What's on at Karori Library?
Nau mai haere mai, welcome to the Karori Library webpage. Here you will find information about our branch, the programmes we run and our special events. Thanks for visiting. We hope to see you in the library soon!
Free wireless internet (WiFi) is available at Karori Library. There is a 100MB daily data limit per customer (network wide) and no password required. We welcome you to bring along your wireless-compatible device and connect to the WellyWiFi network. Please ask a team member if you require any assistance.
Kōhunga Kōrero: Pakiwaitara i roto i te reo Māori
Kōhunga Kōrero is now held at Karori Library on the 2nd Monday of each month at 10.30am. This Te Reo storytime will replace the regular storytime session once a month.
Kōhunga Kōrero storytimes are held at Miramar, Newtown, Johnsonville and Karori Libraries. Open to all, these free 30min sessions feature stories, rhymes and waita in te reo Māori, and are perfect for 2-6 year olds and their caregivers - everyone is welcome.
Kōhunga Kōrero: E 30 meneti pakiwaitara, rotarota, waiata hoki i roto i te reo Māori mō ngā kōhungahunga me ō rātou mātua kaitiaki..
For more information please visit the kids page.
Come and join us for fun and interactive Mandarin storytimes with Chinese stories, songs and rhymes. Children and care-givers who speak Mandarin, who use Mandarin as a second language or who are interested will love these sessions held at Karori Library on the last Thursday of every month from 3.30-4pm. Children from pre-schoolers to 12 years old are all welcome. Jun from Cicada Creative Space will be presenting half hour Mandarin storytimes for Children who speak or use Mandarin. Please email Jun for more information.
Baby Rock & Rhyme
Karori Library Baby Rock & Rhyme is held on Thursday and Friday at 10.30am in the children's area.
Baby Rock & Rhyme is a fun, interactive session for babies (aged 0 to 2 years) and their caregivers. For more information please visit the kids page.
Karori Library Preschool Storytime is held Monday to Wednesday at 10.30am in the children's area.
Preschool Storytime sessions run for about half an hour, with stories and songs. Our Storytimes are fun and free - there is no charge, and you do not have to book. The programme is aimed at pre-school children (3 and 4 years old) - but other children are very welcome. We look forward to seeing you there.
Please note that the regular storytime session on the 2nd Monday of each month will be replaced by Kōhunga Kōrero at 10.30am. This Te Reo storytime will replace the regular storytime session once a month and all are welcome to come and enjoy stories, rhymes and waita in te reo Māori.For more information please visit the kids page.
English Learners Group
English learners are invited to attended an informal English conversation group led by ESOL tutor Linda Pears, held at Karori Library every Monday from 11am-12pm. If you would like additional assistance with library resources for English learners please email Sandy or phone Karori Library on 4768413 to arrange a convenient time.
An adult book group meets on the last Thursday of every month from 6.30-8pm, on the first floor (non-fiction area) of Karori Library. New members welcome. For further information please email Max.
Cafe on the Square
Within the vicinity of Karori Library is Cafe on the Square. You are welcome to bring your food and drink from the cafe (be it a BLT or coffee and cake) through to the library to relax in our comfy armchairs on the ground floor.
Cafe on the Square
247 Karori Rd
Ph 476 2777