Whats On at the Library?
Storytimes, reading challenges, crafts and more! Head to our News and Events page to see what's happening at the libraries for children and young adults throughout the Hurunui district.
Need help with homework or school work? Any Questions is a government website staffed by librarians from across New Zealand ready to put their research skills to use and offer assistance.
eBooks and eAudio Books
Libby by Overdrive and Borrowbox are two apps that have a wide range of eBooks and eAudio books. From preschool books to teenage novels both apps are easy to download all you need is your library card details.
Head to our e-resources page to find out more.
Kanopy Kids is a free online streaming service to explore a range of enriching, educational and entertaining content through movies and shows.
With the ability to set up parental controls you can ensure your child is viewing age appropriate content.
Kanopy does not provide the New Zealand classification ratings on individual titles. Head to the Office of Film and Literature's website to find out classifications for Kanopy films. http://www.fvlb.org.nz/nz.
For more information visit Kanopy Kids Help.
Sign in to Kanopy Kids with your library card details
Imagine the best stories being read aloud to you by our favourite storytellers – well that's Story Box Library! We get kids excited about reading, inspire their imaginations and let them have fun with stories, improving their language and literacy skills along the way. With an ever-growing library, suitable for preschool and primary aged children, it really is Storytime, Anytime!
Sign in with your library card.
LOTE4Kids is our new online database of digital books in World Languages, that allows kids to enjoy the magic of books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English). Each book also comes with English translations to help kids learn languages. LOTE4Kids has over 2,000+ digital picture books in 50+ languages, with new books and languages released each month.
- Access LOTE4Kids
- Search for Hurunui District Library on the home page; and
- Login using your library card barcode number
- Select a language, and ENJOY A STORY!
Interesting and Entertaining Links:
- DavidWalliams An amazing website full of fun themed activities to download.
- Digital Escape Rooms Check out the collection of Digital Escape Rooms created by librarians all around the world. These have been put together by our librarian friends at Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes Libraries.
- Interland Interland is an adventure-packed online game that puts the key lessons of digital citizenship and safety into hands-on practice. Play your way to being Internet Awesome.
- NASA fun learning activities for children. STEM based.
- Red Ted Art Over 2500 easy and fun crafts for kids.
- Scratch The worlds largest free coding community for kids and teens
- Storytime by RNZ Listen to New Zealand stories through the Radio New Zealand website. Everything from Hairy Maclary to Tim Tipene.
- Storyline A lovely selection of books read aloud by well known celebrities from around the world.
- Storytimefromspace Books read to your child by astronauts in space.
- TeReoMaoriSingalong Everyday a new book, video, song and activity. Learn Te Reo with your tamariki.