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Please note all programmes and events are subject to change, depending on Alert Level, government guidance, and health and safety considerations.

We are working hard to make sure we can host as many events as possible, however please make sure to check here and on social media before visiting your library.


Festive Fun at Hutt City Libraries

Festive Flick

Petone Library
Tuesday 8 December, 11am

Bring friends and whānau and join us to watch a Christmas classic.

Family Festive Evening

Petone Library
Wednesday 9 December, 6pm-8pm

Join us for festive stories, card making and music. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy in the library!

Senior Social Christmas

Petone Library
Monday 14 December, 12noon

Share your Christmas memories in great company.

Create your own Christmas Ornament

Moera Library
Tuesdays in December. 2:30pm-4pm

Get crafty at Moera Library and create a personalised ornament for you, a friend, or a family member.

Family Festive Fun

War Memorial Library
Wednesday 16 December, 6pm-7:30pm

Bring the family for a special evening of festive stories, songs and fun at the library.

Christmas Collage

Taita Library
Monday 21 December, 2pm

Family Festive Fun

Eastbourne Library
Tuesday 22 December, 10:30am

Bring your whānau along for Christmas themed stories and craft.

Christmas Origami

Taita Library
Tuesday 22 December, 2pm

Make a festive star wreath to take home.

Print your own Wrapping Paper/Card

Taita Library
Wednesday 23 December, 2pm

Make a Pohutukawa Decoration

Taita Library
Thursday 24 December, 1:30pm

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


Inklings - Reboot

Regular group for ages 9-12, exploring books and beyond!

Eastbourne Library First Monday of the month, 3:30pm

Naenae Library Tuesdays, 3:45pm


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

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 - Numbers will be limited to 20 for this session


[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)

Regular Programmes & Events for Adults

Book Talk

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

Naenae Library First Monday of the month

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

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 Petone Community 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.

Petone Library Mondays, 11:00am

Naenae Library Tuesdays, 1:00pm

War Memorial Library Thursdays, 1:00pm


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

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Justices of the Peace

Members of the Hutt Valley & Districts Justices of the Peace Association run service desks 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 www.justiceofthepeace.org.nz.

JP Service Desks are being offered at the following libraries:

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 2 December 2020