Winter Reading Programme

Our Winter Reading Programme is back and this year we're getting our Game On! Programme and registrations are open now.

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2 years on

This exhibition starting on Friday 6 May, will feature photographs from our 2020 Lockdown Photography contest. The exhibition will remind people how everyone is connected and went through lockdowns together, no one was exempt. 

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Hamilton City Libraries app

Download and use the free Hamilton City Libraries app on Apple and Android devices. Use the app to search the catalogue, renew your books, place holds and much more!

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Game On

July School Holidays

Starting Saturday 9 July

All Libraries

We've got a packed schedule for the school holidays! Come and make games, come and play games. We're doing everything from board games to role-playing games!

See all school holiday activities
Art Club v2

Art Club

Online, starts Tuesday 3 May

Central Library, starts Thursday 5 May

Join our Art Club and create your own piece of art! Absolute beginners welcome!

Learn more about Art Club
Wriggle and Rhyme

Storytime Puaawai and Wriggle & Rhyme

Starting Term 3 - from 25 July

Multiple Libraries

Our preschooler sessions are returning in Term 3! We can't wait to read, rhyme, sing, and dance with you again.

See times and locations for preschooler events

Destination: Germany

Starts Wednesday 18 May

Central Library

Do you like discovering new places and cultures? Join our virtual journey with the Destination: Germany programme and learn about famous sites, traditions, and culture of Germany, as well as some German words and expressions!

Read more and register for Destination: Germany


Starts Thursday 19 May

Central Library

CodeLAB is an interactive programme for teens interested in learning how to code basic programs.

Learn about CodeLAB
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Municipal Pools Oral History Project

Hamilton City Libraries are running an Oral History Project specifically on the Municipal Pools. We are wanting to record your memories so that they will be preserved as part of our city’s history. If you or someone you know would like to share your story or memory and be a part of this project, please complete the online form.

More information about the Municipal Pools Oral History Project

Matariki at Hamilton City Libraries

Starting Saturday 4 June

We are celebrating Matariki at Hamilton City Libraries and Te Whare o Te Ata – Fairfield Community House. We will be holding activities and programmes around the 7 stars of Matariki recognised in Te Paki o Matariki (Waikato Tainui narrative of Matariki).

Learn more about Matariki events

Home Décor

Starts Thursday 19 May

Central Library


Are you creative and interested in handicraft? Do you like to recycle and reuse materials? Do you want to know how to make handmade accessories which make your home cosy and atmospheric? Join our Home Décor Programme and create your unique home decorations!

Read more and register for Home Décor
Staff Storytime

Staff Storytime


While we're unable to hold Storytime Puaawai, you can watch our staff read some of their favourite stories online.

See staff storytime videos