What’s on for children? We have regular events for all ages and one-off special events. There’s something for everyone!
Wild About Masks and Photo Booth
We will be making animal masks and taking photos. Pose with your new masks in front of a green screen. With digital magic, we will turn you into an animal in the jungle. This summer holiday event is for ages 5-13 years. Registrations required.
Ōtaki Library Tuesday 9 January 10.30-11.30am
Paraparaumu Library Thursday 11 January 10.30-11.30am
Waikanae Library Wednesday 17 January 10.30-11.30am
Bilingual Story Time and Dance
Chelsey and Dom will be sharing one of their favourite books Watercress and Tuna, and the Children of Champion Street, by Patricia Grace (Paraparaumu & Waikanae Libraries) or Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae & Guy Parker-Ress (Ōtaki Library). Join us for a wonderful story and performance. Bring your dancing shoes! This summer holiday event is for ages 5-8 years. Registrations required.
Waikanae Library Wednesday 10 January 10.30-11.15am
Ōtaki Library Tuesday 16 January 10.30-11.15am
Paraparaumu Library Thursday 18 January 10.30-11.15am
Calling all Lego fans! We supply the Lego, you supply the ideas. Come along to this informal group to get creative and share skills. Suitable for all ages Children under 8 must be supervised by an adult. No registrations required.
Ōtaki Library Wednesday 17 January 10.30-11.30am
Paekakariki Library Wednesday 17 January 3.00-4.00pm
The Summer Reading Programme is for primary school-aged children (ages 5–12) and helps to keep kids enjoying books and engaged with reading over the long summer break. Most of all it's fun!
If you have registered for this programme you can Get Wild About Reading - choose your books, get reading and report in during January.
Waikanae Library 10.30-11am Tuesdays during school terms
Bring your baby or toddler to Baby Time for fun one-on-one interaction with rhymes, songs and stories led by a children's librarian. Enjoy time with other parents following the session.
Paraparaumu Library 10.30-11am Second Wednesday of each month
Bring your baby or toddler to Baby Time for rhymes, songs and stories with a children's librarian. Parents/caregivers are welcome to enjoy morning tea and a chat following the session.
Come to the library for stories, singing, finger rhymes, music and fun. Ideal for pre-schoolers who are ready to engage in these types of activities. Story Times run during school terms.
Paraparaumu Library 10.30-11am Thursdays
A book club for children in Year 6,7 or 8 to share what they have been reading and have some fun.
Paraparaumu Library 5.30-6.30pm Third Friday of each month
Calling all Lego fans! We supply the Lego, you supply the ideas. Come along to this informal group to get creative and share skills.
Paraparaumu Library 5.30-7pm Second Friday of each month
Waikanae Library 3.30-4.30pm Second Wednesday of each month
Ōtaki Library 3.30-4.30pm Third Wednesday of each month
Come and relax in front of our big screen. Enjoy a free, family-rated movie.
Paraparaumu Library 5.30-7pm Fourth Friday of each month
Ōtaki Library 3.20-5pm Fridays