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
If you are looking for some more DVDs to watch over the blistery cold periods, why not have a read of my latest reviews of Walt Disney movies: Meet the Robinsons and Maleficent, and see if they appeal to you. But you better get your hands on these DVDs quick before someone else does! I promise you these movies deliver on what Disney does best: Excitement, adventure, action and a happy ending!
Everything about the ocean! History, animals, ecosystems, conservation news, games and puzzles and more. This great website is interactive and has lots of amazing pictures and inspiring facts. Good for homework, or just finding out some cool stuff.
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
Zinio: eMagazines to download and keep
TumbleBooks: online books and comics with read-alongs, games and activities
ComicsPlus: streaming online comics
New Zealand Children and Young Adult Book Awards
The winners will be announced on August 8th, so keep your eyes peeled. In the meantime, pick up a Hell Pizza reading wheel from your local library.
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.