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Maitland City Library has a wide range of entertaining, stimulating and thought provoking programs for everyone to enjoy. Sign up for our newsletter

For Adults

Book Clubs

Our book clubs provide the opportunity to discuss a broad range of literature in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Book Clubs are available at all library branches. Read more

Look Who's Talking

Our Look Who's Talking program includes high profile speakers and local authors, as well events about local history, wellbeing and local stories. Read more


Celebrate poetry with the Verses Poets in Residence program or join our monthly poetry meet-up. Read more

Walls That Talk

A series of eye-catching installations, Walls that Talk is an exciting place activation initiative on the external walls of Maitland Library. Read more

Writing Workshops

We offer a range of Writing Workshops presented in partnership with Hunter Writers Centre and Lake Mac Libraries. Read more

For children

Baby Book Club

Designed to be enjoyed by children from birth to 2 years, Baby Book Club sessions include a fun mix of stories, songs, rhymes and finger play through the use of board books, puppets and musical instruments. No booking required, just come along. Read more

Holiday Fun

Our Holiday Fun program is an exciting mix of free and low cost activities that offer children the chance to get creative, use their imaginations and have fun in a welcoming environment. Read more


Storytime sessions run at every branch of Maitland City Library and are suitable for ages 2-5. Storytime is a free weekly program that encourages a love of reading and helps eager young minds develop their early literacy skills. No booking required, just come along. Read more

Summer Reading Club

Every January kids can sign up to the Summer Reading Club for their chance to win great prizes. With a different theme every year and plenty of games, challenges, puzzles, activities, events and prizes, the Summer Reading Club is a fun way to stay engaged with reading over the school break. Read more