Wellington City Libraries

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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

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Kids' Blog

Mahi Moa ScavengAR Hunt!

The school holidays are underway and we are having such fun at the library thinking up wonderful things for you to do. So we got together with ScimatAR who have a created an awesome Augmented Reality ScavengAR Hunt for you to do! Ever wanted to see a Moa walk through a library? Now you can! Come and meet Mahi the Moa and roam our non-fiction section solving puzzles and seeing things that others can't...

Star website

AnyQuestions

AnyQuestions is a free online reference service for all New Zealand school students via live text based chat. They're open 1pm - 6pm weekdays to help you with your enquiries. It's a great place to go to for homework help or for any other topics you'd like information about. Check it out and let your friends know about it too!

Tamariki

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

Recent additions

Recent Addition

Spy Toys
by Mark Powers.

Visit the Kids Blog for more new things.

ELIBRARY

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

Star Review

Star Review

Thirst
by Lizzie Wilcock, reviewed by Keya, 10 years old.

Kandra Hooke doesn't need anything, or anyone. On the way to her sixth foster home, she experiences a crash involving her, a dead driver and a kangaroo, then, she makes her move. Armed with a backpack, some clothes, a drink bottle, and a frayed photo of a mother she hasn't seen in years, she heads into a fatal desert. There's only one thing in her way. Eight year old Solomon. 5 stars!!

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What's on

School Holiday Detective Adventure!

Wow! I can't believe that the school holidays are almost upon us and this time have we got a treat in store for you at Wellington City Libraries! It's time to delve into the world of mystery, mayhem and madness with a great detective adventure story, yes you are going to be the detectives...!

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

Booklists

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.