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!
Ho ho ho! Take a sleigh ride into your local library for our annual festive family storytimes. Find out more information on our Kids Blog.
Check This Out
Google Christmas Village and Santa Tracker Watch vids, do some Christmas coding, play games, and (most importantly) track Santa has he travels around the world on Christmas eve.
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.
Gardening with Emma : grow and have fun : a kid-to-kid guide
by Emma Biggs with help from her dad, Steven Biggs, illustrated by Rob Hodgson
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
Story Box Library: A video library of stories to read along to
Kanopy: streaming movies, including Kanopy Kids
Beemafilm: streaming movies, with Australian and New Zealand content
Summer Reading Challenge
Summer Reading is here — Read, review and win prizes!
Waitohi library celebration!
Help us wish Waitohi rā whānau for turning tahi! There will be events and activities for all ages and interests on Saturday 12 December. Get creative in The Hive makerspace, read in the sun or play outdoor games in the park and courtyard. Plus there are spot prizes, giveaways and competitions!
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.