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!
Its time to build, create, educate and innovate with the latest junior non fiction books. With STEAM, (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), learning on the rise, these book are perfect to inspire play and interest in science, technology, engineering, arts, mathmatics and coding and help kids develop the skills needed to do well in education, designing, problem solving and teamwork...
Check This Out
Download this great new free Te Reo app from iTunes. The app's catchphrase is 'take a photo, learn a language' and its concept is pretty simple, you take a photo of something with your phone, then Kupu scans the image and tells you the name of the object in te reo Māori. Give it a go!
Kōhunga Kōrero: Storytimes in
te Reo Māori - at a library near you!
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.
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
School Holiday Fun
There are over 40 free events happening in libraries across Wellington City, including dance and diorama workshops with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, family movies, Lego, puppet making, and stop-motion animation. Head to the Library Event Calendar to find out when and where.
CRAFTerschool at Miramar, Tawa and Johnsonville Libraries is a free art and craft session for school-aged children. Come along and get stuck into activities such as drawing, beading, origami, mask making, and more. Make friends with other crafty kids!
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.