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Due to unplanned maintenance issues the War Memorial Library will be closed today
(Friday 18 January.) and we'll be closing the War Memorial Library building at 12noon.

All libraries will be closed on Monday 21 January (Wellington Anniversary Day).

Mōrena, due to unplanned maintenance issues the War Memorial Library will be closed today (Friday 18 January.) and we'll be closing the War Memorial Library building at 12 noon.

Please see below for impacts this has on our events at War Memorial Library for Friday 18 January:

  • Bubble Flash Mob - Going ahead!
  • Preschool Storytime and Summer Stories - Cancelled
  • Lego Legends - Cancelled
  • Teddy Bear Sleepover - Postponed, we'll be in contact with those who have registered
  • WarHammer - Going ahead but we'll be relocating to another site nearby. Please meet up at the War Memorial Library car park entrance at 2pm

Bubble Flash Mob Postponed

Anzac Lawn (War Memorial Library) Tuesday 15 January, 10:30am

With the weather looking less than ideal we are postponing our Bubble Flash Mob until Friday 18 January, 10:30am. See you on Friday when the sun is (hopefully) shining again!

We'll provide the bubbles; all we need is you! If you have your own special bubble mix or maker, bring them along.

Feel free to bring the a picnic lunch to enjoy on the lawn after the fun and remember to slip, slop, slap, and wrap before coming!

Postponement/rain day is Friday 18 January. We'll update here and on Facebook if we need to postpone.

New Year, New Hours!

You’ve asked for extended weekday opening hours, so we’re delivering!

From 7 January 2019, we’re opening ½ hour earlier at 9:30am Monday-Thursday at Eastbourne, Moera, Naenae, Petone and War Memorial libraries!

So come on in at 9:30am, enjoy our manaakitanga and make yourself at home!

We invite you to come and kōrero with staff, email us at, or fill in a feedback form online to let us know if these new opening hours work for you.

Going Up or Going Down? The Hutt Valley in a Big Earthquake

War Memorial Library Thursday 17 January, 6pm

Fault rupture, strong ground shaking, liquefaction, sinking, uplift, and landslides are all major issues the Hutt Valley faces in large earthquakes. Recent research has identified and further characterised vulnerable zones around the Hutt Valley.

Russ Van Dissen is and earthquake specialist who has extensively studied the Wellington Fault and earthquake hazards in the Wellington region for the past several decades, he is also a leader to the It's Our Fault project.

The Big Read

Our successful reading programme is back this summer, encouraging tamariki (aged 0-12 years) across Lower Hutt to get excited about reading, engage with friends and whānau, and go in the draw to win great prizes.

Sign-up starts 1 December.

Find out more about the programme at The Big Read or check out our Holiday Events for Tamariki.

Explore. Read. Relax.

Explore, read, and relax with Hutt City Libraries over summer and be in to win!

Grab a challenge card at any Hutt City Library. Drop your finished card off at your local library before 2 February 2019 to go in the draw to win JOCO reusable cups (with coffee!) thanks to Fellow Cafe and book vouchers thanks to the Friends of Hutt City Libraries.

Visit Explore. Read. Relax. for more information.

This page was last updated on 17 January 2019