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March Event Updates

Hutt City Libraries are taking some extra steps for our customers

  • We’ve extended loan periods on Hutt City Libraries books, CDs, and DVDs to reduce the need for you to come into the library.
  • We’re taking some shared items, including toys and games, out of circulation.
  • We are suspending some events where attendance is expected to be large, the audience is vulnerable, or where activities involve food or shared objects.

We will ask you to sign in to events that are going ahead, in case the Ministry of Health needs to do contact tracing afterwards. See below for a full list of postponements and cancellations.

All our eResources remain available online 24/7.


Temporary Loan Periods

The following loan periods for Hutt City Libraries items will be effective for items loaned on or after 18 March 2020.

BooksFree for 6 weeks
Children's BooksFree for 6 weeks
Teens BooksFree for 6 weeks
Audio BooksFree for 6 weeks
Children's Audio BooksFree for 6 weeks
Teens Audio BooksFree for 6 weeks
eBooks & eAudio BooksFree for 3 weeks
MagazinesFree for 2 weeks
Hot Picks$4 for 4weeks
CDsFree for 6 weeks
DVDs (Under 300min)$2 for 2 weeks
DVDs (Over 300min)$4 for 4 weeks
DVDs (Knowledge)Free for 4 weeks
Children's DVDsFree for 2 weeks

Event Cancellations

The following events and regular programmes have been cancelled.

Upcoming Events

Astronomy Night

War Memorial Library, 3 April, 6:30pm

Child Safety Workshop with Dr Amy Tiemann

War Memorial Library, Thursday 19 March, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Pass It On: Gujarati Cookbook

War Memorial Library, Saturday 21 March, 2:00pm

Kids Yoga in the Library

Wainuiomata Library, Wednesday 25 March, 3:45pm-4:30pm

Kindergarten Play Morning

Stokes Valley Library, 26 March

Science in the Hutt: Impacts of Climate Change on New Zealand's kelp forest ecosystems

War Memorial Library, Thursday 26 March, 6:30pm

SeniorNet Social Morning at the Library

War Memorial Library, 27 March, 10:00am

Naenae Library 50th Anniversary Celebration

Naenae Library, Friday 27 March, 6:30pm

Regular Programmes & Services

Baby Bounce & Rhyme

Stokeswood Rest Home, Stokes Valley
Bob Scott Retirement Village, Petone

Bricks & Pieces

All libraries and hubs

Tabletop Games

Eastbourne Library, First Thursday of the Month, 3:45pm-5:00pm
Naenae Library, Saturdays, 11:00am

Rip, Snip, Create

War Memorial Library, Second Thursday of the Month, 3:45pm

Ready. Steady. Balance.

All Sites

Steady As You Go (SAYGo)

All sites

Senior Morning Tea

All sites

Thumbs Up Music Session

Petone Library, Third Wednesday of the Month, 10:00am-11:00am

Terrific Together

War Memorial Library, Third Tuesday of the Month

Discover: Beebots and Ozobots

No sessions will be scheduled until further notice.

After School Events

All our after-school events are suspended until further notice.

  • After-school Events for Tamariki and Rangatahi, Wainuiomata Library, Weekdays
  • After-school Events, Naenae Library, Weekdays
  • Activity Thursdays, Taita Library
  • Art and Craft Fridays, Taita Library

Book Groups

The following book groups have been suspended until further notice

  • Book Group for people with dementia, War Memorial Library
  • U3A Book Group

Movie Sessions

Our movie sessions are suspended until further notice. This includes:

  • Seniors Movies/Silver Screen, All Sites
  • Bring Your Baby Movie, Taita Library
  • Matinee Movies at the Hub, Stokes Valley Library

Craft & Hobby Groups

Our Craft & Hobby Groups are either suspended or closed to new members. This includes:

  • Nash Knitters, Taita Library
  • Craft Group, Wainuiomata Library
  • Koraunui Crafters, Koraunui Stokes Valley Hub
  • Craft Group, Taita Library
  • Scrabble Club, Eastbourne Library
  • Craft & Chat with Coffee, Naenae Library
  • Sunday Knitting Group, Taita Library
  • Craft & Char, War Memorial Library
  • Lower Hutt Colouring-In and Craft Group, War Memorial Library

Citizens Advice Bureau

Taita Library, First & Third Tuesday of the Month, 10:30am-12:30pm
Stokes Valley Library, Second & Fourth Tuesday of the Month, 10:30am-12:30pm
Wainuiomata Community Hub, Fridays, 10:00am-12:30pm
Eastbourne Library, Third Tuesday of the Month, 11:00am-1:00pm


Hutt City Council is playing our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19

Here are some of the steps we’re taking, and where we’ll need your support, as we all have a role to play:

  • We’re cleaning and sanitising our facilities more often, and also the equipment in them
  • We’re also taking some shared items like toys and games out of circulation
  • We’re ensuring we have plenty of soap and hand sanitizer at all our facilities, and encouraging everyone to wash their hands for twenty seconds, sneeze into their armpits and avoid touching their faces
  • We’re encouraging social distancing, which is staying two metres away from other people at all times. We’re also discouraging physical contact, including handshakes, high fives and holding hands
  • We’re asking everyone who is sick or has returned from overseas in the last 14 days not to come to our facilities, and to self-isolate for 14 days
In usual circumstances we leave it up to individuals to make a decision on whether they’re well enough to attend events and activities. In these circumstances staff may need to approach people who look unwell, so please don’t take offense if this happens to you.