Auckland Libraries: Storytime

Storytime

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Come along to our popular Storytimes where librarians, and sometimes, authors or other special guests read captivating stories. Storytime is ideal for kids three to five years of age.

Some libraries offer Storytime in languages other than English. 

Sessions are usually 30 minutes and most run during the school term only.

Sessions that run through the school holidays and are marked with an asterisk (*). Christmas and summer holiday timetables may differ. Please contact your library for more information.

Tamariki, parents and caregivers are welcome! Find a session in your area.

North

Location
Day and time
Albany Village
Saturday - 10.30am*

Russian Storytime* 
Saturday - 10am
This session also runs through school and public holidays.
Devonport
Monday - 10am | All programmes on hold.
​East Coast Bays
​Mandarin Storytime | Begins 8 July 2022.
Wednesday - 10am
​Helensville
​Kids Time
Wednesday - 10am*
Kumeū
Monday - 10.30am
Saturday - 10.30am
Mahurangi East
Friday - 10am
Ōrewa
Thursday - 11am*

Japanese Storytime
Friday - 11am
​Takapuna
​4-Up: ABC Storytime | Programme on hold.
Wednesday, 10.30am
See more info 
Warkworth
Monday - 10.30am
Wellsford War Memorial
Wednesday - 10am*

Storytime craft time
First Wednesday - 10.30am
This session also runs through school and public holidays.
Whangaparāoa
Wednesday - 10.30am | Programme on hold.

*This session also runs during school holidays. Christmas and summer holiday timetables may differ. Please contact your library for more information.


West

Location
Day and time
Avondale
Wednesday - 10am
Saturday - 11am
Kumeū
Monday - 10.30am*This session also runs through school and public holidays.
Saturday - 10.30am*This session also runs through school and public holidays.
New Lynn War Memorial
Wednesday - 10.30am
Sunday - 10.30am | Family Storytime
Go to New Lynn's Facebook page 
Rānui
Tuesday - 10am
Saturday - 10.30am - 11.30am | Storytime and Craft.
Te Atatū Peninsula
Saturday - 10.30am | First Saturday of each month.
​Te Manawa
​Friday - 11am
Waitākere Central (Henderson)
Mandarin Storytime
Wednesday - 10.30am

*This session also runs during school holidays. Christmas and summer holiday timetables may differ. Please contact your library for more information.


Central

Location
Day and time
Central City                                
Saturday - 2pm
Glen Innes
Friday - 10amThis session also runs through school and public holidays.
Mt Roskill
Saturday - 11am
Onehunga
Saturday - 10.30am*
(Bilingual Storytime every first and third Saturday)
Go to Onehunga's Facebook page 
Panmure
Tuesday - 10.30am
​St Heliers
​Monday - 10am | Begins 13 June 2022.
​Waiheke
​Thursday - 10.45am*

*This session also runs during school holidays. Christmas and summer holiday timetables may differ. Please contact your library for more information.


South

Location
Day and time
Māngere Bridge
Wednesday - 10.30am*This session also runs through school and public holidays.
Māngere Town Centre
Thursday - 10.30am
Pukekohe
Wednesday - 10.30am
​Papatoetoe War Memorial
​Wednesday - 10.30am
On third Wednesdays of every month.
​Takaanini
​Wednesday - 10am | Kōrero Paki
Te Matariki Clendon
Wednesday - 10.30am

*This session also runs during school holidays. Christmas and summer holiday timetables may differ. Please contact your library for more information.


East

Location
Day and time
Botany
Sing-along Storytime
Friday - 10.30am
Highland Park
Friday - 10.30am | Ending date: 8 Juy 2022
Wednesday - 10am
Howick
Friday - 3.30pm
Pakuranga
Monday - 10.30am
​Panmure
​Tuesday - 10.30am

*This session also runs during school holidays. Christmas and summer holiday timetables may differ. Please contact your library for more information.


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Auckland Libraries:Storytime In Storytime sessions, librarians or authors and other special guests read captivating stories to kids three to five years old. Check your local library for session times.