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Regular programmes for Children & Teens

Baby Bounce

Baby Bounce & Rhyme

A weekly half-hour programme of songs, rhymes and fingerplays especially for children aged 0-2 years 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.

Choose the day or library that suits you best:

Eastbourne Library Mondays, 10:00am

Naenae Library Mondays, 10:30am

Petone Library Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10:30am

Stokes Valley Library Tuesdays, 10:15am

Taita Library Wednesdays, 11:00am

Wainuiomata Library Thursdays, 10:30am

War Memorial Library Mondays, 10:00am and 11:00am, Wednesdays 2:15pm

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

A weekly programme for children aged 2-5 years. Join us for a half-hour of stories and songs.

Introducing children to stories from a very young age enriches language development and expands vocabulary, giving them a valuable boost before starting school.

Eastbourne Library Wednesdays, 10:00am

Moera Library Wednesdays, 11:00am

Naenae Library Wednesdays, 10:30am

Petone Library Thursdays, 10:30am

Stokes Valley Library Thursdays, 11:00am

Taita Library Tuesdays, 11:00am

Wainuiomata Library Tuesdays, 10:30am

War Memorial Library Fridays, 10:30am

Kids' Book Group

A book group for kids aged 8-12 years!

We talk about books around a theme, as well as playing games and getting creative.

This is an inclusive, interactive, and informal group for tamariki who love stories!

Petone Library Second Saturday of the month, 2:00pm

Discover: Stories

Discover a love of reading and storytelling! We will enjoy a few stories followed by a creative activity. For children aged 5+ and their parents or caregivers.

Eastbourne Library First Thursday of the month, 3:15pm

Bricks & Pieces

Get creative and make amazing LEGO® builds at the library! Ages 5+

Explore your imagination, inventiveness, and engineering skills! All resources provided.

Eastbourne Library Second Thursday of the month, 3:45pm

Moera Library Tuesday 7 July, 2:00pm

Naenae Library Fridays, 3:45pm and Saturdays, 11:00am

Petone Library Last Sunday of the month, 2:00pm

Stokes Valley Library Wednesdays, 3:30pm

Taita Library Second Thursday of the month, 3:30pm and Last Saturday of the month, 2:00pm

Wainuiomata Library Wednesdays, 3:30pm

War Memorial Library Third Friday of the month, 3:45pm

[common room] Creative Writing for Youth

Come to these meet-ups for creative youth, get inspired, and write something new!

Occasionally guest writers and publishers will visit to answer your questions on getting published.

War Memorial Library, Top Floor Friday 4:30pm-6:00pm (starts 19 June)

Children performing yoga poses

Kids Yoga in the Library

In collaboration with Hutt City Libraries, Seedling Yoga & Kutumba Yoga, Active in the Hutt coordinate Kids Yoga sessions!

Come and join us for a fun 45min yoga class for ages 5-10.

Spaces for the events are limited. Secure your spot and register now through Eventfinda.

Children are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and to bring a drink bottle.

Eastbourne Community Library Tuesday 28 July, 3:45pm – 4:30pm
Naenae Community LIbrary Wednesday 26 August, 3:45pm – 4:30pm
Taita Community Library Wednesday 30 September, 3:45pm – 4:30pm

Regular Programmes & Events for Adults

Book Talk

Library staff talk about the latest non-fiction available at the library. Everyone welcome!

Stokes Valley Library First Wednesday of the month, 1:30pm

Book Groups

Friendly and casual book discussion groups that meets once a month, everyone welcome!

Each month there’s a different theme and you’ll have a chance to share what you’ve been reading.

Bring a book that you have enjoyed or just come along and find some great reads at the library!

Eastbourne Library

Books on Wednesday - First Wednesday of the month, 11:00am

Moera Library

First Thursday of the month, 10:30am

Naenae Library

Third Monday of the month, 1:00pm

Petone Library

Third Wednesday of the month, 1:30pm

Second Sunday of the month, 2:30pm

Stokes Valley Library

Third Monday of the month, 7:00pm

Wainuiomata Library

Second Thursday of the month, 10:30am

Craft & Hobby Groups

Craft Group

Taita Library Fridays 1:00pm-2:00pm

Craft Group

Wainuiomata Library Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm

Nash Knitters

Taita Library Tuesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm

Scrabble Club

Eastbourne Library Fridays 2:00pm-4:30pm

Sunday Knitting Group

Taita Library Sundays 10:00am-12noon

Craft & Chat

Naenae Library Fridays, 2:00pm
Bring your current craft project along and have a good chat with others.

Lower Hutt Colouring-In and Craft Group

Petone Library Sundays, 2:00pm
Come along and colour away with the Lower Hutt Adult Colouring In Group at the War Memorial Library! Materials supplied to get you started. For more information, contact Julie on 566 2006

Senior Morning Tea

Let’s get together and share stories over a cup of tea.

We might also listen to a short story, look at pictures, books or other props, and share memories based on common experiences and topics.

Petone Library Last Monday of the month, 12noon

Ready. Steady. Balance.

Fun exercise class for seniors that includes seated, standing and walking exercises for improving stability, balance, mobility and coordination. Great opportunity to connect with other seniors in the community. All welcome. Does not run during school holidays.

Developed specifically for seniors with Sport Wellington and Active in the Hutt. Free entry.

Naenae Library Tuesdays 1:00pm, resumes 16 June

Petone Library Mondays, 11:00am

SAYGo (Steady As You Go)

Steady As You Go is a gentle, peer led exercise programme, proven to increase balance, strength and mobility, prevent falls and provide a valued social connection for older adults.

Includes seated, standing and walking exercises and encourages awareness of posture, movement and walking technique.

Run with Age Concern Wellington. Entry by Koha.

Taita Library Wednesdays 12noon

Regular Services

Logo of the Royal Federation of New Zealand Justices Associations Inc

Justices of the Peace

Members of the Hutt Valley & Districts Justices of the Peace Association run clinics at all of our libraries.

Justices of the Peace can assist you with the following:

  • witnessing signatures
  • certifying documents
  • witnessing of Land Transfer and other documents
  • taking of declarations, affidavits or affirmations

For more about on Justices of the Peace see

JP Service Desks will resume from 1 July 2020.

Eastbourne Library First Saturday of the month, 12noon-1:00pm

Naenae Library Fourth Wednesday of the month, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Petone Library Last Friday of the month, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Taita Library First Monday of the month, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Wainuiomata Library Thursdays, 2:00pm-3:00pm

War Memorial Library Wednesdays, 11:30am-12:30pm

Curtain Bank Drop-off

The Petone Library is pleased to be the Lower Hutt drop-off point for the Wellington Curtain Bank from March to November.

We will accept good quality, mould-free, pre-loved curtains and fabric rolls (or large offcuts of fabric). We will not accept rods, tracks, hooks, blinds, or netting.

Need curtains? You can apply online at any time or ask at any of our libraries for an order form.

For more information about the Wellington Curtain Bank see Sustainability Trust.

Emergency Water Tanks

Emergency Water Tanks can be purchased from Eastbourne, Naenae, and Petone Libraries.

In an emergency you'll need at least 3 litres of water per person per day - make sure you and your whānau are prepared!

The tanks cost $105, hold 200 litres, and are easy to install.

This page was last updated on 1 July 2020