Stories @ Six at Tawa Library

It’s back!!!

The great annual Teddy Bear sleepover. Bring Ted (or other stuffed animal) along for stories and activities, then kiss them goodnight as they stay to have a sleep over (and get up to some mischief) at the library overnight.

Come back the next day to collect your Ted who will be full of stories of the adventures he had.

Thursday 5th July at 6pm at Tawa Library

Stories @ Six at Tawa Library

Come along to Tawa Library on Thursday 3 May at 6pm to hear the lovely Ria Edmonds present a storytime full of stories written by Julia Donaldson.

Author Julia Donaldson has written many beloved stories including Room on a broom, Tabby McTat and of course the wonderful Gruffalo series.

Stories @ Six will be held in the children’s area of the library and we look forward to seeing you there.

Suitable to ages 4+

Late Night Storytime with your councillors at Tawa Library!


We have a very special storytime at Tawa Library on Thursday 1st March at 6pm.

Come along to hear our local councillors – Cr Sparrow, Cr Day and Cr Gilberd who will be presenting some of their favourite stories as part of our Stories @ Six late night storytime series.

You can find out about more library events on our Kids’ What’s On page, or the library Event Calendar.

Superheroes at Tawa Library


Put on your black mask and red cape and fly into Tawa Library for their Stories @ Six session on Thursday 3rd August at 6pm.

This month our stories are all about Superheroes so bring along the family for a wonderful time of magic and fun.

Suitable for ages 4 – 10 years these sessions run for 30 minutes.


The Great Teddy Bear Sleepover is back at Tawa Library!

It’s Back!

The Great Teddy Bear Sleepover returns to Tawa Library on Thursday 6 July at 6pm.

Bring your teddies for a fun half hour of stories and songs then hug them goodnight and leave them in the library to have a magical sleepover with their new teddy friends.

Come back on Friday to collect your teddy and see from their picture sheet what they got up to during the sleepover.

(Sorry – only stuffed participants can stay the night…)


Children’s Christmas Fun

Santa PhotographSchool is almost finished and Christmas is just about here.  Its time to think of all that Christmas stuff you need to do before the man in the big red suit arrives.

First of all,  have you sent your Christmas letter to Santa? I’m sure you have plenty of things on your wish list.

Next you have to think about what gifts you can make for your family and friends.

Don’t forget that you can do some Christmas baking. Everyone loves baking! I think the Not-so Frosty the Snowman would be a big hit!

After that you could spend some time playing fun Christmas games.

And last but not least make sure you come along to The 12 Storytimes of Christmas at your local library.

Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas everyone!




Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s Christmas Storytime at Johnsonville Library!

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Better not pout, I’m telling you why:

Christmas storytime is coming to town!!!

Hitch up your reindeer and come on down to Johnsonville Library on Friday 16th December  at 6.30pm for our extra special late night Christmas Storytime.

Whether you have been naughty or nice come along and enjoy some Christmas stories,  festive songs and some fun Christmas games

Come dressed up in your favourite Christmas costume,  or maybe you have some special Christmas pyjama’s that you like to wear.

Either way you will have some merry, merry fun at this free family event.



Teddy-Bear Sleepover at Tawa Library

You and your teddy are invited to a very special late night story-time on Thursday 7th July at 6pm at Tawa Library.teddybear-book

Your teddies will have the opportunity to have a sleep over right here in the library! (Sorry, no children can sleep over – teddies only).

Then on Saturday come back and collect your teddy and discover what adventures he had during his night in the library.

Come in your pyjamas or dress-up like a bear and be ready for lots of stories and fun! Don’t forget to bring your teddy!