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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!


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

Story Box Library: A video library of stories to read along to


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

He nui ngā taupānga Māori hou papai rawa! There are so many cool new Māori apps! Try these ones:

Kupu Download from iTunes. Take a photo of an object and the app will tell you the te reo word for it.

Te Reo Māori A te reo Māori language dictionary app right in your hand. Very handy!

Tipu te Reo Māori A fun learning game app for te reo Māori. Download from iTunes.

He aha tēnei? A useful app to introduce simple everyday words. Match each part of the word to hear it pronounced, and complete the word to hear it in full.

Summer Reading finishes

Summer Reading 2023

The Summer Reading Adventure has finished! We will be announcing the Grand Prizewinners soon — keep an eye on our Kids' Blog. Thank you to everyone who took part!

Star Review

Star Review

The bridge home
by Padma Venkatraman, reviewed by Hi'ilani from Miramar, 12 years old.

I cried, my teacher cried and my classmates cried. the details and the love put into this book stands out and the amount of thought and dedication inspires with every sentence I read. I loved how instead of just writhing it as a story , the author wrote it as a letter which is an element I have never come across through books and I liked reading in a different type of style. 5 stars!

(More kids' reviews!)


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

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".)

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.