What's on at the library?
Chinese New Year Storytimes
Celebrate The Year of the Dog!
Do funny and rollicking tales get your tail wagging? Pop into the Central Library for special children's storytimes celebrating Chinese New Year. Run by the NiHao Children's Community, these free storytimes open to all ages and speakers of any language.
Central Library children's section
Saturday 17th February, 9.30 -10am, and 3-3.30pm
Celebrate Pride Week!
Come and listen to some wonderful Rainbow Stories at Wellington Central Library presented by Wellington's favourite Drag Queen, the fabulous LaQuisha St Refern and friends. Celebrate our Rainbow Families with this special fun storytime event for children, their families and anyone who likes stories!
Central Library children's section
Saturday 3rd March, 2 - 2.30pm
Kōhunga Kōrero: Storytimes in te reo Māori
Monthly storytimes in te reo Māori are available at Miramar, Newtown, Johnsonville and Karori libraries. Open to anyone, these free 30min sessions feature stories, rhymes and waita in te reo Māori, and are perfect for 2-6 year olds and their caregivers.
Kōhunga Kōrero: Pakiwaitara i roto i te reo Māori
E 30 meneti pakiwaitara, rotarota, waiata hoki i roto i te reo Māori mō ngā kōhungahunga me ō rātou mātua kaitiaki.
Find your local Kōhunga Kōrero session:
1st Tuesday of each month at 10.30am
Omāroro (Newtown) Library
13 Constable Street, Newtown
2nd Monday of each month at 10.30am
Te Māhanga (Karori) Library
247 Karori Road, Karori
3rd Tuesday of each month at 10.30am
Waitohi (Johnsonville) Library
5 Broderick Road, Johnsonville
4th Tuesday of each month at 2pm
Motukairangi (Miramar) Library
68 Miramar Avenue, Miramar
Check out the Library event calendar for specific dates
Kids' Online Bookclub
What are your favourite books? Read anything great recently? Why not tell the world, and your friends, about it and win prizes?
Head over to our Kids Online Book Club and fill in the review form to tell us about a great (or not so great) book you've read recently and you can win prizes.
You'll receive a prize after your first 2 reviews and then every 5th review after that. So what are you waiting for? To get the prizes you must have your own library card. There are spot prizes for really excellent and thoughtful reviews too!
All reviews will be published on the Kids Blog. You can read the reviews to find out what other kids are reading and even write comments on other's reviews. Don't worry if your review doesn't show up straight away - sometimes it can take a day or two to appear.
Pre-school storytimes are interactive sessions with stories, songs and rhymes. They are fun and free at all Wellington City Libraries for children, parents and carers to share.
Recommended for children aged 2 - 4, but younger children are always welcome.
Where and When:
|Brooklyn Library||Tuesday, 10.30am|
|Wellington Central Library||Tuesday & Friday,10.30am|
|Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library||Wednesday, 10.30am|
|Island Bay Library||Thursday, 10.30am|
|Johnsonville Library||Tuesday, 10.30am|
|Karori Library||Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 10.30am|
|Khandallah Library||Tuesday, 10.30am|
|Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library||Monday, 10.30am|
|Miramar Library||Thursday, 10.15am|
|Newtown Library||Wednesday, 10.30am|
|Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) Library||Monday & Wednesday, 10.30am|
|Wadestown Library||Monday, 10.30am|
The 3rd Tuesday of each month storytime at Johnsonville Library is a Kōhunga Kōrero session - a storytime in te reo Māori.
The 2nd Monday of each month storytime at Karori Library is a Kōhunga Kōrero session - a storytime in te reo Maori.
All welcome at both sessions.
Baby Rock 'n' Rhyme
Baby Rock & Rhyme is a way for parents and carers to interact with their babies through rhymes, finger-plays and stories delivered by experienced presenters. It's a great opportunity to have fun, socialise and spend quality 'one-on-one' time with your tot. These free, weekly interactive sessions will be available at the following branches:
|Library||Date and time|
|Miramar Library||Tuesday, 10.15am|
|Island Bay Library||Tuesday, 9.30am|
|Wellington Central Library||Wednesday 9.30am, & Thursday 2pm|
|Johnsonville Library||Wednesday & Thursday, 9.30am|
|Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library||Tuesday, 10.30am|
|Karori Library||Thursday & Friday, 10.30am|
|Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) Library||Friday, 10.15am|
|Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library||Friday, 9.30am|
Preview some of the songs and rhymes featured in our sessions by listening to the Baby Rock & Rhyme album - recorded and produced by our very own talented librarians!
Let's Go Lego
Creativity. Problem solving. Storytelling. Fun!
After a hugely popular debut at Khandallah Library during Beyond the Page, Let's Go Lego is being introduced as a regular, monthly event at Karori and Cummings Park (Ngaio) Libraries.
At Let's Go Lego, your creative skills will be put to the test as you use the library's Lego collections to design and build your masterpieces. Each session will have a different theme that will inspire you to hone your skills and become your library's very own Lego Legend.
Sessions are suitable for ages 5+.
Karori Library: First Saturday of each month, beginning Saturday 2nd of September, 2:30-3:30pm.
Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library: Third Monday of each month, beginning Monday 18th of September, 3:30-4:30pm.
For further information please contact Stephen at Karori Library. Ph 476 8413 or email WCL enquiries.
Interested in More?
Check out the Kids Blog regularly for more entertaining events for kids and caregivers!