Schools and Early Childhood Centres

School Class & Early Childhood Centre Membership 

If you are a teacher at a school or pre-school centre, you may be eligible for a School Class Card that allows you to borrow books for your class. Read the Conditions of Membership then fill in the Membership Form and return it to Rotorua Library to apply.

Schools Early Learning Centres Conditions of Membership.pdf

School Class and Early Childhood Centre Membership Form.pdf

 He Pī Ka Rere - On the Road

One of our Youth & Early Learning Specialists will come to your centre and deliver a 40 minute programme of singing, dancing, a story, instrument play and a simple craft.

  This programme is offered during school terms on a date that suits your centre.

  Please contact T.A. at Ph. 07 351 7074

Cost:  There is no charge but a koha is appreciated.


Pounamu Pukapuka 

Pounamu Pukapuka is an innovative programme which makes bulk loans of picture and board books, early readers, non-fiction & some children's Māori collection materials to early childhood centres and pre-schools. 

Over 550 children's books are delivered to eighteen early childhood centres across the greater Rotorua district every month. 

To learn how your early childhood centre, pre or primary school can become involved in Pounamu Pukapuka, contact Outreach Seervices Coordinator, Robyn Skipwith by phone on 07 351 7032 or email HERE​



Activities for Under Fives

Early childhood education centres are welcome to join us in the library for He Pī Ka Rere - Adventurers​ at 10.30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays during school term.

If you would like one of our specialist staff to visit your centre with our He Pī Ka Rere - Adventurers Roadshow please contact the library and make a booking.





Class Visits

Want to learn more about your library? A class visit may be just the ticket to find out how you can make the most of your library.

A class visit includes a tour of the library collections and can be customised to suit your group's specific interest. 

Find out how many books there are in the library, how many people visit the library every day and what librarians do (if they don't get to read books all day). Learn how to use the catalogue and the online databases to find books and information.


For class visits, please contact Kylie Holmes​ or phone 07 351 7028.



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