Helensville Library and Service Centre update for July

Mânawatia a Matariki!

Helensville Library and Service Centre is proud to take part in this year’s Matariki Festival Te Awaroa.  We will be hosting storytime on Tuesday 4 July, between 9am and 11am.

We can’t wait to listen to Brianne Te Paa read her award-nominated (we’re sure it will be award winning soon!) How My Koro Became a Star.

School Holidays at the Library:

Kids Time on Wednesdays will focus on stories, songs, and rhymes related to Matariki.

Kids Crafternoon on Thursday 6 July will be all about stars! Kids Crafternoon on Thursday 13 July will be a surprise – but will lead in to….

Soft Toy Sleepover at the Library!

It’s time for Helensville Library and Service Centre’s annual soft toy sleepover!

Bring a toy (not one that needs to be at home at night) along to our storytime and craft session, which starts at 3pm on Thursday.  The toys will spend the next two nights at Helensville Library (as Friday is the Matariki public holiday).

You can pick your toys up from 9.30am Saturday 15 July.

Photos of the toys’ antics will be shared on our Facebook page after the event.

NB: Toys are welcome from all people of age. They can be dropped off while the library is open on Thursday 13 July.

Regular events:


Thursdays at 3.30pm.  We have sessions for both adults and children.  These sessions are a chance to learn new skills, teach others, and chat.

Kids Time:

Wednesdays, 10am to 10.30am.  Under 6s and their grown-ups are invited to share songs, rhymes, and stories.

Book Chat

Fourth Thursday of the month at 10am.  A chance to share books you’ve read and enjoyed – or read and hated! – with fellow readers.  This will be on Thursday 27 July at 10am.

Council dates:

Dog registration:

If you register your dog before 1 August, you will qualify for the Early Bird rate.

You can find out more online, or come and talk to us.


Rates for the 2023/2024 year:

Invoices for the first instalment will be sent from 1 August 2023.  Payment for the first instalment is due by 31 August 2023. You can pay rates online, or come and talk to us.


How to contact us:

If you have the direct dial number for Helensville Service Centre, please be aware that we are not always able to answer the phone. Your best option is to phone the main Council number.

Auckland Council (open 24/7 and toll free): 09 301 0101.

Auckland Libraries: 0800 695 427

If your question is directly related to Helensville Library – you can email us on: helenlib@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

The Library and Service Centre is open our usual hours:

Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 5pm | Saturday: 9.30am to 4pm.

Council services are available during these hours.

If there are any changes to our opening hours and availability, we will update our Facebook page. facebook.com/HelensvilleLibraryAndServiceCentre.

Anne Coppell, Senior Librarian / Poukôkiri - Children & Youth

Helensville Library and Service Centre

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