Wow I can’t believe it is that time of year already! Yes Christmas is just around the corner and it’s the time when we love to have special Christmas Storytime events at your Libraries, for all the family to enjoy. So pop on your pyjamas or favourite Christmas costume and head down to your local library for stories and songs to celebrate this festive season. Oh and while you’re there don’t forget to pick up your “Wild About Reading: Summer Reading Challenge” booklet!
What: The 12 Storytimes of Christmas
Island Bay Library: 7th December, 10.30am
Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library: 7th December, 6.30pm
Brooklyn Library: 11th December, 6.30pm
Karori Library: 14th December, 6.30pm
Wadestown Library: 14th December, 6.30pm
Johnsonville Library: 15th December, 6.30pm
Newtown Library: 15th December, 6.30pm
Central Library: 16th December, 2pm
Miramar Library: 18th December, 6.30pm
CPK Ngaio Library: 18th December, 6.30pm
Ruth Gotlieb Kilbirnie Library: 21st December, 6.30pm
Khandallah Library: 21st December, 6.30pm
Come and hear Rainbow Stories at Wellington Central Library. These are Wellington Pride Festival events, presented by two of Wellington’s favourite Drag Queens; Stephi Onasis and Laquisha St Redfern
These are fun family events for children, their families and anyone who likes stories.
When: Saturday 4th & 11th of March 2017
Where: Children’s section, Wellington Central Library, 65 Victoria Street
Time: 10.30am – 11am
Celebrate diversity with some of the books we have in our children’s collection.
You better watch out, you better not cry
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.
Ni Hao! Celebrate Chinese Language week and learn a new word or two (or three!)
Free mandarin Storytimes, for 3-5 year olds and their caregivers, will be held during Chinese Language Week, filled with stories, rhymes and action songs.
Johnsonville Library: Tuesday 13th September, 10.30am
Wellington Central Library: Wednesday 14th September, 11am
Karori Library: Thursday 15th September, 11.30am
Brooklyn Library: Friday 16th September, 11am
These storytimes will be presented by Ni Hao Children’s Community Charitable Trust. No bookings required – just turn up!
To celebrate the New Zealand festival, and the stage production of Kate De Goldi’s “The ACB with Honora Lee”, Wellington Central Library will be hosting a special one-off children’s story reading event.
Join us for a morning of Kate De Goldi’s stories at Wellington City Library. Jane Waddell, director of “The ACB With Honora Lee” reads ‘Uncle Jack’ and there will be live excerpts from the NZ Festival production.
This event is free, bookings are not required, and is suitable for children aged 8+
Don’t miss out!
After a bit of family fun on these long summer evenings? Come along to the first of our monthly late night Storytimes for the year at Johnsonville and Tawa Libraries.
This month our theme is Chinese New Year. Come along for some fun New Year stories and activities.
Thursday 4th February at 6.30pm.
Why not wear your pyjamas or an animal costume?
This is a free event for 4 – 10 year olds.
Enjoy a 30 minute session of silly stories and games. Come in your pyjamas or wear something silly.
Friday 5th February at 6.30pm
This is a free event for 4 – 10 year olds.
Tawa and Johnsonville Libraries hold free storytimes on their late nights in the first week of each month. Check out the library Event Calendar for future dates and times.
We hope you have a great Christmas holiday. Us librarians will also be taking a break and having a holiday too.
The libraries will be closed over the Christmas and New Year long weekends. You can find the opening hours on our website.
Library storytimes are also on holiday and have now finished for 2015. They start back on the 6th of January onwards.
Don’t worry if you haven’t managed to stock up on your holiday reading. Our e-library is open 24/7 throughout the holidays. You can download eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics and magazines to your device.
Don’t forget to write Kids’ Club reviews for your reading – there are lots of prizes up for grabs. And if you happen to read a title that’s on our Summer Reading Challenge list then you’ll go into the draw for an amazing prize pack drawn at the end of January.
We hope you have a fun and happy festive season. See you in 20161
Come along to free weekly Chinese Storytimes at the Wellington Central Library.
Featuring stories, songs, rhymes and fun, these Mandarin session are perfect for children and their families who want to learn Mandarin as a second or foreign language. Fluent mandarin speakers will enjoy these storytimes too.
Stories & Rhymes! sessions are led by teachers from the Ni Hao Children’s Community Charitable Trust
Wellington Central Library, every Thursday, 10am to 10.30am
Free, bookings are not required.
Make sure you come along to our monthly Friday night storytime at Johnsonville Library where this month its going to be all about music.
This musical extravaganza will be on Friday 1st May starting at 6.30pm and will include lots of stories and of course music.
So come along for some melodious, musical madness!
This is a free event for children 4 years and above