Library Activities Online


​​​​​​​​​​​​​Rotorua Library, Te Aka Mauri is currently closed due to the COVID-19 response.

​​​​​​​​These past weeks have been extraordinary in many ways for all of us!  While the Library has been in lock-down mode, the staff are all working from home to provide as much online content as possible to keep people informed and entertained. On this page you'll find some of the activities we are running during this time.  

Rotorua Matangi Rau:  Stories of Rotorua

Introducing our new winter series of talks with authors, the first being an interview with critically acclaimed author, Josh Pomare.

This will be an online event.

Read all about it HERE

Adult Reading Bingo

Reading Challenge for Adults

Are you finding it hard to decide what to read?

Have fun doing our Reading Bingo and be in to win a great prize! 

Find out more


Many of our suppliers have been working with us to provide more products for our eLibrary due to increased demand.  If you do not have a current Library card, you can sign up for Digital Membership and access our eLibrary​ content immediately.  

Organisations like Ancestry Library Edition have ​offered FREE access to their site until 31st May (revised date).  This site is usually only accessable while at the physical library.)  One of the Heritage & Research team, Graeme, has made an excellent video to help those starting out with Ancestry Library Edition.  Check it out by clicking on the picture and/or log in HERE​.

NZ Sign language with Dave

Every Saturday morning, Library team member, Dave will present a short video via our facebook page to teach NZ Sign Language. His presentations are short and so easy to follow.

Take a look at the first one by clicking on the picture on the left or click HERE​ to watch all the videos to date..

Try Learning Origami

​​We have some short instructional videos to help you make simple and easy origami projects.  An awesome activity to do with children or by yourself. 
Thanks to our talented staff member, Dave for these videos which you can watch by clicking on the images or see more of them HERE​.


Childrens Online Activities

The childrens team have successfully run their whole school holiday programme with virtual events and activities and are continuing to offer online options for children.  Read more HERE​. 


Page reviewed: 04 May 2020 5:28pm