Animals at the library

The eagle-eyed among you might have spotted a theme in our school holiday events - toy animal sleepover, making owls, snakes on a plain - yes, we will be busy with animal-themed programmes and activities.

If your kids enjoy watching the wildlife, there are plenty of books and DVDs in our collection as well as the following resources:

Animal names

Find out the words for male, female, child and groups of different types of animal.

New Zealand birds and animals

New Zealand has an amazing amount of wildlife, we've collected some facts and resources in New Zealand birds and animals.

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National Geographic Kids

Learn about the natural world us with National Geographic Kids magazine online. Have a browse of the animal-related titles available in this collection.


There's a collection of Children's animals eAudiobooks and eBooks on OverDrive for Kids.

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