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Taita Library will be closed on Friday 1 August

Taita Library will be closed on Friday 1 August and will reopen in it’s temporary location, just around the corner at 1203 High Street, on Monday 4 August.

We’ll be there for 12 months while the new Taita Community & Sport Centre is built.
If you have any questions about our move either stop in at the library or phone 567 2767.


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Stepping Up with Hutt City Libraries - Free computer classes are back in term 3

2020 Communications Trust and Hutt City Libraries are again offering Stepping UP computer classes for free in term 3.

These classes are designed for Hutt City residents with basic, or no computer skills and are being offered at five libraries – War Memorial Library, Wainuiomata Library, Naenae Library, Taita Library, and Stokes Valley Library.

Bookings for term 3 classes are now open with classes starting Monday 21 July.

You can find a full timetable for all the classes here and descriptions of all the classes here.

Booking are essential. You can register online or by calling the libraries directly:

Naenae Library567 2859
Stokes Valley Library562 9050
Taita Library567 2767
Wainuiomata Library564 5822
War Memorial Library570 6633

We also sell Kobo eReaders and Tablets, click here for more information.

Already have an eReader? Don’t forget we hold weekly Introduction to eBooks sessions at 6 of our libraries. Book in for a class here.


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Research Services

Research Services is a new service available for budding entrepreneurs, start-ups, or existing businesses of any size. Save yourself time and stress, make informed business decisions, and receive relevant unbiased, affordable business information.

For more information and available business resources see our Research Services page

Business research clinics are being run weekly at the War Memorial Library. Come along to discuss your requirements.

War Memorial Library Wednesdays, 12.30-1.30pm


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New Book Club

The Pages Book Club for adults is starting up at War Memorial Library in July.

Come along on the third Saturday of each month. Discuss books you’ve been reading and get ideas for your next read!

There’s a different theme each month, July’s theme is Books into Movies.

War Memorial Library
Saturday 16 August, 11am


Baby Bounce

Baby Bounce & Rhyme now at Wainuiomata Library

From 24 July Baby Bounce & Rhyme will be running at Wainuiomata Library every week.

Join staff at the library for a weekly half-hour programme of songs, rhymes and fingerplays especially for children aged 0-2 and their parent/caregiver.

Building a foundation for literacy starts as soon as a child is born, and every story, song, rhyme or fingerplay strengthens that foundation. Help your child get a head start by joining other parents and their little ones for companionship, fun and interaction.

Wainuiomata Library
Starts Thursday 24 July, 10.30am


NZ Post book awards

NZ Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Winners have now been announced for the NZ Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults! See the winning books here.


LIANZA Children’s Book Awards

Finalists have been announced for the LIANZA Children’s Book Awards. Winners will be announced 4 August.

We have most of the finalists, check them out here.



Moera Library

Happy birthday Moera Library!

Moera Library is turning 30 on July 14.

Join library staff at Moera Library as they celebrate and look back at the history of the building.

We have a few photos in our collection of Moera Library, check them out here.



Local History photo of the week

Each week we're picking a historic photo of Lower Hutt.

Heritage Photo of the week

Children rollerskating at Petone skating rink, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region, 1957. Negatives of the Evening Post newspaper. Ref: EP/1957/1036-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23186523

Interested in local history or researching your family? Check out all our resources here.

This page was last updated on 30 June 2014