reading and finding new books to dig into?

Love knitting and crochet? Come along to Knitting Group at the Palmerston Library! We meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 10-1pm.

Mad about Lego? Join the Lego Club at Oamaru Library!
Ages 7 and up. Limited places available.

Lego Club @ Palmerston

Mad about Lego? Join the Lego Club at Palmerston Library!

Ages 7 and up.

Held the fourth Wednesday of every month during term time. Starts at 3.45; pick-up at 4.45.

Puzzle Club

Love to do jigsaw puzzles and want to meet others?

Come to the Community Space at the Oamaru Library, keep warm this winter and indulge your passion in puzzling.

Scrabble Club

Like to play Scrabble?

We play basic scrabble in an easy going informal friendly group, so please come along and have a go.

Every Tuesday 1pm-3pm at the Oamaru Library

Stories and music for preschoolers and parents/caregivers. Come along to our fun, free sessions at Ōamaru Library, every Thursday from 10:45-11:15am. Sessions will resume on June 18.

Wriggle & Rhyme is an active movement programme for 0-2 year olds and caregivers.

Love Reading? Why not join our Young Adult Book Chat?