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!

April School Holiday Programme

Rain, hail or shine - Kāpiti Coast District Libraries always welcome children, and our April school holiday programme involves activities to do with weather. Along with fun stories children will make a wind vane or a rainbow craft.

Stories and Make a Wind Vane

Ōtaki Library                      Tuesday 18 April   (cancelled)

Mahara Gallery                  Wednesday 19 April

Paraparaumu Library         Thursday 20 April

Stories and Rainbow Craft

Ōtaki Library                      Monday 24 April

Mahara Gallery                  Wednesday 26 April

Paraparaumu Library        Thursday 27 April

Open to primary school children.

Limited spaces available.

Register online, in the library or phone 0800 486 486. Registrations open Monday 3 April.


wind vane & rainbow


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

Waikanae Library                  10.30-11am      Tuesdays

Ōtaki Library                          10.30-11am      Fourth Tuesday of each month

Reo Rua Bilingual Story Time

Come to the library for stories both in English and Māori. Singing, music, rhymes and fun in both languages. Reo Rua story times are for tamariki under 5. School terms only.

Ōtaki Library                          10.30-11am      Second Tuesday of each month

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