Babies and toddlers
Auckland Libraries provide free weekly sessions so that parents and caregivers can help their young children learn and practise movement in a fun environment.
For older pre-schoolers, we offer weekly storytime sessions to help encourage a love of stories and language.
Many sessions are on during school term-time only; check the Events calendar for details. There is no need to book.
Wriggle & Rhyme
Wriggle & Rhyme is a fun, free programme that provides positive movement experiences to stimulate development of both the brain and the body for babies 0 – 2 years.
Older pre-schoolers are also welcome to attend Wriggle & Rhyme sessions, which are based on the Active Movement set of 14 activity guides using a range of music and movement.
Parents and caregivers are invited to take part in these free 30-minute sessions and learn skills to put into practice at home.
Find a Wriggle & Rhyme session at a library near you.
Rhymetime provides music, songs, movement and finger rhymes to pre-schoolers and their caregivers. It is aimed at ages 18 months to 3 years, but older pre-schoolers are welcome.
Find a rhymetime session at a library near you.
Come along and join in the fun as we weave our storytelling magic into the minds and hearts of your little ones. The highly popular storytimes are sessions of stories read by librarians and sometimes, by authors or other guests. These are ideal for kids 3-5 years of age.
Watch for special themed storytimes in the school holidays and during celebrations such as Matariki, Christmas, Chinese New Year, Diwali and Pasifika. Some libraries offer storytimes in languages other than English.
Find a storytime session at a library near you.
Find out more about multilingual storytimes.