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
November is "Love your Leftovers" month, a special event created by the folks at Love Food Hate Waste to encourage kiwi families to eat their leftover food.
Every year in New Zealand a whopping $870 million worth of uneaten food goes to waste when people throw it away. That's enough to buy over 60 private islands in the Carribean! Meanwhile, we also have many families who struggle to buy groceries each week.
Natural disasters like earthquakes can be scary, but they can be much less scary if you have a survival plan and equipment. Visit the Get Ready Get Thru website to find out more about disasters and how to make a survival plan and emergency bag. Be prepared!
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
Summer Reading Challenge
Read, review, and WIN!
The annual challenge starts on 1st December, and finishes on 31st January 2017.
Visit the Summer Reading Challenge page for more information and to join in the fun.
The 12 Storytimes of Christmas
Get into the festive spirit at one of our free special family Christmas storytimes in December. Lots of stories, carols, games and fun. Come in a Christmas costume or your cosiest pyjamas.
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.