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Joining children at the library

Children under 16 years can join the library if a parent/guardian signs them up. There is no age too young to join. For more information see Join Hutt City Libraries.

Children's topics

Lists of books to help your child:

Parenting Resources

Here are some great parenting resources in the Library that you can browse:

Reading and Your Child

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” ― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

You are the best first teacher for your child. Here are some ways to help your child get ready to read:

Read to them – babies as young as six weeks enjoy being read to and looking at pictures

Find books about things they are interested in – bugs, trucks, cats, other babies, etc

Sing nursery rhymes and finger play songs – try the rhymes and fingerplays used at Baby Bounce & Rhyme

Talk to them lots and let them talk to you – conversation is how they start to learn language skills

Let them see you enjoying your reading – if you need help finding a book ask staff at your local library for a recommendation

Visit your library often - let your child choose some of their own books too

Come along to Baby Bounce & Rhyme or Preschool Storytime at the library - two great programmes designed to build language skills and let you and your child have fun together.

Children at the Library

  • We welcome children to the library. We remind parents and guardians that they are responsible for the supervision and behaviour of their children while they are in the Library.
  • The Library takes no responsibility for children left unattended and we may call the Police if no parent or guardian can be found or contacted.
  • Please explore and enjoy the library together.