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He aha kei Te Whare Pukapuka o Waitohi What's on at Johnsonville Library

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What's on at Johnsonville Library? Lots! All are welcome to weekly storytimes. Plus, on this page you'll find photos of happenings at the library, and information about our Baby Rock & Rhyme sessions and special events.

New Johnsonville Library

We are very excited about our new library, Waitohi. If you would like to keep up to date with all the latest developments visit the Waitohi Engagement Hub, where you can also share your thoughts and interact with the Waitohi project team.

Board Game Night!

Board games night

Come along to our board game nights on the last Friday of each month. Bring along your own board game or try one of ours. We have a range of games for ages 10+ to choose from. Just come along, find a group, choose a game and get playing.

Our next Board Game Night is on Friday 25th October starting from 5pm.

Movie Nights at the Library!

Movie nights

Come along to our free family movie night at the library. Our movies are held on the first Friday of each month so bring the family down and enjoy the fun. Feel free to bring your own cushion for a comfy night in. Movies will play in the Children's section of the library.

Our next movie night is on Friday 1st November and has two sessions. 4pm or 6pm.

Please contact the library each month to find out what movie is showing.

Chinese Tea & Tales!

Chinese Tea & Tales

Come along on the first Tuesday of every month and get to know other Mandarin migrants in the community, share your story, learn to use the great resources in the library, pick up some Everyday English plus enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit. If you are learning Mandarin, please come along to this group for a chance to practice your Mandarin too.

Our next session will be on Tuesday 5th November at 2pm.

Tea & Tales!

Tea & Tales

Come along on the first Wednesday of the month at 2pm and enjoy some lively book discussions with like-minded people. Feel free to bring along some stories, poems, excerpts and anecdotes that you can share over a nice cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit. Sessions usually last around 1 hour.

Our next session will be on Wednesday 6th November at 2pm.

Let's Go Lego!

Let's Go Lego

Come along to the library on the second Friday of each month at 3.30pm and have fun creating and completing Lego challenges.

Sessions are suitable for ages 5+.

Our next session will be on Friday 8th November at 3.30pm.

Book Sale!

Check out Johnsonville Library's regular booksales where you can grab yourself a bargain. Buy a withdrawn book for as little as a $1! New sale books added regularly.

Free Wi-fi

WifiJohnsonville Library now has free wi-fi! Just bring in your wireless-compatible device, and you will be able to use the Wellington Wi-fi for free. Wi-fi is available Monday - Saturday during opening hours.


Regular Activities

For more information about any of the events or programmes below, call or email us. We'd love to hear from you!



CRAFTerschool is a free art & craft session aimed at school aged children. Sessions run from 3.30 - 4.30pm every Wednesday during school term only.

Try your hand at activities such as drawing, origami, mask making and much more.

Home Education - Library Sessions!


Johnsonville Library offers library sessions for students of home education programmes. The content of the sessions will vary depending on requests from participants.

Sessions run fortnightly on Tuesdays at 2-2.30pm for 4-8 year olds and 2.30-3pm for 8+

Please contact Johnsonville Library for more information.

Baby Rock & Rhyme

When: every Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30 - 10:00 am. Please note this is before normal opening hours - just come on in.


Baby Rock & Rhyme is a free, fun programme for babies 0 - 2 year old. You won't have to register, just come and have an enjoyable time with your baby. For more information and for details of sessions at other branches, check out What's On @ the Library for information about Baby Rock and Rhyme.

We're bringing Baby Rock and Rhyme music to your home. You can download the whole CD from iTunes for $18.99 or select your baby's favourites and creat your own playlist for as low as $1.79 each song.

Preschool Storytimes


  • Storytime is every Tuesday morning at Johnsonville Library at 10:30am in the children's area
  • The third session of each month will be in te reo
  • Story-telling and singing runs for about half an hour
  • Pre-school storytimes are fun and free - there's no charge, and you don't have to book
  • Storytime is aimed at pre-school age children (three and four years old) - but younger siblings are always welcome!

Kōhunga Kōrero

When: On the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10.30am.

Kohunga Korero

Whāngaia tō Tama Toa ki te pānui pukapuka

Get your superhero hooked on stories. Monthly storytimes in te reo Māori are available at Johnsonville Library on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Open to anyone, these free 30 min sessions feature stories, rhymes and waiata in te reo Māori, and are perfect for 2-6 year olds and their caregivers.

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What's on here?

There's always something fun and exciting for everyone in Johnsonville Library. Check these out!

Any Questions?

We offer online homework help for New Zealand school students. Visit AnyQuestions for more info.

Book displays

Dont forget to check out our latest display of interesting books as you come into the library. These displays are changed regularly to reflect current events, celebrations or things of interest

Adult Graphic Novels

Our collection of Adult Graphic Novels are getting bigger, thanks to you! Located next to the magazines, these are free to borrow for three weeks.

Photo Gallery

Check out the photos from some of the Holiday programmes and events held at Johnsonville Library

Michaelangelo Holiday programme

Painting Painting Painting Painting

Onslow Fibrecraft Guild

Mad Hatter Holiday Programme