Tamariki – Kids

Tamariki - Kids

A guide to the library for tamariki - what's new, homework help, and fun & games.

Welcome to school at home

Some ideas from our Digital Library to help with school at home.

Homework help

AnyQuestions

Free online homework help to New Zealand school students. Log on to the website from 1pm to 6pm Monday to Friday during the school year.

Many Answers

Many Answers is a place where you can search for answers to popular questions asked on AnyQuestions.

LiveOnline

Get answers to questions & help using eResources. LiveOnline operates 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, & 9.30am to 5pm Saturday & Sunday.

Recommended

New for Tamariki

eResources for Tamariki

Gale Interactive Science

Explore science from every angle. Authoritative, high-quality digital content is paired with interactive 3D models.

Story Box Library

The best place for children to watch celebrated stories read aloud by our favourite storytellers. It's storytime, anytime!

Britannica Library Kids

Colourful and easy to use interactive online version of the Encyclopædia Britannica. Safe and accurate information for primary level.

Featured topics

Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids is a collection of movies and shows for kids.

Online Reo Māori resources for tamariki

This list focuses on some great Māori online resources to entertain your tamariki at home.

Activity books for kids in eBook format

Educational and engaging eBooks full of interesting activities for kids.

#LibraryFromHome

Ngā Whāinga – Challenges – HAKA

This school holidays, our Māori Services team bring you activities for tamariki. Today: Ngā Whāinga – Challenges - HAKA

Ngā Whāinga – Challenges – WAIATA

This school holidays, our Māori Services team bring you activities for tamariki. Today: Ngā Whāinga – Challenges - WAIATA

Teddy Bears!

Going on a bear hunt through our collection!

Lockdown activities

Be inspired by some activities captured in our digital heritage collection that you could attempt with your bubble during our Lockdown.

eBook picture books about pets

A collection of picture books all about pets. All of these are available as eBooks so borrow them from the comfort of home.

No waitlist on Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

For the month of April you can read or listen to the first Harry Potter novel whenever you want. And it's available in 21 languages.

The Adventures of Library Susan

Star of storytimes at Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre, Library Susan, has fun at home with heaps of activities and great kids resources.

Ngā Whāinga – Challenges for Tamariki

This school holidays, our Māori Services team bring you activities for tamariki.

Ngā Whāinga – Challenges – TAONGA PUORO

This school holidays, our Māori Services team bring you activities for tamariki. Today: Ngā Whāinga – Challenges - TAONGA PUORO

Maths resources for families stuck at home

Here is a non-exhaustive list of some online places where you can find help with maths education, which you can access from home.

Ngā Whāinga – Challenges - WHAKAIRO

This school holidays, our Māori Services team bring you activities for tamariki. Today: Ngā Whāinga – Challenges - Whakairo

Ngā Whāinga – Challenges - MANU-TUKUTUKU

This school holidays, our Māori Services team bring you activities for tamariki. Today: Ngā Whāinga – Challenges - MANU-TUKUTUKU.

#LibraryFromHome: Using OverDrive for fun whānau reading

Picture books, easy readers, and beginning chapter books for 3 to 8 year olds. Classics, activities, and more.

Odd socks? Put on a sock puppet play!

Valerie suggests online resources to help inspire you in making puppets from odd socks - a great way to keep kids entertained at home.

도서관이 우리 집에도 있어요

제한된 공간에서 오랜 시간을 아이들과 함께 힘드시죠? 쉽고 재미있게 방문할 수있는 Christchurch 시립 도서관이 여러분 곁에있습니다.

Welcome to school at home

Some ideas from our Digital Library to help with school at home.

Picture books newsletter

Picture books newsletter

Fun reading for the young children in your life - subscribe to our monthly picture books newsletter and find out what's new.

Kids' books newsletter

Kids' books newsletter

Our latest kids' books newsletter has titles that will excite young minds and foster a love of reading.

Staff picks

도서관이 우리 집에도 있어요

제한된 공간에서 오랜 시간을 아이들과 함께 힘드시죠? 쉽고 재미있게 방문할 수있는 Christchurch 시립 도서관이 여러분 곁에있습니다.

Book review: Wheels by Sally Sutton

Kids love books about vehicles like Sally Sutton's latest, Wheels. Missbeecrafty recommends some other great vehicular picture books.

Extra-ordinary princess stories

Princesses who did not follow the rules! Girls who refused to sit around waiting for a prince to rescue them, and did it themselves instead.

Te Ao Māori for tamariki

Te Ao Māori for tamariki

Kia ora. Here are some ka pai Māori resources for tamariki. Get crafty, read and learn Te Reo Māori, and explore.

Kids' Treaty Zone

Meet Whetū Marama and her Koro (grandfather) as they find out about Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Te Whata Raki

Come and discover our online world Te Whata Raki.

Discover the Library

Non-Fiction

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