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
David Walliams is in the Top 10 again for adventures set in Lord Funt Hospital. You can hear David Walliams read the start of the book on his website. Do you have a talent for comedy? Well… now you can pit your jokes against Raj from the Demon Dentist! Or, you could make us laugh! Leave a joke in the comments =)
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 enquiries. 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!
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
Zinio: eMagazines to download and keep
TumbleBooks: online books and comics with read-alongs, games and activities
ComicsPlus: streaming online comics
April School Holiday Fun!
These school holidays we are going to be worming our way into the world of bugs, through games, fun facts, microscopes and crafts. So fly down to your local library and join in with some of the fun, free activities we have on offer, during the April school holidays.
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.