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.

There are a few that also 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

Mandarin Storytime*
Saturday - 11am
This session also runs through school and public holidays.
Devonport
Monday - 10am
​Helensville
​Kids Time
Thursday - 10am*
Kumeū
Monday - 10.30am
Saturday - 10.30am
Mahurangi East
Friday - 10am
Ōrewa
Thursday - 11am*

Japanese Storytime
Friday - 11am
​Takapuna
​4-Up: ABC Storytime
Wednesday, 10.30am
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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

*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
Saturday - 11am

Bilingual Storytime
Monday - 10.30am
Blockhouse BayThursday - 10.30am
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 - 10am

Mandarin Storytime
Friday - 11am
Rānui
Tuesday - 9.30am
Saturday - 10.30am
Te Atatū Peninsula
Tuesday - 10.30am
Saturday - 10.30am
​Te Manawa
​Wednesday - 10.30am
Second Saturday - 10.30am
​Titirangi
​Wednesday - 10am
Waitākere Central (Henderson)
Thursday - 10.30am

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
This session also runs through school and public holidays.Saturday - 10.30am*

(Bilingual Storytime every first and third Saturday)
This session also runs through school and public holidays-.
Panmure
Tuesday - 10.30am
​Remuera
​Saturday - 11am
St Heliers
Monday - 10.30am*This session also runs through school and public holidays.This session also runs through school and public holidays.
Tuesday - 10am*
Saturday - 10am*This session also runs through school and public holidays.
​Waiheke
​Friday - 10am*

*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
Friday - 10.30am*This session also runs through school and public holidays.
Māngere Town Centre
Thursday - 10.30am
Manurewa
Friday - 10.30am*This session also runs through school and public holidays.
Ōtāhuhu
Friday - 11am
Pukekohe
Wednesday - 10.30am
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 - 11am
Howick
Wednesday - 10.30am
Pakuranga
Thursday - 10am
​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.