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Ngā takahanga - What's on

Our libraries run a variety of events and activities for tamariki of all ages.

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We encourage you to bring your tamariki to any of our wide range of free programmes, events and activities for children of all ages.

Visit our event calendar to find out what's happening at your local library, or check out our programmes below to learn more about each one.

We welcome questions, comments and feedback on our public programmes. Please email the Children's Librarian if there is anything you would like to share.

For preschoolers (ages 0-5)

From early literacy to music, movement, maths and more – visiting the library with your little one has never been more fun!

For school-aged children (ages 5–13)

From school holiday programmes to after-school clubs on a range of topics, your library is bound to offer something that will appeal to the tamariki in your life.
  • School Holiday Programmes

    A young child is stroking the neck of a llama as other children look on. The lla
    Free events and activities during the school holidays for ages 5+
  • Let's Go LEGO®

    A huge pile of LEGO pieces of various shapes, sizes and colours.
    Themed LEGO® challenges for master builders and newcomers alike
  • LEGO® Time

    A huge pile of LEGO pieces of various shapes, sizes and colours.
    Relaxing free-build LEGO® sessions for tamariki aged 5+
  • CRAFTerschool

    A group of children are standing in front of a display of traditional Sāmaon sia
    After-school arts and crafts sessions for crafty kids aged 5-12
  • Read to Kurī

    Read aloud one-on-one with a therapy dog from Canine Friends Pet Therapy
  • Book Clubs for Kids

    A book appears to be flying through the air, using its covers as wings.
    Free book discussion groups for tamariki of all ages
  • Tech Time

    Two Spheros (spherical robots with transparent external panelling so you can see
    Adventures in robotics and coding for ages 5+
  • Tūhura Tech

    A group of rangatahi are clustered around a computer as a tutor shows them somet
    Deep dives on coding, robotics and more for rangatahi in Years 5-8
  • Whānau Movies

    A movie projector throwing light across a darkened room
    Free G or PG-rated films for the whole whānau to enjoy
  • Dungeons and Dragons

    Dice scattered over a D & D terrain map
    Calling all adventurers – seasoned questers and fresh-faced recruits alike – to join the campaign!
  • Tākaro Time

    Kēmu, kōrero, katakata, kaputī – a fun and free hangout for those who want to practice their te reo

For teens (aged 13+)

Please visit our What's On for Teens page for more information