To celebrate the New Zealand festival, and the stage production of Kate De Goldi's The ACB with Honora Lee", Wellington Central Library will be hosting a special one-off children's story reading event.
Join us for a morning of Kate De Goldi's stories at Wellington City Library. Jane Waddell, director of "The ACB With Honora Lee" reads "Uncle Jack" and there will be live excerpts from the NZ Festival production.
Wellington Central Library, Saturday 5th March, 11am
This event is free, bookings are not required, and is suitable for children aged 8+
Kōhunga Kōrero: Storytimes in te reo Māori
Monthly storytimes in te reo Māori are available at Miramar, Newtown, Johnsonville and Cummings Park (Ngāio) Libraries. Open to anyone, these free 30min sessions feature stories, rhymes and waita in te reo Māori, and are perfect for 2-6 year olds and their caregivers.
Kōhunga Kōrero: Pakiwaitara i roto i te reo Māori
E 30 meneti pakiwaitara, rotarota, waiata hoki i roto i te reo Māori mō ngā kōhungahunga me ō rātou mātua kaitiaki.
Find your local Kōhunga Kōrero session:
1st Tuesday of each month at 10.30am
Omāroro (Newtown) Library
13 Constable Street, Newtown
2nd Monday of each month at 10.30am
Korimako ki Ngāio (Cummings Park) Library
1a Ottawa Road, Ngaio
3rd Tuesday of each month at 10.30am
Waitohi (Johnsonville) Library
5 Broderick Road, Johnsonville
4th Tuesday of each month at 2pm
Motukairangi (Miramar) Library
68 Miramar Avenue, Miramar
Kids' Online Bookclub
What are your favourite books? Read anything great recently? Why not tell the world, and your friends, about it and win prizes?
You'll receive a prize after your first 2 reviews and then every 5th review after that. So what are you waiting for? To get the prizes you must have your own library card. There are spot prizes for really excellent and thoughtful reviews too!
All reviews will be published on the Kids Blog. You can read the reviews to find out what other kids are reading and even write comments on other's reviews. Don't worry if your review doesn't show up straight away - sometimes it can take a day or two to appear.
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.
Recommended for children aged 2 - 4, but younger children are always welcome.
Where and When:
|Brooklyn Library||Tuesday, 10.30am|
|Wellington Central Library||Tuesday & Friday, 10.30am|
|Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library||Wednesday, 10.30am|
|Island Bay Library||Thursday, 10.30am|
|Karori Library||Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 10.30am|
|Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library||Monday, 10.30am|
|Miramar Library||Thursday, 10.15am|
|Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) Library||Monday & Wednesday, 10.30am|
Note: The 3rd storytime at Johnsonville Library each month is a Kōhunga Kōrero session - a storytime in te reo Māori. All are welcome.
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. These free, weekly interactive sessions will be available at the following branches:
|Library||Date and time|
|Wednesday 9.30am, & Thursday 2pm|
|Wednesday & Thursday, 9.30am|
|Thursday & Friday, 10.30am|
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!