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Library staff spread Christmas goodwill to support Southland Stroke Club

The Lyrical Librarians will be joined by newly formed Jimmy and the Ukuladies as they perform at their annual Christmas in the Foyer tomorrow, which is fundraising for Southland Stroke Club.The two groups, composed of Invercargill Library staff, will perform a selection of traditional Christmas carols and popular Christmas songs at the performance, to be held on Tuesday, December 23, in the Invercargill Public Library Foyer at 12.30pm. Customers are encouraged to come along, join in the festivities and make a donation to the Southland Stroke Club. 

The Summer Reading Challenge is on!

It's that time of year again - Summer Reading time! This year we are running 3 programmes for kids, teens, and adults! Kids and Teens need to register in the library or online in order to receive a booklet, and they can go into the draw to win books, tablets ereaders and more! Adults can come in to the library and pick up a book bingo card (or download one here) - complete it and be in to win an iPad mini!

For more information on all our Summer Reading programmes check out the kidsteens and adults summer reading pages.

Kids Clubs - 2015!

Our kids clubs are nearly finished for the year. We are currently working hard to set up and create next years clubs. All information will be online on the 1st of January, and registrations will open on January 12th. For more information you can email

Latest from the Blog

Biographer,  journalist, athlete, photographer, boatie, fisherman and more,  Alan Sayers started writing his memoirs in his late 90s at the request of his daughter... because she thought he’d ‘led a very interesting and diverse life’. That would have to be the understatement of the year!  There’s a list nearly three pages long at the back of “Deadline” detailing all of Sayers’ accomplishments. 

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South Island Downloadable zone

Borrow free library eBooks and eAudiobooks 24/7 through OverDrive



Bolinda BorrowBox linkA great range of free eAudiobooks are also now available from Bolinda BorrowBox.  Just click on the relevant image to the left, and sign in with your library card number to get started.



MediaNet is a digital database where you can watch over 800 short films, features, documentaries, television commercials and more, which cover 110 years of New Zealand film history.  It includes diverse content ranging from Crowded House, to Hairy McLary, to footage of soldiers departing for the Boer War.

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Kete is a 'knowledge basket' in which we can begin to gather the history of our local area - in the form of photographs, text, images and video.  The first example in our Kete is a selection of photographs of historical buildings in Invercargill.  Come on over and have a look.




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Listening for pleasure

Running, walking, shopping, working, relaxing, gardening, or travelling; whatever you are doing, entertain yourself with an audiobook at the same time.  Here at the Library, we have a range of thriller, romance, historical, and general fiction in CD format.  There are also biographies and self-help guides that you can listen to while you continue with your daily life.  Log on to our catalogue to see if there is something there for you.  We also have free, downloadable eAudiobooks, available through OverDrive and Bolinda BorrowBox, that you can borrow 24/7.

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