• AudioBook Cloud

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    Listen online to audio books! There are over 1,160 books here – always available, never on hold, and no need to download. To see the list of the Children's audiobooks click on the Children link in the top bar of the website. Connect to the internet. Browse. Click. Listen. It's easy!

  • Busy Things

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    Play our amazing, colourful and quirky online games, they are a fun way to play while learning new skills for reading, numeracy and creativity. Suitable for ages 3 to 11. Have fun!

  • Hoopla Digital

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    hoopla digital allows you to borrow MOVIES, MUSIC, AUDIOBOOKS, EBOOKS, COMICS and TV SHOWS to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Download the hoopla digital App from your App Store to use on mobile devices or go to to get started. There are hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. Audiobooks, eBooks and Comics are available for 21-day loans, Music for 7-day loans and Movies and TV Shows for 3-day loans. You may borrow up to 10 titles a month.

  • Kanopy Kids

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    Kanopy Kids has unlimited access to a wide selection of educational and entertaining content that range across movies, TV Series, animated storybooks, live action and animated favourites for children of all ages. You need a Kanopy account to access Kanopy Kids, and a parent or guardian must create the account.

  • PK Mag

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    Check out PK Magazine for primary aged kids. It's awesome! You'll find reviews for cool books, jokes, fun facts and a chance to win stuff.

  • Sites We Like

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    Check out these great sites for interest or entertainment - from storytelling and author's sites to sites offering activities, games, coding and learning pathways.

  • Homework Help

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    Try AnyQuestions for real time, real person, real help with your schoolwork, Monday to Friday 1pm to 6pm term-time.

  • Kids' Newsletter

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    Find out what's new and what's cool with our latest newsletters. While the Picture Books newsletter offers suggestions for our 0-8 year old readers, the Kids' Books newsletter lists fun and fascinating fiction (and nonfiction) for ages 8 - 11, while Teen Scene will suit high school readers - and of course we have Tween Reads for those in between! Find our Kids Newsletter Archives here.

  • Storytime

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    Storytimes are held at Timaru, Temuka and Geraldine Libraries. Young children and their caregivers are welcome to join the fun.

  • School Holiday Programme Booking Procedure

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    There is now a booking system for attending School Holiday Programmes at the Children's Library in Timaru and Geraldine Library.