What's on at Ruth Gotlieb Library Kilbirnie?
Nau mai haere mai, welcome. On this page you'll find information about what's happening at Ruth Gotlieb Library Kilbirnie.
- Upcoming Events |
- Baby Rock & Rhyme |
- Storytime |
- Book Club |
- ESOL Services |
- Arabic Collection
- Graphic Novel Collection |
- Community Display Cabinet |
- Select DVDs |
- JP Services |
- Staff Picks |
- Free Wi-Fi
As part of our Matariki Celebrations, Kilbirnie School will give a Kapa Haka Performance at Kilbirnie Library on Thursday 13 June at 3.30pm. All welcome.
Preschool Storytime - RUSSIA
On Wednesday 19th of June at 10.30am we will be holding a very special preschool storytime at Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) Library. Come along and listen to Russian stories with special guest storyteller, Oxanna. There will also be music and songs to celebrate Russia month.
See you there!
Pyjama Party at Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) LibraryThursday 20th June, 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Come in your PJ’s and bring your favourite toy.
Stories, Dancing, Face Painting, Marshmallows, Cocoa.
Listen to stories by storyteller Marie Murdoch
Multicultural Matariki Holiday ActivityTake a mythical voyage with us and find out what Matariki means to people around the world.
Make your own Matariki star or kite to fly.
Thursday 18th July 11am at Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) Library
Wednesday 24th July 11am at Miramar Library
Our $2 DVD collection has E-X-P-A-N-D-E-D
Many great titles to borrow. Only $2!
Our Biography Section has moved!
You can now find it near the newspapers, next to the Large Print Section.
Kiwiana Holiday Programme
Free Wireless Internet
Welly WiFi now available at Kilbirnie Library. Just bring in your wireless-compatible device and you can access up to 100MB for free each day.
The hours of availability are from 10.00am until ten minutes before closing time, Monday - Saturday.
Baby Rock & Rhyme
Our hugely popular Baby Rock & Rhyme programme is held every Friday morning (except during Christmas Holidays). A free, interactive, fun-filled session of songs, rhymes and fingerplays for babies 0-2 years and their caregivers. Each session starts at 10:15am and runs for approximately 20 minutes. Arrive early to grab the best spots.
More information, including full details for all libraries, is available on the libraries' Parents' Services page.
Come along and be entertained by our wonderfully gifted storytellers! Preschool Storytime sessions are held at Kilbirnie Library every Monday and Wednesday at 10.30am. Enjoy listening to new stories as well as old favourites. Grab a cushion and make yourself comfortable!
More information on storytimes, including full details for all libraries, is available on the libraries' Parents' Services page.
Community Display CabinetWe have a fun way for you to be involved in Ruth Gotlieb Library - bring us your treasured collections to display!
We've had collections of origami, vintage Polly Pockets, World War II artefacts and Harry Potter figurines, so all ideas are welcome. Register your interest with one of our friendly staff when you next come into the library.
Hand picked recommendations by your very own Librarians
The sweetness at the bottom of the pie / Alan Bradley.
"Witty and entertaining mysteries with Flavia de Luce, the eleven-year-old chemistry-mad devious detective."
Wonder / R.J. Palacio.
"This is a moving and deeply touching read, the main character and the family are very realistic and vivid. A simple story that feels genuine when you read it."
The children's book / A.S. Byatt.
"A beautifully written family saga featuring excentric bohemian characters. This story that spans the Victorian to the Edwardian era and never fails to entertain."
Kilbirnie Library plays host to a fantastic social book group for adults. We meet in the library on the first Thursday of the month from 6-7pm. Come and join us!
"The Kilbirnie library book club comes together over a cuppa and biscuit to discuss the books we have read, movies we have seen, and authors. The selection of books available for reading is varied. For me, this has expanded the authors and the type of books I read and to read with a different perspective and viewpoint."
--Kilbirnie Book Club member
"We recently had Kate Spencer come and speak to us about her book Being Daisy. Interesting and entertaining to listen to an author speak on her book and life experience. A different insight to that of a just a reader."
-- Kilbirnie Book Club member
We have a comprehensive English language learning collection, including grammar and vocabulary workbooks, IELTS preparation, dictionnaries and simplified fiction.
Come along to our free English conversation session at Kilbirnie Library. We meet every Monday from 11am-12pm to chat and improve our English conversation skills. All levels welcome!
Come and browse our wonderful collection of Arabic language material. We have fiction as well as non-fiction (including cooking, parenting) and Children's books. We also hold the popular Sayidaty magazine. You may read magazines in the Library, or borrow lending copies for one week with your Library Card. All items in this collection can be borrowed free of charge.
Graphic Novel Collection
Discover our Graphic Novel Collection! Featuring action packed adventure, comedy genius and bloodcurdling thrillers, our shelves house something for everyone. Drop in to the library to browse and borrow the best of Stan Lee, Frank Millar, Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman. Or re-visit old favourites in Graphic Novel form (such as The Kite Runner or Stephen King's Dark Tower Trilogy) Some of your favourite authors are venturing into this arena. Check out Janet Evanovich, Audrey Niffenegger, Ian Rankin and others.
The 'Select' collection is designed to make it easier to borrow popular and frequently reserved items within our DVD collection. The titles in this collection have a reduced loan period of 3 days, meaning you can access the most popular DVDs faster for the same price and find them on the shelf more often. Items in this collection also cannot be reserved - so are more immediately available.
Look for the 'Select' orange sticker.
Justice of the Peace
A Justice of the Peace is available at the Kilbirnie Library on Thursdays from 5.30-7pm. No appointment necessary but please contact us on the day to confirm availability. You can ring us on 387 1480.