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Hutt City Libraries Holiday Hours

Some of our libraries will be closed during the holidays. Pick up a flyer from your local library or click here to see our opening hours over Christmas and New Year.

Teen Read

Teen Read 2014/2015

Teens (13-18 year olds) can challenge themselves to read more widely over summer, have fun and be in to win prizes!

It’s free and teens can join at their local library from Thursday 4 December. Click here for more information about Teen Read.

Summer Reading Programme 2014/15

The BIG Read 2014/2015

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

The BIG Read challenge is a great way for your child to read books, complete fun activities and be in to win prizes.

It is free and any child aged 5 -13 years can join at their local library between 15 December and 6 January. The challenge finishes 28 January.

Click here for more information about The BIG Read.

We also run summer reading challenges for the smaller members of your family. Click here for more information about Caterpillar Capers (for 0-2 years) and Storybook Summer (for 2-4).

Free events for kids this summer - Grab a bookmark from your local library or see our what’s on page for summer events.

Walk with us among the stars

Walk With Us Among the Stars

Did you know that New Zealand offers some of the best views of the night sky? It’s the best place on Earth to see the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds.

Join Haritina Mogosanu, one of New Zealand's leading planetarium presenters and astronomical educator, in a quest to rediscover the stars.

War Memorial Library - Friday 30 January, 8pm
Eastbourne Library - Saturday 31 January, 8.15pm

For more information about Haritina see

Hutt City Libraries has lots of books about astronomy, star gazing and space, click here to see a selection!

This page was last updated on 12 December 2014