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The Digital Library is always open! We bring you lists and information about eAudiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines, online newspapers, learning tools, streaming movies and music - so you can enjoy the #LibraryFromHome.

The digital library is always open

If you have an internet connection - you have the library at home! 1000s of eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, mags, online courses, & more.

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Read Local: Great New Zealand eBooks from Wheelers

Thinking about what to read over the summer? Read local with New Zealand eBooks on Wheelers ePlatform.

Bookworms Book Club: The Snow Sister

Bookworms Book Club, uLibrary's kids bookclub for young listeners has a great new eAudiobook for December, The Snow Sister by Emma Carroll.

Talking Books Book Club: The Christmas Egg by Mary Kelly

Talking Books Book Club from uLibrary has a great eAudiobook for December, The Christmas Egg: A seasonal mystery by Mary Kelly.

Filipino fan language

Who would have thought that a simple abaniko/fan could convey one’s thoughts and emotions? Hayley explains its history and meaning.

See the winners in our RNZB Sleeping Beauty competitions

Here are the winners in our two competitions to win tickets to RNZB's The Sleeping Beauty at the Isaac Theatre Royal.

Sipa: A Beloved Filipino Game

Crystal talks about the traditional Filipino game Sipa.

Fijian salusalu craft - Fijian Language Week

Salusalu is Fijian for necklace/garland. Tiresa shows how to make a simple version of your own.

Talking Books Book Club: The Nancys

Talking Books Book Club from uLibrary has a great new title for October, The Nancys, by R.W.R. McDonald.

Bookworms Book Club: Where The World Turns Wild - Oct 2020

Bookworms Book Club, uLibrary's kids bookclub has a great new eAudiobook for October, Where the World Turns Wild by Nicola Penfold.

Filipino Traditional Clothing: Barong Tagalog & Baro’t Saya

Find out about Filipino traditional clothing and make your own Filipino Paper Dolls.


Amber introduces this history of Chinese traditional clothing and show how to make origami clothes.

Your Ōtautahi Christchurch Story - STEAM Lab Online

This month’s challenge - Beaulah shows you how to contribute your own stories and images to the library’s Discovery Wall!

Fun Woven Paper Placemat Holiday Challenge

Weaving paper placemats is a fun, fast and easy craft to make for kids and parents to do and enjoy together.

Tuvaluan Ili Craft - Tuvalu Language Week

Tālofa. Enjoy this Tuvaluan Ili Craft in Tuvalu Language Week Vaiaso o te ‘Gana Tuvalu.

Challenges for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2020 - E oho

During Te wiki o te reo Māori we will be sharing a Māori phrase a day along with suggested activities or challenges inspired by each phrase.

Kōrero Whīwhiwhi – Te Reo Māori Tongue Twisters

Try these Te Reo Māori word games - designed to keep minds quick and tongues sharp.

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Reading from home - eMagazines

NZ Magazines back on RBdigital!

We are delighted with the return of some of our most popular New Zealand Magazines, now available on RBdigital.

New Titles: Selector Picks - RBDigital eMagazines - October

Have look at the new RBdigital eMagazines recently added to our collection. Many of these are also available in print.


Hong's Chinese language post shows how to access Chinese language books, eBooks and eMagazines for children.

Magazines while you wait

Bring your own magazines for that waiting room, or hairdressers appointment with RBdigital magazines.
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