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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

Seaweek 2017 Healthy Seas, Healthy People!

We are already in the middle of February, and that means Seaweek 2017 is fast approaching! Seaweek will begin on Saturday 25 February, and run through until Sunday 5 March. Started in 1992 by The New Zealand Association for Environment Education, Seaweek is held in late February each year...

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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 inquiries. 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

Explore Te Ao Māori

Recent additions

Recent Addition

The Book of Heroines: tales of history's gutsiest gals
by Stephanie Warren Drimmer

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

A collection of Rudyard Kipling's Just so stories

A collection of Rudyard Kipling's Just so stories. Reviewed by Sam from Tawa, 10 years old.

I thought these stories were very similar because they were all about an animal, and most of the stories were telling how that animal got a feature of its body,like how the elephant got its trunk. This book was very much fun to read. I’ve only given it three stars because it was a bit repetitive. My favourite story was about the rhino because it was very humourous. 3 stars.

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What's on

Chinese Language Storytimes

Free monthly storytimes at Karori Library

These fun storytimes will run on the last Thursday of each month at 3.30pm, starting on 26th Jan. Perfect for Chinese language speakers or those wanting to learn.

Find out more.

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.