New eBook reading room for Children

Love eBooks? We do too! Now it’s been made even easier to find the eBooks you want – through the Overdrive Kids’ Reading Room.

Overdrive ImageThe Kids’ Reading Room collects together all the Children’s eBooks in the library Overdrive Collection into one place. If you’re an advanced reader, why not check out the Teen Reading Room?

Inside the Kids’ Reading Room you can search for titles, series or authors, select from a list of subjects, find the newest or most popular books, and find books that a perfect for your reading level.

It’s now so much easier to find your next reading obsession!

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

Back to school – here’s a website to bookmark

So long holidays, hello school. We hope you enjoyed your April School Holidays (despite the weather) and managed to read heaps of awesome books and do cool stuff. Did you get along to any our the Libraries’ awesome holiday activities?

But now that you’re back to school, you’ll need to know about where to go for homework help. Here’s two great starting places: and

These two NZ websites are designed to help school students find online information for their school work. AnyQuestions is a live service – which means you chat live with a librarian who will help you find helpful websites with the information you need. AnyQuestions in open Monday – Friday from 1pm to 6pm. All you need to do is visit the website, type in your question, and you’ll be chatting live with a librarian very soon. The librarian will talk to you about your question and the information you need, and then will help you to search for helpful and trustworthy websites.

ManyAnswers is open 24/7 and has lots of great tips about where to find online info for heaps of topics. Use the search box or topic cloud to find advice on how to search for your topic. this is a great place to visit when AnyQuestions is not open for a live chat.

Be in the know – here’s what’s happening during the school holidays

Library commemorating ANZAC smallThe 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.



Title imageInterested 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.




Back to school!

The school holidays are over and it’s time to go back to school! We hope you had a great two week break.

Your teacher is bound to start giving you projects and homework to do – and we’re here to help!

Have you heard about It’s a live online homework help service where you can chat live to a New Zealand Librarian who will help you find the information you need online. It’s a free service and open Monday to Friday 1pm – 6pm. the service is available in English and te Reo.

If you need help outside those times you can go to This is the sister website for and has information about where to find information online for thousands of homework topics.

Of course you can always visit your local Wellington City Library after school and ask the librarians for help finding information -they’re always happy to help!

Give it a go!

Kids’ Club Review by Jeya: The 39 Clues Website

The 39 Clues Website

This is a website, just sayin
This is one of my favorite book websites!
It has everything you wanna now about the latest books (and books that have been there for ages) and you can also play missions but some of them you cant until you unlock them! So start playing to unlock more!!!
You can also look at stuff about the authors and find out what book is coming out. If you want to you can create and an agent card. There is also some things to keep track of which 39 clues cards you have! You can choose if you want to learn about things from the first series or about things from the second series. On the first series and second series they are basically the same thing but different information. If i were YOU then i would go visit The 39 Clues Website right now!

I would recemend this Website for all ages 5+

5 stars

Reviewed by Jeya from Miramar, 10 years old