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All our libraries will be closed on Tuesday 6 February for Waitangi Day.

Big Read 2017

Summer Reading Challenges

The Big Read for ages 0-12 wraps up on 24 January. Make sure you pop into your local library before then to be in the prize draw! For more information see The Big Read.

Explore. Read. Relax. for everyone else finishes on 31 January. You can still grab a challenge card from any of our libraries, complete any 4 tasks and drop your finished card back in to us to be in to win one of 8 Queensgate Shopping Centre vouchers! For more information see Explore. Read. Relax.

Prizes have been generously donated by: Cupcake Sweeties, Friends of Hutt City Libraries, HangDog Indoor Climbing Centre, Hutt City Kindergartens, Hutt City Pools , La Bella Italia, Lighthouse Cinema Petone, Queensgate Shopping Centre, Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Cafe, and Zealandia Ecosanctuary.

Summer Events

Summer Events for Kids

Looking for something to do with the kids before school starts back? We have lots of FREE events on throughout January for ages 5-12. For more events see Summer Events for Kids.

Summer Stories
Join us under our beach umbrella from 9-27 January for 15 minutes of storytelling in the library!
War Memorial Library Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30am

Wacky Animals
Join us for stories and see what sort of animal you can create for yourself.
Eastbourne Library Wednesday 24 January, 11am

Children performing yoga poses

Kids Animal Yoga in the Library!

Want your kids to try something new while being active and having lots of fun? Join us for KIDS ANIMAL YOGA with Jeanne from Kula Kids' Yoga and Sara from Seedling Yoga! Show us your best downward dog or maybe a unicorn pose?!

Koha appreciated. Registration is essential, click on the links below to register.

Spaces for these classes are limited. Secure your spot and register now via or contacting 04 560 0305.

Eastbourne Library Friday 9 February, 3:45pm-4:30pm

Anti-valentines day

Anti-Valentine’s Night

Give an Anti-Valentine’s card to someone you are thankful for (because they respect that you’re a lone wolf). OR make a Pal-entine card for your mate (because the friend-zone is actually the fun-zone).

Take part in our historic Break-up Quiz: prizes for the winners!

Then chill out and watch Spiderman: Homecoming! Moral of the movie - don’t date people if you want to save New York City.

Snacks and drinks provided! All teens are welcome!

Teen Floor, War Memorial Library Wednesday 14 February, 5pm-8pm

Quiz Night

Quiz Night

Think you’re the next Master Mind or Chaser?

Get your friends and whanau together for some mental exercise!

Teams of 2-6 welcome. See staff at the Koraunui Stokes valley Community Hub for more details.

Koraunui Stokes Valley Community Hub Friday 9 February, 7pm

Stop Motion Workshop

Stop Motion Animation Workshops

Kids can learn how to make a simple stop-motion animation and create their own short movie.

For ages 5+. Participants will be working in pairs or small groups.

Spaces for these workshops are limited. Register by emailing

Petone Library Saturday 24 February, 11am-12:30pm

Stepping Up

Stepping UP Computer Classes – Term 1

Hutt City Libraries and the 2020 Trust are pleased to offer FREE computer again in 2018.

Classes are for Hutt City residents with basic, or no computer skills and are offered at Naenae, Petone, Stokes Valley, Taita, Wainuiomata, and War Memorial Libraries.

Registrations open from Thursday 1 February and are essential. Classes start Monday 12 February. You’ll be able to register online, by phoning 04 570 6633, or visiting your local library.

If you have school-aged children and need cheap internet access at home, we’re also running the Spark Jump project out of Naenae Library! Please phone 04 567 2859 to enquire.

This page was last updated on 24 January 2018