The April School Holidays are all about ANZAC Commemorations with free activities at local libraries and community centres where you can explore and discover fascinating stories of Gallipoli and WW1. Head along to an event near you for stories, poppy-making, face painting, and more activities that explore life as a soldier or on the home front. Each activity is different, so give the library a call to find out what’s happening.
When and where:
Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) Library: Wednesday 8th April, 2pm
Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library: Monday 13th April, 11am
Johnsonville Library: Monday 13th April, 2pm
Karori Library: Tuesday 14th April, 11am
Wellington Central Library: Wednesday 15th April, 11am
Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library and Community Centre: Thursday 16th April, 11am
Island Bay Community Centre: Friday 17th April 1pm
These activities are free and bookings aren’t required. The activities are most suitable for 7-12 year olds. You can find our children’s events listed on our website.
Interested in computers? We are running two free coding classes for 12-18yr olds at the Wellington central Library on April 12th and 13th. These classes are perfect for beginners. You’ll create a live website using HTML and CSS coding languages. Places are limited so bookings are essential. Find out more here.
During the holidays we also have Storytimes in English and Te Reo Maori, and the popular Baby Rock & Rhyme sessions for babies. Find out when and where on our kids events page.
Stuck inside in the wet weather and can’t get to the library? We have something for you too! Check out these fun learning games – you could build a zoo through ZooWhiz, or impress your friends with cool facts through Odizzi. Have a go at learning a language through LanguageNut, or read a book and do the fun activities using TumbleBooks.
There are HEAPS of eBooks and eAudiobooks that you can download and share with friends. Try searching for your favourite titles in Overdrive or Bolinda.
Love the Horrible Histories series? Who doesn’t?! Did you know that you can download and keep the Horrible Histories Magazine (for free!) from our website? Check it out at our Zinio collection of emagazines. You can find all sorts or magazines here – sports, music, movies, crafts… have fun exploring and downloading!
Yu can also watch video clips of some cool stories at the Wellington City Libraries online stories page. Matariki is coming up – have a go at watching The Seven Stars of Matariki. It’s really good!
Looking for some cool websites? We have some great suggestions on our Fun Stuff page. Go here to find cool links to online games, crafts, printables, author websites, online stories, quizzes and puzzles and more! You’ll never be bored again.