Ashhurst Library

 Hi everyone, its a big month in April for holiday programmes and council consultation, hope to see you there.

Ross Meads

Ashhurst Librarian

Phone: (06) 3268646



 Baby Bop – Changes are coming.

There are big changes coming for Baby Bop as we are very lucky to have Sarah Nicholls taking over the programme from Term 2. Sarah is an early childhood educator. We will keep you posted on all the details but we are very excited about what Sarah is going to do and we are so grateful to her, especially Ross who is over the moon.

There will be one more session in the term on the 10th of April at 10.30am.

The first session in term 2 will be Monday the 1st of May at the new time of 9.30am.    






Let’s Talk PNCC Annual Plan 2017/18

Where: The Ashhurst Library

When: Thursday 6th April 3-6pm

Here is your chance to come along and talk to councillors and council staff about the Annual Plan, the document that is the vision for our community. This is not a formal meeting, just come in for a chat about any issues you would like to discuss between 3 and 6pm.

April School Holiday Programme

Movie Night at the Ashhurst Library                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday 13th 6.30pm

It’s movie night, come down to the library and view it on our big screen. Snacks for sale or bring your own.

Dance and Sing with Kiwibop                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tuesday 18th April 10.30am

Our favourite singers are back in the Village Valley Centre.  Gold coin donation.

Family Night Quiz                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thursday 20th April 6pm

It’s time for a night of fun facts and weird trivia. Come along as a family and have a great time while enjoying a hot chocolate. Bookings essential.

Disco Night with DFresh                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Friday 21st April 5pm

It’s disco time in the library with our favourite DJ – DFresh. There will be some spot prizes and challenges. Drinks and nibbles are 50 cents each. Gold coin donation.  7 years and under: 5-6pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 years and older: 6-7.30pm

Sweet and Savoury: Let’s Cook with Beth                                                                                                                                                                                                 Monday 24th, Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th April                                                                                                                                                                                10am – 12 midday for ages 7-9 each day                                                                                                                                                                                                      2- 4pm for ages 10-14 years each day

We are cooking in the kitchen with Beth Jones. A yummy sweet and savoury dish in every session, get your cooking mitts on. Note the cooking time and age groups, each session is $2 per child. Bookings are essential.

Light up the Lanterns Craft Session                                                                                                                                                                                                   Wednesday 26th April 5pm

The time has come to light up Ashhurst with some amazing lanterns in a special night time craft session.

Ashhurst Castle Model Competition Prize Giving                                                                                                                                                                                Friday 28th April 10.30am

It’s time for the presentations for our castle model competition. Grab an entry form from our desk, and have fun with your model making.


The Community Library hours for Ashhurst are:

MON 2.00PM – 5.00PM
TUE 10.00AM – 5.00PM
WED 10.00AM – 5.00PM
THURS 10.00AM – 5.00PM
FRI 10.00AM – 5.00PM
SAT 10.00AM – 1.00PM
SUN Closed


Jocelyn has done a great job in keeping our Facebook page running. For updates on all our events and for what is coming up, visit us at and click LIKE. Just search for Ashhurst Library on Facebook.

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Jumping Jellybeans


Jumping Jellybeans is our preschool session of music, stories and crafts. We always have lots of fun at these sessions, everyone is welcome.


Thursday 6th April at 10.30am


Thursday 4th May at 10.30am



 Justice of the Peace at Ashhurst Library

Just a reminder, we are very lucky that one of our local Justice of the Peace, Richard Harris, is making himself available every Wednesday 12 midday to 2pm. If you need his help, please come on down to see him, and thanks very much Richard.