Wellington City Libraries

Te Matapihi Ki Te Ao Nui


Welcome to the Kids section of Wellington City Libraries' website. You'll find heaps of fun and interesting stuff here. Content changes all the time so bookmark us and visit often!

Kids' Club Reviews

Kids' Club logoWhat are Kids' Club Reviews? Find out here! Get your book reviews published on the kids' blog and win prizes!

Kids' Blog

7 New non-fiction full of taste sensation, life hacks, and travel destinations.

Check out the latest new non fiction in the junior collection. Jam packed full of tasty sensations, life hacks and travel destinations.

Star website

Hidden Gardens

This summer Wellington is hiding seven gardens for you to discover! From Thursday 1 February 2018, seven hidden gardens will be waiting for you in secret locations around Wellington. Get ready to start a special adventure with friends and family - will you find them all?!


Kōhunga Kōrero: Storytimes in
te Reo Māori - at a library near you!

Listen to The Seven Stars of Matariki by Toni Rolleston-Cummins

Recent additions

Recent Addition

Jolly Good Food: recipes
by Allegra McEvedy. A children's cookbook inspired by the stories of Enid Blyton

Visit the Kids Blog for more new things.


Check out the eLibrary where the collection is free and available to download 24/7. Choose from eBooks, eAudio, comics and magazines:

Overdrive: eBooks and eAudio

BorrowBox: eBooks and eAudio

RBdigital: eMagazines to download and keep

TumbleBooks: online books and comics with read-alongs, games and activities

ComicsPlus: streaming online comics

Star Review

Star Review

The Boy in the Dress
by David Walliams, reviewed by Helena from Miramar and Holy Cross School, 9 years old.

I'll tell you the recipe of what makes this book great:1 tablespoon of sad, 2 cups of crazy, 1 cup of fun, 3 teaspoons of strange mix it all together and you have this book! 4 stars!

(More kids' reviews!)

What's on

Chinese New Year Storytimes

It's The Year of the Dog - Woof! Follow your nose to the Central Library for a Chinese storytime - all are welcome! Saturday 17th Feb 9.30am and 3pm

Rainbow Storytime

Celebrate Pride Week at the Central Library with a rainbow storytime with LaQuisha St Refern and friends. Saturday 3rd March at 2pm.

Summer Reading Challenge Booklist

Find out more about what's on for kids here!


Did you know we have lots of great Booklists? You can find them over on our Booklists page, or browse one below!

  • Adventure booklist
  • Animals booklist
  • Comics booklist
  • Fairytales booklist
  • Fantasy booklist
  • Historical booklist
  • Mysteries booklist
  • Reluctant Readers booklist
  • Spooky Stories booklist
  • World Stories booklist

Kids' Databases

Zoo Whiz: a great site for learning maths, spelling and reading, with a neat twist -- when you complete an activity, you earn "coins" to spend for your online zoo!

Language Nut: a fun way to learn different languages for kids and adults. There are songs, stories and games for each language so you'll be adding to your vocabulary without really realising it! (To get started, type in your library card number into the box on Language Nut labelled "barcode".)

Oddizzi: a fun, interactive way to learn about countries. Need to find out about a country or have a topic about the natural world to research? Just login by typing "Wellington" and "oddizzi"

TumbleBooks: TumbleBooks offers picture books, chapter books and non-fiction books, which you can read, or have read to you! There are educational videos and games, animation, sounds and music.

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Britannica Junior edition contains thousands of short articles on subjects for school and for fun. From countries, to animals and sports; it also includes pictures, videos, and links to other websites.