Whether during term-time or over the holidays, we have many fantastic children's programmes running in our libraries.
Join us for half an hour of music, movement, rhymes, and stories. Pēpi Time is an opportunity to have fun, spend quality 'one–on–one' time with your baby, and connect with other parents and caregivers. Suitable for ages 0–2 years. Term time only.
Paraparaumu Library: Mondays, 10.30 – 11.00am
Join us for singing, stories, finger rhymes, music and fun. Tamariki Time is aimed at tamariki aged 2 to 4 and their whānau. Term time only.
Ōtaki Library: Mondays, 10.30–11.00am
Waikanae Library: Tuesdays, 10.30–11.00am
Paraparaumu: Library: Wednesdays, 10.30–11.00am
‘Ko ngā āhuatanga ako katoa he mea mahi i roto i te koanga ngākau, me te whakaihiihi hinengaro'
I runga i te whakaaro o te whakataukī nei, he karanga tēnei ki ngā whare kōhungahunga, ngā puna reo, ngā kōhanga reo, ki ngā mātua hoki ki te wā Whakaihiihi Tamariki. Nau mai ki ngā whare whakamātau o Kāpiti ki te panui pakiwaitara, ki te waiata, ki te aro ki ngā whakataukī, ki te kanikani hoki.
Anei ngā tūnga:
Te Whare Whakamātau o Ōtaki: ia Mane, 10.30–11.00 i te ata
Te Whare Pukapuka o Paekākāriki: ia Mane tuatahi o te marama, 2.00–2.30 i te ahiahi
Te Whare Pukapuka o Waikanae: ia Tūrei tuarua o te marama, 10.30–11.00 i te ata
Te Whare Whakamātau o Paraparaumu: ia Wenerei tuatoru o te marama, 10.30–11.00 i te ata
Join us to share stories, waiata, and whakataukī! Whakaihiihi Tamariki is aimed at tamariki aged 2 to 4 and their whānau.
Ōtaki Library: Mondays, 10:30–11am
Paekākāriki Library: 1st Monday of the month, 2–2.30pm
Waikanae Library: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 10.30–11am
Paraparaumu Library: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10.30–11am
Calling all Lego fans! We supply the Lego pieces, you supply the ideas. Come along to this informal group to get creative and share skills. Term time only.
Ōtaki Library: Tuesdays, 3:30–4:30pm
Paraparaumu Library: Thursdays, 3:30–4:30pm
Waikanae Library: Saturdays, 11am–12pm
Minecraft is like Lego in 3D. It’s a fun, interactive way for children to engage their imagination, collaborate, share and build their ideas in a virtual world together. We host a private game server where children can play and learn in a safe, controlled environment, with tutor supervision. Get creative, start crafting! Build your own 3–D world and have fun! Suitable for ages 9–15. Term 4 starts Monday 9 October.
Paraparaumu Library: Mondays, 3:30–4:30pm
Our friends at Kids into Coding Kapiti (K.I.C.K) will now host Code Club at Paraparaumu Library on Wednesdays – and it’s totally free! Embark on a nine–week (19 July – 13 September) coding adventure with K.I.C.K and discover the world of Scratch programming. Whether you prefer to use our free devices or bring your own, we've got you covered. Code Club is suitable for children aged 9 and above who are eager to explore the fascinating realm of coding. We also encourage parents to participate alongside their children in these sessions.
Paraparaumu Library: Wednesdays, 3:30–4:30pm
What is Scratch?
Scratch is a fun and interactive programming language designed especially for beginners and aspiring young minds. It's a platform where you can bring your wildest ideas to life, from creating animated stories to designing captivating games and interactive art. With Scratch, coding becomes a effortless and engaging experience for all ages. K.I.C.K (Kids Into Coding Kāpiti) is a leading educational organisation founded by Shalyse Murphy, focused on teaching the art of computer programming to children in Kāpiti. For over 6 years, K.I.CK has been delivering fun and high–quality coding classes with a mission to equip kids with the essential skills required for their future endeavours in computer science. Check K.I.C.K out here!