School Holiday fun at Tawa Library – 8th Oct 11am

Children#27s events image SMALLSave the planet! Tawa Library will be blasting off into space on a thrilling adventure to rescue the human race.

With things to create, things to puzzle out and things to invent, victory of the world will surely be ours.

See you there!


Tawa Library: Thursday 8th October at 11am

Star Wars holiday activity at Central Library – 7th October at 11am.

FullSizeRenderAttention all Jedis, Bounty Hunters and Rebels!Come on down to the Central Library for Star Wars themed fun these school holidays!

Where: Wellington Central Library, Children’s Section.

When: Wednesday 7th October, 10.30am.

These fun activities await you…

To join in the fun, make sure you come dressed as your favourite Star Wars character.

Also check out the trailer of Star Wars : the Force Awakens.

See you there and… May the force be with you.

Free School Holiday Activities at Karori Library

Can you make the tallest tower in the world?  Get creative these school holidays at Karori Library.

We’re having a fun make-a-thon on Tuesday 6th October, 10-11am using lots of different materials from Lego, playing cards to paper.  You’ll get a chance to design and create a tower using unique materials and a whole lot of imagination!  This holiday activity is ideal for 6-12 year olds.  We can’t wait to see you there.

In the meantime, here’s a selection of activity and architecture books for kids that you might like to take a look at to get your creativity flowing!


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School Holiday fun at Johnsonville Library – 30th Sept 2pm

Children#27s events image SMALLCome and discover your inner Einstein with a technology inspired holiday programme.

-Create something amazing with Meccano or Lego.

-Discover how things are made by taking them apart.

-Play one of our very special games or get caught up in some quicksand.

-There will even be a 3D printer on hand so you can learn how they work.

See you there!


Johnsonville Library: Wednesday 30th September at 2pm

6 great children’s books for the holidays!

Whoopee – it is just about the school holidays and you need to start thinking about how you are going to fill in your time.

First on your list is to make sure that you come along to one or three of the holiday activities that will be on offer at the libraries. These holidays we have a technology theme going on and each library will be holding some awesome, amazing, inspiring and fun activities.

But to get you into the mood check out some of these great books the library has on technology and science. Try out some experiments or make up some crazy concoctions. There’s heaps to try and do. The sky’s the limit!

Click, Make, Build and Create during the School Holidays

Children#27s events image SMALLStart planning now because the next school holidays are not very far away at all!

During the October Holidays Wellington Libraries will be running lots of free, fun activities around science, technology and engineering.

Have a go at some new apps and tech, build something amazing, create a video clip… and more! It’s all free, and perfect for 6-12 year olds.



Here’s the when and where:

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Island Bay Community Centre: Wednesday 30 September, 1pm

Johnsonville Library: Wednesday 30 September, 2pm

Ruth Gotlieb Library (Kilbirnie): Thursday 1 October, 2pm

Newlands Community Centre: Tuesday 6 October, 2pm

Karori Library: Tuesday 6 October, 10am

Central Library: Wednesday 7 October, 11am

Mervyn Kemp Library (Tawa): Thursday 8 October, 11am

Newtown Library: Thursday 8 October, 2pm

Kids’ Club Review by Yousr: Web design with HTML5

Web design with HTML5Web design with HTML5, by Colleen Van Lent

Have you ever wondered who websites are made will it’s made with Html and CSS HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheet and now you will be able to make your very own stunning website

5 stars

Reviewed by Yousr from Kilbirnie, 11 years old

Download and keep Horrible Histories magazine for free

We know you all love Horrible histories, and now you can download the magazine for free through our website. Best bit – you get to keep them!

Zinio is where you can download heaps of magazines -it’s a bit like eBooks, but with magazines. There are heaps of cool international and New Zealand ones to chose from – sport, cooking, movies, music, petsscience and technology, and more. Take a look!

Here’s where you’ll find the Horrible Histories magazine.

Be a conservation hero!

habitat the gameThe Department of Conservation has launched the New Zealand version of a fun app-based game for smart phones called “Habitat the Game”. If you go around Wellington (Zealandia, Wellington Zoo, Island Bay Marine Reserve and many other places…) looking for New Zealand endangered animals you will learn more about them and you might help them survive.

Real life actions combined with fun in-game missions!

As a bonus there is FREE entry for kids and the first 100 adults at Zealandia on Saturday 4th October from 11am to 3pm for the launch of this game. There are prizes to be won too!



Did you know that Wellington City Libraries has an app that you can download? We’ve called it WCL Mini, because it’s cute and little and fits in the palm of your hand, but there is also so much you can do on it:

  • check the catalogue
  • check your library account details to find out about your loans and reserves
  • “book look” – scan barcodes on non-library books (from a bookstore, or a friend’s collection for example) to see if the library has a copy
  • one-click access to OverDrive ebooks and mp3 audiobooks
  • locate the nearest branch to you – get directions or find out their opening hours and give them a call
  • keep up to date with our Facebook and Twitter feeds



Compatibility: The app is available for devices using the Apple iOs (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad) and Android operating systems. It’s also available for BlackBerry, J2ME, Palm OS, Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile.











Check out this post on how to find and download the app, then get those fingers tapping. Have fun!