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!

Daily Blog

How many can you read? Find out with the Summer Reading Challenge: Summer is approaching, which means school holidays, beaches, Christmas, warm weather, ice creams, and lots of amazing books for you to get stuck into. Reading’s not just for school you know, it’s a fun year-round activity where you can let your imagination loose, have an adventure, solve a crime, and be anything (and anyone) you want to be! And the Summer Reading Challenge is the perfect way to explore the possibilities...

Star website

Kiwi Kids News - news that is out of this world! This is a fantastic news website especially for kiwi kids like you! It's a great way to keep up to date with current events and news stories, in a family-friendly environment - so all the good stuff you need to know, and none of the boring bits! Check it out!!


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

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

Read books in Te Reo Māori and English

Find Māori-themed chapter books

Explore Te Ao Māori

Recent additions

Recent Addition

'Twas the Month Before Christmas: The TRUE Story of Santa by Patricia Chapman.

Recent Addition

Ella Diaries: Christmas Chaos by Meredith Costain.

Visit the Kids Blog for more new things.

Star Review

The Lake Monster

The Lake Monster by Geronimo Stilton. Review written by Francis, age 9.

This book is about Geronimo Stilton who went on a holiday to a hotel near a lake. The lake had a monster who had a bandage around its tail. The book is quite short and I thought it was ok because the author spent most of the book talking about Geronimo instead of the lake monster. My favourite part was when I finally got to see and read about the monster towards the end. My favourite character is Stevie, Geronimo's photographer friend because he's funny and is a good friend to Geronimo. 3 stars!

(More kids' reviews!)

What's on

The 12 Storytimes of Christmas: Christmas is coming! Celebrate with us at our free evening storytimes for families.

Find a Christmas storytime near you.


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.