Winter Reading Programme 2024

This winter, we have an exciting reading programme for all age groups! If you're between 5-12 years old, ask your parent to sign you up at one of our libraries from Friday 21 June.

For teens and adults, we have winter reading challenges online via Beanstack. Pre-registrations open for teens and adults open on Monday 17 June. You can start logging minutes towards the Winter Reading Programme from Friday 21 June. 

See info on WRP for the whaanau

Join our newest book club!

Introducing Chill & Chat: Books Galore at Glenview Library, the newest of our library book clubs.

From thrillers to romance and everything in between, we've got your literary fix covered. Bring your friends, make new ones, and let's chat up a storm about our latest book obsessions over a cuppa. See you there!

See Chill & Chat dates and times

Ngaa Papa Keemu - Board Game Collection

Discover hours of fun and enjoyment with our brand new collection of board games for grown-ups, available to reserve and borrow now!

More information about borrowing board games


Job Seeker

Job Seeker Support

Wednesdays, 5 June and 19 June.

Dinsdale Library

Learn to write a cover letter and CV, and get helpful interview tips.

Register for Job Seeker Support
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Winter Reading Programme 2024

Friday 21 June - Sunday 21 July

Hamilton City Libraries

This winter we have an exciting reading programme for all age groups!

Info on WRP
Chill Chat

Chill & Chat: Books Galore

Twice a month, starting Thursday 6 June

Glenview Library

Hey there book lovers! Ready to dive into some awesome reads? Swing by our Chill & Chat: Books Galore sessions to get your literary fix covered.

Chill & Chat dates and times

Boost for Bowel 2024

Sunday 30 June

Central Library

We are teaming up with the Waikato National Bowel Screening Programme and River Riders to host Boost for Bowel 2024! All ages are welcome to bike with us from Hamilton Gardens to Hamilton Central Library, to bring awareness to bowel cancer. Or make your own way to the library and dive into the exciting activities we have planned after the ride!

Boost for Bowel information and registration
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Fair Enough Artist Market

Next market: Saturday 29 June

Central Library

Meet the makers and fill your kete with art; while supporting Maaori and local artists from around Waikato!

See all Artist Market dates and times

Basic Raranga Workshop

Fourth Thursday of the month

Glenview Library

In collaboration with Neighbours Aotearoa, learn about harakeke and how to weave simple items while following tikanga. All ages welcome!

Raranga Workshop dates and times
Special Effects

Special Effects Workshops with Drop Dead Gorgeous

Starting 18 June at Central Library

Starting 11 July at Te Kete Aronui

Looking to learn a skill that lets you be creative, bold, and as weird as you like? These workshops will teach you the basics of stage and TV makeup, so you can make your next Halloween costume that much more realistic!

More information about the Special Effects Workshops

ASB St John in Schools

Starting Monday 8 July

Interactive first aid and wellbeing activities with St John Community Education!

Register for ASB St John in Schools
Kiribati Storytime

Kiribati Art and Craft Workshop

Friday 12 July (Kiribati Independence Day)

Chartwell Library

Come to our Kiribati Art and Craft Workshop facilitated by some of our talented weavers. You will learn how to weave fun objects such as te ano, a traditional ball, toy windmills and headbands. All materials provided!

Kiribati Art and Craft Workshop information

Jewellery Making with The ReCreators

Monday 15 July

Te Kete Aronui - Rototuna Library

In this workshop, The ReCreators will teach kids how to make upcycled earrings for themselves or their parents.

Register for Jewellery Making
Bath bombs

Bath Bombs, Bath Salts & Body Scrubs with The ReCreators

Tuesday 16 July

Te Kete Aronui - Rototuna Library

The ReCreators will teach kids how to make bath bombs, bath salts and body scrubs using ingredients that you would find in your pantry.

Register for Bath Bombs
Craft Cards

Come Craft With Us

Every Tuesday

Glenview Library

Glenview Library presents a new craft event for adults! This term we’ll be doing card-making. Come along to create cards for those special people in your life.

Come Craft With Us dates and times