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Library Activities for Under Fives

Free Library Activities for Under Fives

Free activities and events for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, parents and caregivers at libraries in Auckland, New Zealand. Please note usually these activities are not held during school holidays or on public holidays.

Central Auckland Libraries

Central City Library

44-46 Lorne Street, Auckland Central

Free weekly events for under fives includes:

Epsom Library

195 Manukau Road, Epsom, Central Auckland

Free weekly activities for kids under five includes:

  • Wednesdays 10am to 10:30am Rhymetime fun for preschoolers aged 18 months to 3 years to sing, move and practise coordination.

  • Thursdays 10am to 10:30am Wriggle and Rhyme active movement for kids aged 2 years and under to help stimulate development of your baby’s body and brain.

  • Fridays 10am to 10:30am Bilingual rhymetime fun for preschool-aged children along to learn about Chinese language and culture through music, storytelling and activities.

Glen Innes Library

108 Line Road, Glen Innes, Central Auckland

Free weekly things to do for babies, toddlers and children under five includes:

  • Thursdays 11:15am to 11:45am Wriggle and Rhyme for children aged 2 years and under. 

Grey Lynn Library

474 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Central Auckland

Free weekly events for babies, toddlers and preschoolers under five includes:

  • Mondays 10:30am to 11am Rhymetime for preschoolers aged 18 months to 3 years to sing, move and practice coordination. 

  • Tuesdays 10:30am to 11am Wriggle and Rhyme for children aged 2 years and under. 

  • Thursdays 10:30am to 11am  Storytime at Grey Lynn Stories read aloud by librarians for kids aged 3 to 5 years. 

Leys Institute Library (Ponsonby)

 20 St Marys Road, Ponsonby, Auckland Central

Free weekly things to do for children under five includes:

  • Tuesdays 10:30am to 11am  Rhymetime fun for preschoolers aged 18 months to 3 years to sing, move and practise coordination.

  • Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:30am to 11:00am Wriggle and Rhyme active movement for children aged 2 years and under to help stimulate development of your baby’s body and brain.

  • Fridays 10:30am to 11am  Storytime at Ponsonby Library. Stories read aloud by librarians and authors for kids aged 3 to 5 years old. Also a great opportunity for parents and grandparents to socialise.

Mt Albert Library

84 St Lukes Road, Mount Albert, Auckland

Free weekly events for under fives includes:

  • Tuesdays 11am to 11:30am  Storytime Stories read aloud by librarians for kids aged 3 to 5 years. 

  • Thursdays 10:15am to 10:45am and 11:15am to 11:45am Wriggle and Rhyme for children aged 2 years and under. 

  • Saturdays 11am to 11:30am Rhymetime is a fun session for preschoolers aged 18 months to 3 years to sing, move and practice co-ordination.

Mt Roskill Library

545 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland

Free activities for kids under five include:

  • Tuesdays 11am to 11:30am Wriggle and Rhyme for children aged 2 years and under.

  • Wednesdays 11am to 11:30am Storytime for kids aged 3 to 5 years.

  • Thursdays 11am to 11:30am Rhymetime for preschoolers aged 18 months to 3 years.

  • Saturdays 11am to 11:30am Storytime for kids aged 3 to 5 years.

Onehunga Library

85 Church Street, Onehunga, Auckland

Weekly FREE things to do for kids under 5 years old are:

  • Tuesdays 10:30am to 11am Rhymetime with music, rhymes, stories and finder games for toddlers and caregivers.

  • Thursdays 10am to 10:30am and 11:30am to 12pm Wriggle and Rhyme for children aged 2 years and under.

  • Saturdays 10:30am to 11am Storytime for kids aged 3 to 5 years old.

Parnell Library

Jubilee Building, 545 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland Central

Free weekly things to do for children under five includes:

  • Mondays 11am to 11:30am  Storytime at Parnell Stories read aloud by librarians for kids aged 3 to 5 years.

  • Tuesdays 10am to 10:30am Parnell Library Wriggle and Rhyme active movement for children aged 2 years and under. 

  • Wednesdays 11am to 11:30am Rhymetime fun for preschoolers aged 18 months to 3 years to sing, move and practise coordination.

Pt Chevalier Library

1221 Great North Road, Point Chevalier, Auckland

Free weekly activities for kids under 5 years old include:

  • Mondays 10am to 10:30am Wriggle and Rhyme for children aged 2 years and under.

  • Tuesdays 10am to 10:30am Storytime for kids aged 3 to 5 years old.

  • Fridays 10am to 10:30am Rhymetime for preschoolers aged 18 months to 3 years to sing, move and practice co-ordination.

Remuera Library

429 Remuera Road, Remuera, Central Auckland

Free weekly things to do for babies, tots and children under five includes:

  • Mondays 9:15am to 9:45am and 10:30am to 11am sessions Wriggle and Rhyme at Remuera active movement for children aged 2 years and under. 

  • Wednesdays 10am to 10:30am Rhymetime fun for preschoolers aged 18 months to 3 years to sing, move and practice coordination.

  • Saturdays 10am to 2:30pm Storytime for kids aged 3 to 5 years old.

St Heliers Library

32 St Heliers Bay Road, St Heliers, Central Auckland

Weeky FREE activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers include:

  • Mondays 10:30am to 11am Storytime for kids aged 3 to 5 years old.

  • Tuesdays 10am to 10:30am Storytime for kids aged 3 to 5 years old.

  • Tuesdays 11:30am to 12pm Rhymetime for perschoolers aged 18 months to 3 years.

  • Wednesdays 11am to 11:30am Wriggle and Rhyme for children aged 2 years and under.

  • Thursdays 10am to 10:30am Storytime for kids aged 3 to 5 years old.

  • Fridays 9:30am to 10am Wriggle and Rhyme for children aged 2 years and under.

  • Saturdays 10am to 10:30am Storytime for kids aged 3 to 5 years old.

East Auckland Libraries

Botany Library

Level 1, Botany Town Centre, Sunset Terrace, East Tamaki, East Auckland

Highland Park Library

16 Highland Park, Drive, Highland Park, East Auckland

FREE weekly activities for kids under 5 years old include:

  • Mondays 9:30am to 10am Rhymetime for preschoolers aged 18 months to 3 years to sing, move and have fun.

  • Tuesdays 9:30am to 10am and 11am to 11:30am Wriggle and Rhyme sessions for children aged 2 years and under to promote active movement.

  • Saturdays 10:30am to 11:30am Saturday stories for little ones.

Howick Library

25 Uxbridge Road, Howick, East Auckland

Free weekly events for children under five includes:

  • Tuesdays 9:30am to 10:00am Rhymetime for preschoolers aged 18 months to 3 years.

  • Wednesdays 10:30am to 11:00am Storytime for kids aged 3 to 5 years.

  • Thursdays 11:00am to 11:30am Wriggle and Rhyme for children aged 2 years and under.

North Shore & North Auckland Libraries

Birkenhead Library

Nell Fisher Reserve, Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead, North Shore,  Auckland

Free weekly events for babies, toddlers and preschoolers:

Devonport Library

2 Victoria Street, Devonport, North Shore, Auckland

Free weekly events for children under five include:

  • Mondays 10:00am to 10:30am Storytime for stories, rhymes and laughter

  • Tuesdays 10:00am to 10:30am Rhymetime  for preschoolders aged 18 months to 5 years.

  • Fridays 10:00am to 10:30am  Wriggle and Rhyme for children aged 2 years and under.

East Coast Bays Library

 8 Bute Road, Browns Bay, North Shore, Auckland

Free weekly events for children under five:

  • Tuesdays and Fridays 10:00am to 10:30am Rhymetime  for preschoolders aged 18 months to 5 years.

  • Thursdays 10:00am to 10:30am and 11:15am to 11:45 sessions Wriggle and Rhyme for newborns and crawlers.

  • Saturdays 10:30am to 11:00am Saturday Rhymetime for preschool aged children.

Glenfield Library

 90 Bentley Avenue, Glenfield, North Shore, Auckland

Free weekly events for children under five:

  • Mondays and Thursdays 9:30am Kuddles music time. Music, songs, dancing and active moment for children with qualified teachers.

  • Tuesdays 11am to 11:30am Wriggle and Rhyme

  • Thursdays 9:30am to 10am Rhymetime for songs, rhymes and stories for preschoolers aged 18 months to 3 years.

  • Thursdays 9:30am to 10:30am Te reo Māori Bilingual Rhymetime. Enjoy songs, rhyme, fingerplays and dance for children and their caregivers.

  • Fridays 9:30am to 10am Mandarin Rhymetime for songs, rhymes and stories told in Mandarin Chinese.

  • Fridays 10:45am to 11:15am Korean Rhymetime. Sing Nursery rhymes, dance, play musical instruments and read stories in Korean and English

Helensville Library

49 Commercial Road, Helensville, Auckland

FREE weekly things to do for kids under 5 are:

  • Thursdays 10am to 10:30am Kids Time at Helensville for children under 6 with lots of rhymes, songs, stories and sensory experiences.

Northcote Library

Norman King Square, 2 Ernie Mays Street, Northcote, North Shore, Auckland

Free weekly events for children under five:

Orewa Library

12 Moana Avenue, Orewa, Auckland

FREE weekly sessions for kids under 5 years old include:

  • Tuesdays  11am to 11:30am Rhymetime for kids aged 18 months to 3 years.

  • Wednesdays 11am to 11:30am Wriggle and Rhyme for children aged 2 years and under.

  • Thursdays 11am to 11:30am Storytime for kids aged 3 years to 5 years old.

Takapuna Library

9 The Strand, Takapuna, North Shore, Auckland

Free weekly events for children under five:

  • Mondays 9:30am to 10am and 11:30am to 12pm Wriggle and Rhyme

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30am to 10am Rhymetime at Takapuna for preschoolers aged 18 months to 5 years to sing move and practise co-ordination. 

  • Wednesdays 11am to 12pm 4-UP Get Ready for school session to help your 3 to 5 year old learn the alphabet.

  • Saturday and Sundays 2:30pm to 3pm Storytime for all ages.

Warkworth Library

1 Baxter Street, Warkworth, Auckland

Weekly sessions for under fives includes:

  • Mondays 10:30am to 11am Storytime

  • Tuesdays 10:30am to 11am Wriggle and Rhyme

  •  Fridays 10:30am to 11am Rhymetime for children aged 18 months to 3 years. Older preschoolers are also welcome.

Wellsford War Memorial Library

13 Port Albert Road, Wellsford, Auckland

Whangaparoa Library

 9 Main Street, Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa, Auckland

South Auckland Libraries

Mangere East Library

 370 Massey Road, Mangere East, South Auckland

FREE weekly activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers under 5 years old includes:

  • Tuesdays and Fridays 10:00am to 10:30am Rhymetime  for preschoolders aged 18 months to 5 years.

  • Thursdays 10:00am to 10:30am and 11:15am to 11:45 sessions Wriggle and Rhyme for newborns and crawlers.

  • Saturdays 10:30am to 11:00am Saturday Rhymetime for preschool aged children.

Mangere Town Centre Library

 Bader Drive, Mangere, South Auckland

Free weekly events for children under five includes:

  • Mondays 10:30am to 11:00am  Wriggle and Rhyme for children aged 2 years and under.

  • Thursdays 10:30am to 11:00am Storytime for kids aged 3 to 5 years.

 

Manukau Library

3 Osterley Way, Manukau, South Auckland

FREE weekly activities for kids under 5 years old include:

  • Tuesdays 10:30am to 11:00am  Wriggle and Rhyme for children aged 2 years and under.

  • Wednesdays 10:30am to 11:00am Storytime for kids 4 years and under.

  • Fridays 10:30am to 11:00am Rhymetime songs, rhymes and stories for preschoolers aged 18 months to 3 years.

Papatoetoe War Memorial Library

30 Wallace Road, Papatoetoe, South Auckland

Pukekohe Library

12 Massey Avenue, Pukekohe, South Auckland

Sir Edmund Hillary Library (Papakura)

209 Great South Road, Papakura, South Auckland

West Auckland Libraries

Avondale Library

93 Rosebank Road, Avondale, West Auckland

Free weekly events for children under five include:

  • Tuesdays 9:30am to 10am and 10:30am to 11am sessions Wiggle and Rhyme promotes active movement and stimulates the development of your baby’s body and brain. For children 2 years and under.

  • Wednesdays 10:30am to 11am  Storytime at Avondale Stories read aloud by librarians for children aged 3 to 5 years. Also a great opportunity for parents and grandparents to socialise.

  • Saturdays 11am to 11:30am Kids time at Avondale Library for under 6s and their adults to have fun with rhymes, songs, stories and sensory experiences.

Glen Eden Library

12-32 Glendale Road, Glen Eden, West Auckland

Free weekly events for children under five include:

  • Thursdays 10:30am to 11am Toddler Time is a fun free session that encourages pre-schoolers aged 18 months to 4 years to sing, move and practice co-ordination.

  • Fridays 9:30am to 10am and 11am to 11: 30am sessions Wiggle and Rhyme promotes active movement and stimulates the development of your baby’s body and brain. For children 2 years and under.

Kumeu Library

296 Main Road, Huapai, Auckland

FREE weekly activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers include:

  • Mondays 10:30am to 11am Storytime

  • Fridays 9:30am to 10am Rhymetime for preschoolers aged 18 months to 3 years.

  • Fridays 10:30am to 11am Wriggle and Rhyme for children aged 2 and under.

  • Saturdays 10:30am to 11am Storytime

New Lynn War Memorial Library

3 Memorial Drive, New Lynn, Auckland

Free weekly activities for kids under five includes:

Mandarin Storytime at Auckland Libraries, NZ
Mandarin storytime

Te Atatū Peninsula

595 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu Peninsula, West Auckland

FREE weekly activities for under 5’s include:

  • Mondays 9:45am to 10:15am and 11am to 11:30am Wriggle and Rhyme sessions for children aged 2 years and under

  • Tuesdays 10:30am to 11am Storytime for kids aged 3 to 5 years old.

  • Wednesdays 10:30am to 11am Rhymetime for preschoolers aged 18 months to 3 years for songs, rhymes and stories.

Te Manawa

11 Kohuhu Lane, Massey, West Auckland

Free weekly events for children under five include:

  • Tuesdays 9:30am to 10am and 11am to 11:30am sessions Wiggle and Rhyme promotes active movement and stimulates the development of your baby’s body and brain. For children 2 years and under.

  • Wednesdays 10:30am to 11am  Storytime at Te Manawa Stories read aloud by librarians for children aged 3 to 5 years. Also a great opportunity for parents and grandparents to socialise.

  • Thursdays 10:30am to 11am  Happy kids music and movement sessions for kids aged 0 to 2 years old.

  • Fridays 9:30am to 10am and 11am to 11:30am Rhymetime sessions with songs, movement and finger rhymes for preschoolers and their caregivers. 

  • Saturdays 10:30am to 11am Kids time for kids aged 3 to 7 years old. Stories, games, music and fun for families to share. s

Titirangi Library

500 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Auckland

FREE weekly activities for kids under 5 includes:

Waitakere Central (Henderson) Library

3 Ratanui Street, Henderson, West Auckland

Free weekly events for children under five includes:

  • Tuesdays 10:30am to 11:00am  Wriggle and Rhyme for children aged 2 years and under.

  • Wednesdays 10:30am to 11:00am Mandarin Storytime for children to enjoy stories, rhymes and music in Mandarin Chinese.

  • Wednesdays 11:00am to 11:30am Kuddles activities and craft for preschoolers.

  • Thursdays 10:30am to 11am Storytime for kids aged 3 to 5 years. Also a great opportunity for parents and grandparents to socialise.

  • Saturdays 10:30am to 11am Rhymetime songs, rhymes and stories for preschoolers aged 18 months to 3 years. 

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