News and Events

What’s on for children? We have regular events for all ages and one-off special events. There’s something for everyone!

Winter School Holiday Programme

Go digital at the library these holidays! 

Some programmes are suitable for two different age groups.

Digi-tales - for ages 5-8 (Please register)

A fun interactive story-reading session.

Ōtaki Library 10.30–11.15am Wednesday 12 July

Paraparaumu Library 10.30–11.15 Monday 17 July

Waikanae Library 10.30-11.15am Tuesday18 July

Register online, in the library or phone 0800 486 486. Registrations open 26 June

Make a stop-motion video clip - for ages 9-12years (Please register)

Create a simple story with a Matariki theme, then make it come to life using iPads and props!

Waikanae Library 10.30am-12pm Tuesday 12 July

Paraparaumu Library 10.30-12pm Thursdays 13 July and 20 July

Ōtaki Library 10.30am-12pm Tuesday 19 July 

limited spaces are available

Register online, in the library or phone 0800 486 486. Registrations open Monday 26 June

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LEGO Club

Waikanae Library 3.30-4.30pm Wednesday 12 July

Paraparaumu Library 5.30-7pm Friday 14 July

Ōtaki Library 3.30–4.30pm Wednesday 19 July

No registrations are required

Family Movie

Ōtaki Library 3.20 Friday 14 July

Ōtaki Library 3.20 Friday 21 July

No registrations are required

 

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Finalists in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults have been announced! Check out the NZCYA website for the list and judges comments on the best NZ books for young people in 2017!

Hell Pizza Challenge 

Read and get a pizza reward!

To celebrate the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, Hell Pizza is again offering free pizzas!

Here’s how it works;

  • Collect your pizza wheel from your library from Wednesday 7 June
  • Visit your library and get your pizza wheel punched when you issue a book. Take your books home and read them!
  • When you have issued seven books your wheel is complete and needs to be stamped and signed
  • Take your completed pizza wheel to Hell Pizza to redeem for a free 333 Hellthy Kid’s Pizza!

Additional rules and information can be found here.

Baby Time

Bring your baby or toddler to Baby Time for rhymes, songs and stories with a children's librarian. Parents/caregivers are welcome to enjoy morning tea and a chat following the session.

Paraparaumu Library           10.30-11am     Second Wednesday of each month

Pre-School Story Time

Come to the library for stories, singing, finger rhymes, music and fun. Ideal for pre-schoolers who are ready to engage in these types of activities. Story Times run during school terms. 

Paraparaumu Library            10.30-11am      Thursdays

Book Buzz 

A book club for children in Year 6,7 or 8 to share what they have been reading and have some fun.

Paraparaumu Library             5.30-6.30pm     Third Friday of each month

Lego Club

Calling all Lego fans! We supply the Lego, you supply the ideas. Come along to this informal group to get creative and share skills.    

Paraparaumu Library             5.30-7pm         Second Friday of each month

Waikanae Library                   3.30-4.30pm    Second Wednesday of each month

Ōtaki Library                           3.30-4.30pm    Third Wednesday of each month

Family Movies

Come and relax in front of our big screen.  Enjoy a free, family-rated movie.

Paraparaumu Library            5.30-7pm          Fourth Friday of each month

Ōtaki Library                         3.20-5pm          Fridays