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To mark the 60th anniversary of Scott Base, join us to view TEDxScottBase, a first-of-its-kind event on ice, broadcast around the world.

Speakers include a former NASA astronaut, a NZ singer-songwriter, a geophysicist studying polar ice sheets, and more!

War Memorial Library Sunday 22 January, doors open at 1pm

Summer Stories

Summer Events for Kids

We have events on throughout January for kids and their families. watch shadow puppets, walk the plant, create a pop-up book, get active outside, be part of a bubble flash mob, and lots more!

See What’s On to find out more.

Stepping Up

Stepping UP Computer Classes

Computer classes run with the 2020 Trust are back again for 2017!

Classes are for Hutt City residents with basic, or no computer skills and are offered at Naenae, Petone, Stokes Valley, Taita, Wainuiomata, and War Memorial Libraries.

Registrations for term 1 will open on Tuesday 24 January and are essential. Classes begin Tuesday 7 February.

Summer Stories

Celebrate 60 Years of Scott Base

Join us to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Scott Base.

Hear from Veronika Meduna about the fascinating frozen continent, Nancy Bertler on some of the exciting scientific discoveries from the past 6 decades, check out an Antarctic tent set up in the library or give stop motion animation and 3D printing a go.

To find out more about our events celebrating 60 years of Scott Base, see What’s On.


Looking for funding?

You can now access givME and givUS through the library!

givME offers access to more than 4000 scholarships, awards, and grants for individuals.

givUS offers access to more than 1200 resource opportunities for community, voluntary organisations, and clubs.

Both are available on digital devices within our libraries or from home. To get started using givME and givUS see our eResources.

Tumble Books

New eResources for Kids!

Just in time for the summer holidays we’ve added to excellent new eResources for kids.

10monkeys Maths World offers high quality maths learning content in a fun and motivating way. Games and activities are designed especially for primary school students and early learners.

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of eBooks for children. They are a great way to encourage tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading!

Both are available on digital devices within our libraries or from home. To get started using 10monkeys Maths World or TumbleBookLibrary see our eResources.

Big Read 2016/17

The Big Read 2016/2017

Our popular summer reading challenge for kids is back!

It’s free for any child aged 0-12. This year it’s been extended to under-5s, who have their own set of activities to complete.

Sign up at your local library from 16 December until 25 January.

For more information see The Big Read.

Explore Read Relax

Explore. Read. Relax. – Summer Challenges for 18+

Explore, read and relax with Hutt City Libraries over summer and be in to win!

Grab an Explore. Read. Relax. card at any library from 1 December, complete 4 tasks, then drop your completed card back off to your library before 31 January to go in the prize draw.

Need help completing a task? Here are some handy hints!

Teen Read

Read and win with the Teen Read!

Are you aged 13-18? Challenge yourself to read more widely over summer, try new things, and be in to win awesome prizes!

It’s free and you can join at your local library from 1 December until 25 January.

Find out more at Teen Read.

This page was last updated on 16 January 2016