Programmes and Events

Upcoming Events

19sep10:00 am10:30 amStory Time for Your Under 5's10:00 am - 10:30 am Event Type :Kids

19sep10:30 am11:00 amPreschool Storytime and Craft10:30 am - 11:00 am Public Library - Learning and Activity SpaceEvent Type :Kids

24sep10:30 am11:00 amWriggle and Rhyme10:30 am - 11:00 am Public Library - Learning and Activity SpaceEvent Type :Kids

24sep1:30 pm2:00 pmWriggle and Rhyme1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Public Library - Learning and Activity SpaceEvent Type :Kids

For a full list of upcoming programmes and events, check out the Library Events Calendar.

Mother and child read in the library

Regular Programmes

Wriggle and Rhyme - Photos of Mums and Babies

Wriggle and Rhyme

Mondays 10:30am and 1:30pm

These free music and movement sessions are aimed to stimulate development of the brain and body for babies 0 – 2 years. Run in the Learning and Activity Space during the school term.

Your Story Time for Under 5s

Wednesdays, 10:00 – 10:30am 

Sessions are run in South City with Stories, rhymes, songs and lots of fun.
Held at The POD, 260 Ness Street.  Behind The Pantry in South City.

school holidays - crafts

Preschool Storytime and Craft

Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:00am 

Hands on fun for kids. Preschool sessions are fun weekly sessions with a story time followed by a craft. These run in the Learning and Activity Space during the school term.

Afterschool Clubs

A range of free after school clubs are offered for kids during the school term. Visit our Kids Clubs page for more information, or to register your child for a club.


Kids Picks

Our Kids Picks are books selected for kids, by kids. When visiting our library be sure to visit our large Kids Picks display area. You can now even check out our kids picks online.

Have you read a book that you loved and want to tell someone about it? Then fill out the form below and we will add your review to our kids picks display,.

Dyslexia Friendly Authors

Dyslexia spelled out using scrabble pieces

The following authors have written books appropriate for children with dyslexia. Books are filed based on the author’s last name, e.g. to find books by Malorie Blackman look under BLA.

For more information on Dyslexia, visit the Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand.

Homework Help

AnyQuestions offers free online schoolwork help to New Zealand school students. You can log on to the website from 1pm to 6pm weekdays during the school year and chat online with a friendly librarian about a schoolwork question.

Contact Us

To get in touch with one of our Children’s Librarians you can call us on 03 2111 444 or email