Story times

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.

  • City Library: Wednesday and Friday 10.30 am - resumes Wednesday 9 February and Friday 11 February, 2022
  • Mosgiel Library: Tuesday 11.00 am - resumes Tuesday 8 February, 2022
  • South Dunedin Pop-Up: Talk to our staff about booking a storytime.
  • Waikouaiti Library: Friday 11.00 am - resumes Friday 11 February, 2022


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.