Active movement for early learners!

Wriggle and Rhyme is an exciting partnership project between Sport Otago and Dunedin Public Libraries.

It is a music based active movement programme for children aged between 0 – 2, and provides positive movement experiences.

Classes are held at the Mosgiel Library and on the fourth floor of the City Library.

City Library: Tuesday 10.30 am during school term (starts 12 February 2019)

Mosgiel Library: Thursday 11.00 am during school term (starts 14 February 2019)


Introduce your child to the wonderful world of books and language. Visit the Library for half an hour of stories, both old and new.

Suitable for pre-school children and their caregivers.

Here are the session dates and times for each Library. Please note that we do not run these during the school holidays.

Blueskin Bay Library: Monday 3.30 pm

City Library: Wednesday and Friday 10.30 am

Mosgiel Library: Tuesday 11.00 am

Port Chalmers Library: Wednesday 11.00 am

South Dunedin Pop-Up: Talk to our staff about booking a storytime.

Waikouaiti Library: Friday 11.00 am


Have fun with your baby, enjoy up to half an hour of stories, music, finger plays and nursery rhymes.

Suitable for babies and younger children (under 2) and their caregivers.

Every Monday at 10.30am in the City Library’s story pit.
Please note that we do not run these during school or public holidays.


Children love to hear stories and there is no better way to hear them than at the Once Upon a Time storytelling sessions in the Dunedin City Library.

Kaitrin McMullan, Dunedin’s professional storyteller, spins a yarn in the City Library’s story pit every first Sunday of the month at 2.00 pm, except in January and public holidays.

Each and every session is tailored to a different theme and these wonderful stories are sure to inspire and delight children of all ages.


School tours of the Library are always welcome.

When booking a tour, let us know what you would like covered  so we can offer the most relevant tour for your class or group.

Contact the library to arrange a tour on 474 - 3690


We have a great Lego brick collection at Dunedin Public Libraries.  This is made available for children to use at the library’s Lego Club meetings held regularly during school term time.  The club is suitable for primary school-aged children and is a very popular activity.

As well as being great fun, Lego play has been shown to be beneficial to children in a number of ways. These include the development of problem solving skills, mathematical thinking and creativity.

Check with your library for more information.


Kids Club is an after school club that is run at the library during school term time.  It is suitable for primary and intermediate school-aged children. The meetings are always packed with a variety of fun and often creative activities and children are given a healthy snack upon arrival. There is also the opportunity to have the first choice of Children’s books. Sessions are free to attend and usually run for an hour.

Check with your library for more information.