Upcoming Events for Kids

Regular Programmes

Music and movement sessions aimed to stimulate development of the brain and body for babies 0 – 2 years.

When: Monday 10:30am and 1:30pm
Where: Activity and Learning Space

Preschool Sessions

Hands on fun for kids. Preschool sessions are fun weekly sessions with a story time followed by a craft.

When: Wednesday's 10:30am during the school term
Where: Learning and Activity Space

Giant Board Games

A range of giant versions of board games are out in the Activity Space for families to enjoy.

When: Weekends 10:00am - 3:00pm
Where: Learning and Activity Space

A range of free after school clubs are offered for kids during the school term. Registrations are required.


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The TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking books which help teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love.
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Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video using OverDrive on your computer or smart device. OverDrive is available available 24/7 - the library never closes!

Kids Picks

Latest Kids Picks

Kids Picks are a selection of books recommended for Kids, by Kids. Here are some of our latest recommendations:

Penny the Prolific Pooing Cow by Bruce Potter

Review: Penny poos lots and she pooed on the farmer. Penny is yucky and a bit funny

Rating  ★★★★☆

Review by: Quinn Cooper aged 4

Mrs McGinty and the bizarre plant by Gavin Bishop

Review: Mrs McGinty was sad and the plant cheered her up. I also like how it left me hanging, though I do want to know what happens to the new plants

Rating  ★★★★★

Review by: Jessica Ledington from Otatara School


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Homework Help

A great New Zealand-based site that will connect you to a librarian for online homework help

The Encyclopedia of New Zealand is a comprehensive guide to our peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy and society.

A New Zealand website with a range of science resources.

Find current events, pictures and links to relevant internet resources. 

Kids Contact!

Library Mascot

Phineas is our Library Mascot. He loves hearing from our Library kids about what they are reading, their hobbies and their families. He also loves to hear your ideas about changes we can make to the kids Library. Last year Phineas even recieved artwork  which he hangs in his penguin sized office.