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!

Summer Reading Programme

The Summer Reading Programme is for primary school-aged children (ages 512) and helps to keep kids enjoying books and engaged with reading over the long summer break. Most of all it's fun!

This year's theme is "Wild about Reading." Registration is open until 16 December. Visit any of our libraries to sign up, or register online.

Baby Time

Waikanae Library           10.30-11am    Tuesdays during school terms (from 31 October 2017)

Bring your baby or toddler to Baby Time for fun one-on-one interaction with rhymes, songs and stories led by a children's librarian. Enjoy time with other parents following the session.

Paraparaumu Library      10.30-11am     Second Wednesday of each month

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.

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