Auckland Libraries: Kids' collections and services

Kids' collections and services

Ngā Kohinga me ngā ratonga mō ngā taitamariki

​Our libraries offer collections and events for kids of all ages.


Collections for kids

In each library's dedicated children’s area you’ll find:

  • books for kids of all ages
  • jigsaw puzzles
  • comics
  • games
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • school resources.


The children's area is also where children’s activities are held:

  • Wriggle and Rhyme sessions for babies
  • Rhymetime for toddlers
  • Storytime for older pre-schoolers.


Check the events calendar for details. For school-aged kids, we hold large collections:

  • fiction
  • non-fiction
  • ebooks
  • comics.

Homework help

Some libraries run after-school homework centres during term time, offering help with assignments and computers. We also contribute to online homework help service AnyQuestions , run by the Ministry of Education.


Events for kids

You can find kids’ clubs and classes, from robotics to Minecraft, on the events calendar, where we also publish our school holiday programmes.


Collections for teens

We offer teens a wide range:

  • books

  • ebooks

  • magazines

  • graphic novels

  • CDs

  • DVDs

  • console games.


To support high school students we have:

  • NCEA study guides for years 9 to 13

  • Cambridge study guides

  • books of essay writing tips

  • revision help books

  • books on strategies for coping with study and exam stress.

  • homework online resources.


Events for teens and Makerspaces

Check out the events calendar to see what’s on for teens.


Some of our libraries have Makerspaces - areas where you can make all sorts of things, like robots, apps, digital music, and 3D printing. Check your local library webpage to see what’s on offer.


Reading suggestions

Kids and teens new titles lists are updated daily.