Presents from WCL to you for our 175th birthday!

To celebrate our birthday, we’re holding a party at the Wellington Central Library on Saturday 21st November.

For the creative and crafty kids out there, we have a couple of competitions to enter.

The colouring competition is for 5-8yr olds. New Zealand’s first public library was a small hut on the Wellington waterfront. Colour in the picture of the hut, fill in your details on the back, and drop it in to any Wellington City library to enter.

The design competition is for 9-13yr olds. We want you to draw your idea of the library of the future! What do you think Wellington City Libraries will look like 175 years from now (that’s the year 2190, by the way)? Draw your design on the front, fill in your details on the back, and drop it into to any Wellington City library to enter the competition.

(Click the links above to download the competition forms to print at home!)

We also have several competitions for adults – guess the book in the jar, guess how old our oldest book is, enter your memories of Wellington City Libraries, and spot the library by guessing which library is in the photos. Ask at your local library about entering the competitions, there are loads of prizes up for grabs!

The competitions close on 29th November, and the winners will be announced on 1st December.