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
How many of you out there have a pet?
Pets are great. You can play with them, take them for walks, groom them, teach them tricks but most of all love them.
Did you know there are lots of fun and interesting facts that you might not be aware of about your pet such as:
-Dogs only sweat from the bottoms of their feet, the only way they can discharge heat is by panting.
-Dogs have about 100 different facial expressions, most of them made with the ears.
-A cat can jump as much as seven times its height.
...and more crazy pet facts!
Who doesn't love food, right? Cooking your own is so much fun. The Healthy Food website (there's a magazine you can get from the library too!) has heaps of food and cooking inspo, tips and recipes. Go on, impress your parents and friends with your kitchen skills.
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
What Lies Beneath
Visit the What Lies Beneath Exhibition at the Central Library during October, featuring displays about war books for children written by New Zealanders.
Come along to the Panel Talk evening on 18th October to meet the exhibition Authors and Illustrators.
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.