To keep our young people and vulnerable communities safe under Red settings, we’re moving most of our programmes for children under the age of 12 and their families online! This is because even though our libraries are open, lots of our kids’ programmes, like CRAFTerschool, Code Club, and Baby Rock and Rhyme, involve lots of people getting very close together, and it’s just too tricky to provide the required social distancing for young people who can’t yet be vaccinated.
Soon, we will be starting up a whole bunch of activities and programmes, some of which you can do online, and some of which you will be able to do in a contactless way in the library, but in the meantime we thought it would be a good idea to remind you about all the awesome online resources and activities you can do with us online. If you love stories, arts and crafts, music, movies, and fun activities to do with your family, we’ve got you covered!
We have so many really cool resources available in our eLibrary! If you want to have a browse yourself you can check our our Kids’ Guide or have a look through what’s available on our Kids’ Home Page, or just read on… Continue reading
Note: this Kids’ Blog post is targeted at adults! Kids read on with caution.
In these strange new times, teachers, parents and other educators are looking to the Internet for homework help and educational resources to keep their kids’ brains active while schools are closed. Good news! The library can be an invaluable resource for anybody who is trying online education at this time, above and beyond eBooks and online databases. How? Enter AnyQuestions.
Have any questions? Why not try AnyQuestions!
AnyQuestions is a service run by the National Library and staffed by public librarians from around New Zealand, including Wellington City Libraries. On it, children are able to chat in real-time with a real librarian fully trained in web-based research about any question they might have. The librarian working with your child won’t just give them the answer directly — instead, they guide the student through the process of doing online research, checking their understanding every step of the way.
For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the service’s opening hours are at the normal settings, with librarians on hand to help every weekday from 1pm – 6pm.
If you prefer to work outside those hours, or just want a place to find great resources, try AnyQuestions’ sister site, ManyAnswers. This is a service also provided by the National Library and public librarians, and it’s a fully searchable, always-available database of reliable information and vetted resources for the most commonly-asked questions we receive. You can even search by year level to make sure you’re getting information that’s curated for the right level.
Both services are available year-round, so why not start making use of them today?
So long holidays, hello school. We hope you enjoyed your April School Holidays (despite the weather) and managed to read heaps of awesome books and do cool stuff. Did you get along to any our the Libraries’ awesome holiday activities?
But now that you’re back to school, you’ll need to know about where to go for homework help. Here’s two great starting places:
AnyQuestions.co.nz and ManyAnswers.co.nz
These two NZ websites are designed to help school students find online information for their school work. AnyQuestions is a live service – which means you chat live with a librarian who will help you find helpful websites with the information you need. AnyQuestions in open Monday – Friday from 1pm to 6pm. All you need to do is visit the website, type in your question, and you’ll be chatting live with a librarian very soon. The librarian will talk to you about your question and the information you need, and then will help you to search for helpful and trustworthy websites.
ManyAnswers is open 24/7 and has lots of great tips about where to find online info for heaps of topics. Use the search box or topic cloud to find advice on how to search for your topic. this is a great place to visit when AnyQuestions is not open for a live chat.
Do you have some tough homework, an assignment due in, or just don’t know where to start finding info? You need to know about this website then – anyquestions.co.nz
AnyQuestions is a New Zealand website set up to help NZ school students find online information. It’s a live website that open Monday to Friday from 1pm till 6pm. during those housrs there are librarians waiting to help you find online information to help answer your questions or to help with your school work.
It’s really simple – just state what your information need is, then chat live to a librarian who will help you find what you are looking for online. Not only will you discover reliable and helpful websites together, but the librarian will also give you hints and tips on good internet searching. Cool, right?
Sometimes you’ll need help when AnyQuestions is closed (like late in the evenings, in the mornings or on the weekends). But we’ve got that covered too.
ManyAnswers.co.nz is the sister site to AnyQuestions and contains helpful information, website links and search tips for heaps of topics. We carefully look at all the types of questions and topics we get at AnyQuestions, and write up information about how to find info about really popular topics and common questions over at ManyAnswers.
These two free websites are great for helping you find info for school, or just answering some of life’s tricky questions. Check them out today and impress your teachers and parents with how much you know.
Need help with your schoolwork? Have no idea where or how to find the info you need?
Don’t worry, we’ve got it sorted.
Visit AnyQuestions between 1-6pm Monday to Friday with your problem and you can chat live with a librarian who will help you find the info you need. Don’t be shy; we’re really friendly and happy to help you.
AnyQuestions is a very useful New Zealand website that is designed especially to help you find the info you need for your school work. It’s really simple to use and it actually makes school work fun!
If you need help when AnyQuestions isn’t open then you can visit ManyAnswers. ManyAnswers is where all the most interesting and common questions that are asked through ANyQuestions are listed with helpful websites and searching tips. Take a look at these recent entries on ManyAnswers about the Paralympics.
Got a tricky assignment? Can’t find the answer? Is it due in tomorrow?
Head along to AnyQuestions.co.nz between 1-6pm Monday to Friday to get live online help with your homework.
AnyQuestions.co.nz is an online chat room run by librarians like myself where you can ask that tricky homework question and learn where to find the answer on the web. It’s fun, safe and really helpful and you can even chat in te Reo.
You could also check out ManyAnswers to see if anyone has asked the same homework question before. ManyAnswers is where we list all the common questions we get at AnyQuestions.co.nz, so the answer to that problem might already be waiting for you!
Don’t forget- we also have a homework help page where you can find links to AnyQuestions.co.nz, Encyclopedia Britannica, and our Kids Catalogue (which has heaps of awesome websites listed).
AnyQuestions.co.nz (and the te reo version – UiaNgaPatai.co.nz) is a free homework help website for New Zealand school children. It’s available from 1-6pm Monday to Friday to help with anything to do with your schoolwork, homework, projects and assignments.
Go there with your question or subject and chat live with a librarian who will show you how to find the answers you need using the internet. It’s really easy, friendly and helpful and it’s totally free and safe to use.
You can also get help anytime at ManyAnswers.co.nz. Many Answers is where the popular homework questions from AnyQuestions.co.nz get listed. You might be able to find the answer you need there! Don’t forget to check out our own homework help info page too!