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All Libraries will be closed for Wellington Anniversary Day, Monday 20 January 2020.
Community Hubs will be closed all day Wednesday 22 January 2020. This includes Koraunui Stokes Valley Library, Taita Library at the Walter Nash Centre (including Clubhouse), and Wainuiomata Library.

The Big Read

The Big Read and Little Read are summer reading programmes for your tamariki.

Research shows children can maintain and even increase their reading levels if they keep reading over the summer break.

The Big Read and Little Read are great ways for your child to read books, complete fun activities and be in to win cool prizes – and both programmes are completely free! Sign up at your local library today or find out more here.

Explore. Read. Relax

We invite you to Explore. Read. Relax over the Christmas break with our reading challenge for adults and rangatahi.

Grab an Explore. Read. Relax card at your local library to get started, and for the chance to win book vouchers, thanks to the Friends of Hutt City Libraries.

For more inspiration on exploring our collections visit

Summer Stories

Summer Stories

Naenae Community Library
11, 18, 25 January, 11-11.30am

Wainuiomata Library
11, 18 January, 2-3pm

War Memorial Library
7-11 January, 14-18 January, & 21-25 January, 10.30-10.45am

Build & Play

Taita Library
14 January, 11am-1pm & 1:30pm-3pm
17 January, 11am-1pm & 1:30pm-3pm

Stokes Valley Library
21-24 January, 1pm-3pm

What can kids do with a trailer full of offcuts and tools? Join us and find out! Ages 7+ and must be accompanied by an adult. Closed-toed shoes are required.

Big Read Events

Big Read Colouring Catch-Up

Naenae Community Library
Thursdays and Sundays, 2pm-4pm

Are you having fun with The Big Read? Come and chat while you help decorate our GIANT Big Read colouring in sheet.

Big Read Club

Petone Community Library
14, 21 December, 2pm onwards
8, 15, 22 January, 2pm onwards

Informal get-together to chat about what you’ve been reading, share ideas for activities, and what to read next!

Big Read Catch-up

Wainuiomata Library
15 & 29 January, 2-3.30pm

Summer Holiday Events


War Memorial Library
21 January, 2pm

Fishy information, activities and more watery holiday fun. We’re shore you’ll have a whale of a time!


The Taniwha Tales

Eastbourne Community Library
16 January, 11am

Haere haere haere to Eastbourne Library to hear terrific taniwha tales and create your own taniwha to take home! See you underneath the Kowhai tree…


Discover: Beebots

Naenae Community Library
15 January, 10:30am

Our littlest tamariki can try very basic coding with our Bee-Bots at this special storytime.

Hutt Science: Whodunnit?

Petone Community Library
23 January, 2pm-3:30pm


Meet the Ozobots

Stokes Valley Library
17 January, 1pm-3pm

Places are limited so book at the hub

Discover: Ozobots

Naenae Community Library
15 January, 2pm-4pm

Join us for a creative hands-on introduction to Ozobots! Learn how Ozobots can be controlled, and work together on a huge Ozobot track.

Taita Library
23 January, 2pm

Petone Community Library
25 January, 3pm-4:30pm

Ocean Stop-Motion

Petone Community Library
24 January, 2pm-4pm

Explore the ocean with sea creature-themed stop motion animation.

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year at Wainuiomata Community Hub

Chinese New Year begins on 25 January with celebrations taking part over a number of days. 2020 will be the year of the rat. Come join in the fun at Wainuiomata!

Family Fun Drum-Making

21 January, 2-3.30pm

Red Envelope and Banner-Making

22 January, 2-3.30pm

Chinese Dragon-Making

23 January, 2-3.30pm

Bake a Mooncake

24 January, 2-3.30pm

Chinese New Year Storytime

25 January, 2-3.30pm

This page was last updated on 16 January 2020