Rainbow storytime at Out in the Park Saturday 12 March 2016

rainbowstorytime2The Library Bookbike is taking part in the Wellington Pride Parade on Saturday 12 March – yay! We will be transporting free books, stamps, badges and storytellers to Out in the park.

We’re celebrating the diverse families of the Wellington community with a couple of Rainbow Storytimes. These feature picture books about families incorporating all sorts of children and adults. Bring the children along at 11.30am and 1.30pm, suitable for 3- 7.  All welcome – look for the colourful book bike at the fair.

The library has a great collection of picture books that encompass diverse families. There will be a selection at the book bike and some of them will read aloud in the storytime. Here’s a sample of some of the titles the library has:



and tango makes three, by Justin Richardson and Pete Parnell

Roy and Silo, New York zoo residents, a couple of boy penguins who make a nest together.  A zoo keeper recognises their affection for each other and helps them create a family by providing an egg. This story is beautifully illustrated by Henry Cole.


Bring your family to the Picnic in the park, by Joe Griffiths and Tony Pilgrim

This picture book has soooo many different families!  The tale of a birthday party that shows how families of different makeups come together to celebrate with each other.


 The different dragon, By Jennifer Bryan, illustrated by Danamarie Hosler

Noah and one of his Moms create a story together of one a night time adventure.  A great story and an inspiration for storytelling with children


10,000 dresses, story by Marcus Ewert, illustrations by Rex Ray.

What does it look like when your family don’t support who you are?  10,000 dresses tells the tale of Bailey.  She’s a girl who dreams of amazing dresses that are truly fantastic designs.  But her family only knows her as the boy that grew up with them. Luckily for Bailey the story ends well.



The library has some great resources for people exploring different ways of expressing who they are and for their families understanding that journey.  The Librarians are always willing to help you find books, information and other library materials. If you’re unsure where to look, or what search terms to use in the library catalogue, please feel free to ask.