Come and PLAY at our libraries during the school holidays! Lots of free events for ages 5-12 including Lego, puppets, music and more!
During Māori Language Week (4-10 July) all our Preschool Storytime sessions will have Māori songs and stories!
We also have events on during the week to celebrate, see What’s On for more information.
Grief affects all of us at one time or another whether it is because of a death, an accident, illness, loss of a significant relationship, loss of home or some other type of loss.
During New Zealand Loss & Grief Awareness Week (25-31 July 2016), Claire Laurenson from Grief Relief will be giving a free presentation on what grief is, what causes grief, what grief looks like and how it impacts our lives.
War Memorial Library Monday 25 July, 6pm-7pm
Petone Library Wednesday 27 July 12noon-1pm
Moera Library Thursday 28 July, 1.30pm-2.30pm
Almost 1,700 customers completed our annual customer service survey.
The vast majority of those who did the survey agreed that library staff are friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable, and teach people how to do things.
Comments from the survey show that customers value the role of libraries in their communities, the collections they can use, and classes and events provided by libraries.
Customers also took the opportunity to suggest things which would improve their experience of libraries. If you’d like to read the full report see 2016 Customer Service Survey.
Earlier this month Hutt City Council added $4.5 million to its 2016/17 budget to build the Stokes Valley Hub. The hub will integrate multiple community facilities under one roof, including the Stokes Valley Library, Hall, Toy Library, Community House and Plunket. If you’d like to know more see Stokes Valley Hub Gets the Green Light.
There will be information evenings held in Stokes Valley in the coming weeks, where you can receive further information about this project:
Stokes Valley Hall Wednesday 29 June, 7.30pm
Koraunui Marae Monday 4 July, 6.30pm
Learn about chicken keeping, urban farming, reducing food waste and more with Hutt City Council Sustainability Officer, Natalie Hormann.
See What’s On for upcoming sessions.
Hutt City Libraries and the 2020 Communications Trust are again offering free Stepping UP computer classes at five libraries – Naenae, Stokes Valley, Taita, Wainuiomata, and War Memorial.
Classes are designed for Hutt City residents with basic, or no computer skills.
Registrations are now open and are essential. Register online or by phoning 570 6633.