Waitaki District Libraries
Summer Discovery for Kids

These summer holidays Waitaki District Libraries, North Otago Museum and Forrester Gallery have joined up with the  Waitaki Aquatic Centre and  the Waitaki District Parks and Recreation teams to offer a summer discovery activity to encourage young people of the Waitaki District to ‘Read, Explore, Play, Share’.

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(published on 19/12/2014)

Waitaki District Libraries & Archive Christmas & New Year Hours

Archive: Thursday December 25 Christmas Day: Closed; Friday December 26 Boxing Day: Closed; Thursday January 1 New Year's Day: Closed; Friday January 2 Day after New Year's Day: Closed; Normal Hours Resume

Hampden Branch: Thursday December 25 Christmas Day: Closed; Friday December 26 Boxing Day: Closed; Saturday December 27: 10 - 12; Thursday January 1 New Year's Day: Closed; Friday January 2 Day after New Year's Day: Closed; Saturday January 3: 10 - 12;Monday January 5: Normal Hours Resume

Kurow Branch: Thursday December 25 Christmas Day: Closed; Friday December 26 Boxing Day: Closed; Saturday December 27: 10.30 - 12; Sunday December 28: Closed; Monday December 29: Closed; Tuesday December 30 1 - 2.30; Wednesday December 31: Closed; Thursday January 1 New Year's Day: Closed; Friday January 2 Day after New Year's Day: Closed; Saturday January 3: 10.30 - 12; Monday January 5: Normal Hours Resume

Oamaru Branch: Thursday December 25 Christmas Day: Closed; Friday December 26 Boxing Day: Closed; Saturday December 27 10 - 12.30; Thursday January 1 New Year's Day: Closed; Friday January 2 Day after New Year's Day: Closed; Saturday January 3 10 - 12.30; Monday January 5: Normal Hours Resume

Palmerston Branch: Thursday December 25 Christmas Day: Closed; Friday December 26 Boxing Day: Closed; Friday January 2 Day after New Year's Day: Closed; Monday 5th January Normal Hours Resume

(published on 05/12/2014)

Toddler Time

Toddler Time: Stories and music for preschoolers and parents/ caregivers. Every Thursday from 10.30-11.30 including school holidays.

(published on 14/07/2014)

Wriggle & Rhyme

Wriggle & Rhyme is an active movement programme for 0-2 year olds and caregivers. Fridays during term time 10.30 -11am at the Oamaru Opera House. Term 1 2015 starts on February 13 and runs until March 27.

(published on 18/06/2014)

Quote of the Day

The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement. ~ John Stuart Mill

New eAudiobooks from the Library

You can choose from over 500 eAudiobooks and download them from our new eAudiobook portal.
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Download eAudiobooks from library.bolindadigital.com/waitaki


Check out Fundview at Waitaki District Libraries.
FundView is computer database of information about funding for community groups.
Fundview may only be accessed from within the library.


Check out Ancestry library edition at Waitaki District Libraries.
With 10 billion genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees, Ancestry library edition is the world’s largest online family history resource.
This resource may only be accessed from within the library.

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