What's on at Johnsonville Library?
What's on at Johnsonville Library? Lots! All are welcome to weekly storytimes. Plus, on this page you'll find photos of happenings at the library, and information about our Baby Rock & Rhyme sessions and special events.
Chinese New Year Celebration
Johnsonville Library is very lucky to be hosting Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage Inheritors.
Three folk art masters from the north of China will be running a class of paper cutting, dough modelling and knot art on:
Wednesday 1st February 10am - 12 noon
Come along and experience this wonderful form of traditional Chinese art.
This is a free event suitable for all ages
New Johnsonville Library - Have your say!
Wellington City Council is planning on building a new library, and has needed your help designing a community hub for the Johnsonville area. A specially created engagement website has been created, and we would encourage all residents to get involved in this exciting local project. Check out the link below to learn more about the feedback so far!newjohnsonvillelibrary.co.nz
July Holiday ProgrammeOur Roald Dahl holiday programme was a huge success with over 150 parents and children attending. With a focus on The BFG Johnsonville Library now boasts a beautiful shelf full of jars holding children's dreams. Dreams about having superpowers to dreams about saving the pandas.
Check out some of the photos from our session.
Click, Make, Build & Create during the School Holidays
We had a fabulous time during our October School Holiday programme. With lots of activities including making Lego creations with 35 blocks or less, creating lots of messy fun with quicksand, and having the opportunity to watch two 3D printers in action the programme was enjoyed by both children and parents alike.
Take a look at some of the photos from the programme.
Action packed School holidays
Johnsonville Library had heaps of fun these school holiday with 3 great events happening. We had St Johns who came in to show us how to respond to an emergency plus practice some first aid. Then we had author and illustrator Paul Beavis who came to read his book Mrs. Mo's Monster plus do a live drawing session. Lastly we had a fabulous session with Sir Jon Trimmer from the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Sir Jon shared the story of Peter and the Wolf with us and then we learnt some ballet steps and positions. Check out the pictures from these events.
Check out Johnsonville Library's regular booksales where you can grab yourself a bargain. Buy a withdrawn book for as little as a $1! New sale books added regularly.
Johnsonville Library now has free wi-fi! Just bring in your wireless-compatible device, and you will be able to use the Wellington Wi-fi for free. Wi-fi is available Monday - Saturday during opening hours.
Baby Rock & Rhyme
When: every Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30 - 10:00 am.
Baby Rock & Rhyme is a free, fun programme for babies 0 - 2 year old. You won't have to register, just come and have an enjoyable time with your baby. For more information and for details of sessions at other branches, check out What's On @ the Library for information about Baby Rock and Rhyme.We're bringing Baby Rock and Rhyme music to your home. You can download the whole CD from iTunes for $18.99 or select your baby's favourites and creat your own playlist for as low as $1.79 each song.
- Storytime is every Tuesday morning at Johnsonville Library at 10:30am in the children's area
- The third session of each month will be in te reo
- Story-telling and singing runs for about half an hour
- Pre-school storytimes are fun and free - there's no charge, and you don't have to book
- Storytime is aimed at pre-school age children (three and four years old) - but younger siblings are always welcome!
When: On the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10.30am.
Whāngaia tō Tama Toa ki te pānui pukapuka
Get your superhero hooked on stories. Monthly storytimes in te reo Māori are available at Johnsonville Library on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Open to anyone, these free 30 min sessions feature stories, rhymes and waiata in te reo Māori, and are perfect for 2-6 year olds and their caregivers.