Upcoming changes to our children’s programme schedule

If you live in Karori, Ngaio, or Khandallah, you might notice that there are a few changes coming to our schedule of events for children and families, starting in the first week of May!

Our extra-special monthly storytimes at Khandallah Library will feature a special theme and fun activity for tamariki and whānau to get stuck into as well — contact the library (or chat to a friendly librarian!) to find out about what’s happening each month.


What’s changing?

Here is the new schedule of events for Karori, Cummings Park, and Khandallah Libraries — programmes that have changed days or times are marked with a star. Don’t forget to check in on the library event calendar from time to time to keep up to date with new programmes and special events happening in our libraries!

Karori Library | Te Māhanga

  • *Preschool Storytime: Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 10.30am*
  • *Kōhunga Kōrero: 2nd Tuesday of every month, 10.30am*
  • Baby Rock and Rhyme: Every Thursday and Friday, 10.30am
  • Let’s Go LEGO®: 3rd Saturday of every month, 2.00pm
  • Code Club: Every Tuesday during the school term, 3.30pm
  • *Free Family Movies: During school holidays and to mark special events*

Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library | Korimako

  • Preschool Storytime: Every Wednesday, 10.30am
  • Kōhunga Kōrero: 3rd Wednesday of every month, 10.30am
  • Baby Rock and Rhyme: Every Tuesday, 10.30am
  • Let’s Go LEGO®: 2nd Thursday of every month, 3.30pm

Khandallah Library | Tari-kākā

  • *Preschool Storytime: Last Friday of every month, 10.30am*
  • Let’s Go LEGO®: First Friday of every month, 3.30pm

Why are the changes happening?

We’re changing the days and times on which some of our programmes are happening so that we can make some more space in our calendar to bring some new and different experiences to tamariki and whānau who use these libraries. We also hope that the new schedule will make it easier for more families to join us for our sessions, by making sure that our events aren’t on at the same time as other, similar groups in the community!

To our wonderful families in Karori, Ngaio, and Khandallah — we look forward to seeing you soon.

Kōhunga Kōrero: Whāngaia tō Tama Toa ki te Pānui Pukapuka!

Kia ora e te whānau! Great news — Kōhunga Kōrero, our special storytimes in te reo Māori, are back for 2021! This year, in addition to Johnsonville, Karori, Miramar, and Newtown Libraries, we have Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library joining in on the fun.

Kōhunga Kōrero: whāngaia tō Tama Toa ki te pānui pukapuka! Pakiwaitara i roto i te reo Māori. E 30 meneti pakiwaitara, rotarota, waiata hoki i roto i te reo Māori nō ngā kōhungahunga me ō rātou mātua kaitiaki.

Kōhunga Kōrero: get your superhero hooked on books! Featuring stories, rhymes, and songs in te reo Māori, these 30-minute sessions are open to anyone, and are recommended for children (aged 2-6 years) with their caregivers.

Here’s the full Kōhunga Kōrero schedule for the year ahead — we’d love to have you along!

Have a go at Te Reo

Kōhunga Kōrero – monthly storytimes in te reo Māori are starting next week! Head along to the library for 30mins of stories, waiata, rhymes and fun, and it’s all in te reo.

It’s all free, lots of fun, and perfect for 2-6 year olds and their whanau.

The first session is at Miramar Library, 2pm, on Tuesday 27th January.

You can find the schedule at our children’s event’s page, also check out the library’s event calendar for specific dates.

 

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
Korimako ki Ngāio (Cummings Park) Library
1a Ottawa Road, Ngaio

3rd Tuesday of each month at 2pm
Waitohi (Johnsonville) Library
5 Broderick Road, Johnsonville

4th Tuesday of each month at 2pm
Motukairangi (Miramar) Library
68 Miramar Avenue, Miramar

 

 

What’s on today – Monday 7th October

Welcome to the October school holidays! Can you believe there’s only one more school term left this year?!

Week Two!

Here’s whats happening today:

 

Kohunga Korero – Storytime in te reo Maori:

Newtown Library at 10.30am

 

Storytimes:

Tawa Library at 10.30am

Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) Library at 10.30am

Karori Library at 10.30am

Older siblings are welcome during the school holidays.

 

Check out our Kids Events page for more information about what’s happening for children in your library.

Kōhunga Kōrero – storytimes in te reo Māori

Kohunga Korero Banner SmallPreschool storytimes in te reo Māori are on soon at a library near you. Perfect for experiencing and learning te reo, practicing the language or simply snuggling up to hear a good story.

Kōhunga Kōrero is on in the following libraries:

Newtown Library: every 1st Wednesday of each month at 10.30 am

Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library: every 2nd Thursday of each month at 10.15 am

Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library: every 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10.30 am

Miramar Library: every 4th Thursday of each month at 10.15 am

Information on Kohunga Korero can be found here. See you there!

Kōhunga Kōrero – Pakiwaitara i roto i te Reo Māori

Preschool Storytimes in te reo Māori

 

From February 11th you’ll be able to hear stories read aloud in te Reo Māori at 4 library branches in Wellington. Kōhunga Kōrero will be filled with stories, rhymes, songs and fun, and will be held at Miramar, Newtown, Cummings Park (Ngaio) and Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Libraries.

 

Come along to learn some new words and test your language skills. Find out when they are happening here.

 

Suitable for 1-6 year olds and their caregivers.