Kids

  • 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 online games for fun, and learn skills for reading and numbers. Have fun!

  • 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

    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

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

  • Kids' Newsletter

    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

    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

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