News and Events

What’s on for children? We have regular events for all ages and one-off special events. There’s something for everyone!

October School Holiday Programme

Join us at Kāpiti Coast District Libraries for school holiday fun.

Craig Smith - author and performer

Paraparaumu Library   Tuesday 10 October

9.30am  Creative writing workshop for 9-12 year olds. Learn some of the processes Craig uses to come up with stories and songs and be inspired for your own writing. Cost for the workshop $5. Registration required.

11am 'The Scariest Thing in the Garden' performance. Craig Smith, creator of the Wonky Donkey, will present an interactive session with his guitar, puppets and costumes. Fun for all primary school age children. Registration required.

Limited spaces available for the workshop and performance. Register online, in the library or phone 0800 486 486. Payment must be made in the library to secure a place in the workshop.

Things We Find in the Garden - stories and craft

Waikanae Library         Tuesday 3 October           10.30am

Paraparaumu Library    Thursday 5 October         10.30am

Ōtaki Library                  Wednesday 11 October   10.30am

Open to primary school children.

Limited spaces available. Register online, in the library or phone 0800 486 486

Lego Club

Ōtaki Library                  Wednesday 4 October       10.30-11.30am

Paraparaumu Library     Friday 13 October              5.30-6.30pm

No registration required. We provide the Lego - you provide the creativity!

Mahi the Moa ScavengAR Hunt 

Join Mahi the Moa on a ScavengAR Hunt through the library, unlocking and discovering an Augmented Reality as you go. Find the 'Kia Ora' sign in the library and download our app to get you on your way. Free fun for all ages!

Paraparaumu, Waikanae & Ōtaki Libraries at any time from 9 to 13 October


Oct 2017 School Hols events


Baby Time

Bring your baby or toddler to Baby Time for rhymes, songs and stories with a children's librarian. Parents/caregivers are welcome to enjoy morning tea and a chat following the session.

Paraparaumu Library           10.30-11am     Second Wednesday of each month

Pre-School Story Time

Come to the library for stories, singing, finger rhymes, music and fun. Ideal for pre-schoolers who are ready to engage in these types of activities. Story Times run during school terms. 

Paraparaumu Library            10.30-11am      Thursdays

Book Buzz 

A book club for children in Year 6,7 or 8 to share what they have been reading and have some fun.

Paraparaumu Library             5.30-6.30pm     Third Friday of each month

Lego Club

Calling all Lego fans! We supply the Lego, you supply the ideas. Come along to this informal group to get creative and share skills.    

Paraparaumu Library             5.30-7pm         Second Friday of each month

Waikanae Library                   3.30-4.30pm    Second Wednesday of each month

Ōtaki Library                           3.30-4.30pm    Third Wednesday of each month

Family Movies

Come and relax in front of our big screen.  Enjoy a free, family-rated movie.

Paraparaumu Library            5.30-7pm          Fourth Friday of each month

Ōtaki Library                         3.20-5pm          Fridays