Wellington City Libraries

Te Matapihi Ki Te Ao Nui


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

Chinese Storytime at Johnsonville Library.

Come and join us for a fun and interactive Mandarin Storytime with Chinese stories, songs and rhymes. Children and care-givers who speak Mandarin, or use Mandarin as a second language will love these new sessions.

Star website

DK Find Out!

DKfindout! is an online encyclopedia for kids that is perfect for help with homework. It covers all sorts of topics and has helpful sections on history, dinosaurs, the human body, maths/English, computer coding, science and the earth! Dorling Kindersley publishes a fantastic range of reference books for children that we love in the library and we think you will find this website very useful and fun to explore.


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

Three Cheers for Women!
by Marcia Williams.

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

ComicsPlus: streaming online comics

Star Review

Star Review

Especially Amelia /b>
by Candy Harper, reviewed by Gabriella from Johnsonville and , 10 years old.

I LOOOVED this book it is amazing! The Stawberry sisters series was recommended to me from a friend, and it is EPIC! Thanks so much! (Note: There are three books in the series, Perfectly Ella, Especially Amelia and completely Chloe. The author is Candy Harper). Anyway, I liked Especially Amelia because it was funny and interesting and really hooked me in...! 5 stars!

(More kids' reviews!)

What's on

April School Holidays

Spin a Sphero, make music, code a cart, and rock with a robot! Free coding and robotics events for ages 6+.

Find out where and when your nearest session is at the What's On page.

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


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.