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Hour of Code

Hour of Code – 2-10 December

We’re again taking part in this global movement reaching tens of millions of people in 180+ Countries!

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics. No coding experience needed - just come along and have fun!

Everyone welcome from ages 4 to 104. Registration is essential as spaces are limited.

To find out when it’s at your local library see What’s On, or register to take part!


Food for Fines

Food for Fines

We’re running Food for Fines again this year from 1 -31 December. Bring non-perishable food to any Hutt City Library in December and wipe your fines!

Every item of food will go to your local food bank and you’ll get $5 removed from your library account.

Last year we ran Food For Fines during December and wiped $23,530.32 off library accounts - that's a lot of food going to our local food banks!

Don’t have fines but still feeling generous? Drop off non-perishable food to any of our libraries and we’ll pass it on to your local food bank.

Have questions? Check out our Food for Fines FAQ.


Big Read 2016/17

The Big Read 2016/2017

Our popular summer reading challenge for kids is back!

Research shows children can maintain and even increase their reading levels if they keep reading over the summer break. The Big Read is a great way for your child to read books, complete fun activities and be in to win cool prizes.

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.

Pre-register online now, or sign up at your local library from 16 December.

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.


Find out more at Teen Read.


Clubhouse Films

Clubhouse Film Screenings

Check out three awesome award winning films from Naenae Clubhouse and Taita Clubhouse.

Chasing the Beat from Naenae Clubhouse won best original song in the Wellington region at the HP 48Hours Film Competition.

Strings, a Samoan and Māori language film, was Taita Clubhouse’s entry in HP 48Hours.

Nutrition and Health is a winning entry from Naenae Clubhouse members in the New Zealand Vegetarian Society 2016 Film Competition.

Taita Library Friday 2 December, 6pm
Naenae Library Saturday 3 December, 2pm


Teen Quiz

Teen Quiz Night

Think you know all about books, movies, and popular culture? Grab some friends aged 13-18 and sign up for our quiz night!

War Memorial Library Thursday 15 December, 5.30pm-8pm

Snacks and prizes provided on the night, but spaces are limited! Sign-up online.


Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

All our libraries are closed on the statutory holidays but some also close over the Christmas/New Year period or have different opening hours.

View Hutt City Libraries’ Holiday Hours 2016/2017


This page was last updated on 2 December 2016