Kids & Teens

School Holiday Programme

The end of the term is drawing near and so is our next holiday programme!

Book now to travel back in time and voyage around the world at your local library this October.

Details here

Story Time & Wriggle and Rhyme

Many of our libraries host weekly Story Time sessions for pre-schoolers and Wriggle & Rhyme for babies. This is a great chance to come along and experience music and movement with your baby while meeting other parents, or immerse your kids in reading and encourage a lifelong love of books. Please contact your local library for details, or find sessions here.

Reading to Dogs

Book your child in to read with visiting therapy dogs in a peaceful and supportive environment. More here.

Wanaka Kids Art Club and Wanaka Lego Club

Fun, creative, after-school sessions for primary aged children. More here.

Hell Reading Challenge

Hell Reading Challenge registration is open for 2018!

Pop in to Queenstown or Arrowtown libraries with the kids to sign up, and get reading to enjoy your free pizza. Full details here.


Read It 

Qldc KidsBob's Books Blog

Bob wants you to read and he knows his stuff. Bob Docherty loves encouraging Kiwi kids to read and his popular blog offers in depth reviews of a range of children’s and young adults books.  



Guardian Children’s Books

This site is written by children for children. You’ll find reviews of kids and teens books for all ages and abilities, as well as author interviews, quizzes and much more. 


Homework Helpany_questions


The real time reference service for NZ school students manned by a posse of public librarians here in New Zealand. The online librarians at help you find useful, accurate, online information.



Topic Explorer

A searchable database full of resources that support the NZ curriculum. This is a prototype database from the National Library curated by the National Library, organised by the topics YOU are studying.



Awesome_storiesAwesome stories

History up close! Enjoy an interactive learning experience as you see thousands of hand-selected and relevant links to pictures, slide-shows, videos and audio-clips.