Under Five's


Bonus Books for Under 5's

The greatest gift you can give your children is a love of reading. You can give them a good start in life by introducing them to books at a young age.

If you sign them up to any Horowhenua Library before their fifth birthday, they will receive their own library starter pack including a library bag, library card and a free picture book.  Don’t forget to bring with you some personal ID as well as proof of address. 

By signing your Under 5s up they are entitled to a free starter pack.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time monsters on the back of a train going through a green forest.

Come and enjoy some time at the library with your littlies!

Toddler Time is a free interactive programme with stories, rhyme, singing, movement and dance, all delivered in a way that will delight and stimulate your child. It's a fun way to introduce children to reading skills, listening and concentration in a group situation.


Sessions are once a week at each library, during the school term. 

  • Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō: every Monday at 2pm
  • Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom: every Monday at 2.15pm
  • Shannon Library: every Wednesday at 1.30pm

No need to book, just come along!