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!
Hey kids! Check out the latest junior non fiction in the library. Books featured in this post include information about Everest and animals, books to keep you entertained, as well as help you with your maths homework and a movie guide long in the making that will give you insight to the world of the How to train your Dragon movie franchise.Enjoy!
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Young Ocean Explorers In honour of Sea Week 2019 (2 - 10 March), you should check out the Young Ocean Explorers website, and find the answer to that age-old question 'Where do creatures poo in the ocean?'
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.
Cardboard creations: open-ended exploration with recycled materials
by Barbara Rucci.
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
The Central Library is closed
From 20th March 2019 the Wellington Central Library is closed. Please keep checking our website homepage for updates. Branch libraries are not affected.
NEW Let's Go Lego clubs
Starting in Term 1 2019, Newtown and Miramar Libraries will be starting a monthly afterschool Lego Club. Suitable for ages 5+ with caregivers/parents, registration not required.
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.