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

Kids' Club logoWhat are Kids' Club Reviews? Find out here! Get your book reviews published on the kids' blog and win prizes!

Kids' Blog

Wild about Reading! Summer Reading Challenge!

Yes it's nearly time to Slip, Slop, Slap and read, relax and rummage through some fantabulous books! Summer Reading Challenge is just around the corner and have we got some great reads lined up for you this Summer!!!

Star website

Write to Santa with NZ Post

Have fun creating and sending a digital postcard for Santa. Drag and drop your favourite items from fairy lights, mil and cookies, to presents and lots more to make your own special Christmas postcard for Santa Claus.


Kōhunga Kōrero: Storytimes in
te Reo Māori - at a library near you!

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

Recent additions

Recent Addition

Malala's magic pencil
by Malala Yousafzai.

Visit the Kids Blog for more new things.


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

RBdigital: eMagazines to download and keep

TumbleBooks: online books and comics with read-alongs, games and activities

ComicsPlus: streaming online comics

Star Review

Star Review

Hey Jack! The Robot Blues
by Sally Rippen, reviewed by Reviewed by Isla from Newtown and TKKM o Nga Mokopuna , 7 years old.

He pai ake ngā kākahu o Jack i ngā kākahu o ērā atu tamariki ngā te mea he māeneene ngā kākahu e hoko ana ki te toa .He maha rawa te utu hoki.

Jack's costume is better than the other kids ones because the costumes you buy from the shop are itchy and expensive. 4 stars!

(More kids' reviews!)

What's on

The 12 Storytimes of Christmas!

Wow I can't believe it is that time of year already! Yes Christmas is just around the corner and it is the time when we love to have special Christmas Storytime events at your Libraries, for all the family to enjoy...

Summer Reading Challenge

Are you between 5 and 12 years old? Our Summer Reading Challenge starts 1 December! Click through to see the Summer Reading Booklist and start reserving books! Rules and more information on our Summer Reading Information page

Summer Reading Challenge Booklist

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


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.