Summertime Reading

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Summertime Reading

Get ready for a summer filled with stories, adventures, and endless imagination!

Your favourite stories can travel with you throughout summer, whether you're at the pool with friends, in the park with whānau, or chilling out at home - take stories with you and enjoy them with others. Discover exciting reads, eBooks, audiobooks and magazines at our libraries - join today!

Join us this summer as we bring the magic of reading and storytelling to cool places like parks, pools, playgrounds, and your local library. Plus, keep an eye out for our library van - it might just pop up at your favourite hangouts.

Whether you attend a Summertime Reading event, pick up a book from your local library or download a book online to take with you on your adventures, let your imagination come to life.

Stories come to life at the library. Nau mai tauti mai.

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Recommended reads

Best of 2023 for Kids and Teens

Our selectors choose the best new titles for tamariki and rangatahi for 2023. Find books that excite, enthuse, enthral and inform.

Reading Recommendations for Tamariki

Librarians recommend the best books for tamariki on a variety of topics - fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, & more for kids of all ages.

Reading Recommendations - Teens

Explore fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, rainbow reads and more - all made for rangatahi. Find your next favourite read at the library.



Elmer's Ōtautahi Elephant Trail 25 Nov 2023-18 February 2024

Elmer's Ōtautahi Elephant Trail features 30 large elephants, designed by professional & emerging artists. Elmer HQ is at Tūranga!

Join us for school holiday fun and learning

We have bookable programmes & free activities on in libraries in the April school holidays. Bookings open now!
WitchOfTheWastes said:

Who knew a book about a young trans kid dealing with the death of their only friend who is also the only other trans person they knew would hurt so much…

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