The childrens' collections

  • Fiction (novels and short stories)
  • Picture books, including board books
  • Non-fiction including poetry, nursery rhymes, myths and legends
  • DVDs
  • Graphic novels

Each library has its own special children’s space and collections for children from babyhood through to 12+ years.

Holiday activities 

Ask at your local library or visit our facebook page.


Introduce your child to the wonderful world of books and language. Visit the library every week for half an hour of stories, both old and new (excludes school holidays). Contact the Ōtorohanga library or visit our facebook page

Wriggle & Rhyme

Active movement for early learning. Sessions are aimed at children 0–2 years and guide parents through different movement activities that they can use at home. Contact the Ōtorohanga Library or our facebook page for times and locations for Wriggle & Rhyme sessions.

Teens’ collections

Each library has its own teen collection. These include:

  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction (material of teen interest only)
  • Graphic novels

Tours and class visits

Your class, group or club is welcome to book a tailored visit. Phone (07) 873 7175 or email [email protected] for more information.

Ōtorohanga District Library

+64 7 873 7175
[email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday - 10am - 12pm
Sunday - Closed

Kāwhia War Memorial Library

+64 7 871 0248
[email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 2pm - 4pm
Wednesday - 10.30am - 12pm
Thursday - Closed
Friday - 2pm - 4pm
Saturday - 10am - 12pm
Sunday - Closed