He aha kei Te Whare Pukapuka? What's on at the Library?
Summer Reading finishes
The Summer Reading Adventure has finished! We will be announcing the Grand Prizewinners soon — keep an eye on our Kids' Blog. Thank you to everyone who took part!
Regular Happenings — Babies and Preschoolers
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. This programme is suitable for babies aged 0 - 2 years and bookings are not required.
Cummings Park (Ngaio), Johnsonville, Karori, Mervyn Kemp (Tawa), Miramar, Newtown, Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie), and Te Awe (Brandon Street) Libraries, and Island Bay Community Centre and Te Tūhunga Rau (Strathmore Community Centre).
Check out the Library event calendar (Baby Rock and Rhyme) for specific dates
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!
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. This programme is suitable for preschoolers age 2- 5 years, accompanied by their caregivers.
Karori Library also holds monthly storytimes in Spanish! Check out Cuentacuentos on the Library event calendar for specific dates.
Brooklyn, Island Bay, Johnsonville, Karori, Miramar, Newtown, Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie), Te Awe (Brandon St), and Wadestown Libraries.
Check out the Library event calendar (Pre-school storytime) for specific dates
Get hooked on books at our bilingual storytimes!
Nohinohi Reorua: whāngaia tō Tama Toa ki te pānui pukapuka! E toru tekau meneti pakiwaitara, rotarota, waiata hoki i roto i te reo Māori me te reo Ingarihi, nō ngā kōhungahunga me ō rātou mātua kaitiaki.
Featuring stories, rhymes, and songs in te reo Māori and English, these 30-minute sessions are open to anyone, whether you're fluent in te reo Māori or just starting out.
Recommended for tamariki aged 2-6 with their caregivers.
Where and When?
Korimako | Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library, Te Māhanga | Karori Library, Waitohi | Johnsonville library, Omārōrō | Newtown Library, Motu-kairangi | Miramar Library, Te Whare Tapere o Tawa | Tawa Community Centre.
This programme runs monthly. Check out the Library event calendar (Nohinohi Reorua) for specific dates
Introduce your preschooler to the wonderful world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths at Tinker Time! Come prepared for fun stories and interactive play utilising some fun tech and craft equipment from our wonderful resources at the HIVE.
This is a programme for older preschoolers aged 2 – 5 years with their caregivers.
Where and When?
Johnsonville and Mervyn Kemp (Tawa).
Check out the Library event calendar (Tinker Time) for specific dates.
Regular Happenings — School-Age Children
Family Movie Nights
Calling all movie fans!
Come in your pyjamas, bring a cushion and a blanket, and relax at our fun family movie nights. A different movie selected from our library collections is screened every session, check out the Kids' Blog or contact the library to find out what's playing. Movie nights are free and bookings are not required. Movies chosen have a G rating, and are suitable for families with young children.
Where & when
At Newtown - check out the Library event calendar (Family Movie Nights) for specific dates.
Let's Go LEGO® and LEGO® Time
Creativity. Problem solving. Storytelling. Fun!
Are you a master builder in disguise? Put your creative skills to the test to design and build your masterpieces. All LEGO® is supplied, so there's no need to bring your own.
Let's Go LEGO® runs weekly during term time. Each Let's go LEGO® session will have a different theme and building challenge. This programme runs weekly during term time.
LEGO® Time is a free-build session for all experience levels. This programme runs weekly.
These programmes are for children aged 5+ years. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Where & when
Let's Go LEGO®: Newtown, Miramar, Mervyn Kemp (Tawa), Khandallah, and Johnsonville. Check out the Library Event Calendar (Let's Go LEGO) for specific dates
LEGO® Time: Te Awe.
Check out the Library event calendar (LEGO Time) for specific dates
Afterschool craft session for children
CRAFTerschool is a free art and craft session for school-aged children. Come along and get stuck into activities such as drawing, beading, origami, mask making, and more. Make friends with other crafty kids!
This programme runs weekly during term time and is suitable for children aged 5+ years. Young children must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Where & when
Johnsonville, Mervyn Kemp (Tawa), and Miramar.
Check out the Library event calendar for specific dates
Discover the world of robotics and electronics!
Join us at the library to play with and learn about new digital technologies in these hands-on adventures through the worlds of robotics and electronics.
Tech Time: Play sessions are for ages 5+ with their caregivers and do not require registrations. All other Tech Time sessions are for ages 8-13 and registrations are required.
This programme runs weekly during term time.
Where & when
Johnsonville and Karori - check out the Library event calendar (Tech Time) for specific dates.
Interested in More?
Kids' Online Book Reviews
Read and Review!What are your favourite books? Read anything great recently? Why not tell the world about it?
Head over to the Wellington City Libraries Beanstack and write a review to tell us about a great (or not so great) book you've read recently. All reviews will be published on the Wellington City Libraries Beanstack! You can read the reviews to find out what other kids are reading. Don't worry if your review doesn't show up straight away - sometimes it can take a day or two to appear!