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

5 New Non-Fiction for Term 2

Hi Kids! Here's some more new non fiction just been added to the Children's collection. Books that will keep you entertained for the start of term 2. Enjoy!

Star website

Tech Week 19-27 May 2018

We live at a time where the next generation will be fluent in the language of digital technologies, which this series of kids-focused tech events celebrates. From after-school gaming club to robot-building workshops and hackathons for kids, there's no end of educational tech fun to be had this Techweek'18.

Tamariki

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

Coding for kids : create your own videogames with Scratch
by Coder Kids.

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

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

The Scroll of Alexandria
by Dan Metcalf, reviewed by Kohaya, 9 years old.

I really liked this book. It is about a girl called Lottie Lipton and her friends Reg and her Uncle Bert. The head of the British museum wants to sell all of the books in the library but Lottie and the friends are sure that the books have to stay in the library. Can they find evidence? Or will the books be gone forever? This book is fictional but it also teaches you about codes and history. 4 stars!

(More kids' reviews!)

What's on

Let's Go Lego!

Let's Go Lego is coming to Khandallah!

More exciting news in the world of Let's Go Lego! The programme is finally coming back to Khandallah Library! Sessions are held on the first Friday of every month at 3.30pm. No need to book, and it'™s totally free - just turn up on the day and have fun!

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

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.