Young People

Porirua Tamariki can have their own Junior library membership card. This Children's Library card can access books, puzzles, DVD's, eBooks, eAudiobooks, streamed eMovies, plus Young Adult fiction reads.

Porirua Tamariki can have their own Junior library membership card. This Children's Library card can access books, puzzles, DVD's, eBooks, eAudiobooks, streamed eMovies, plus Young Adult fiction reads.

Cook Island Language week.

Download the colouring in competition PDF below.

ENTRIES in by 7 August.

👉Check out the T&C's

👉Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki Āirani Cook Island Language week (3).pdf

Kids audio 📚🎧

What's better than having a book read to you or reading one to someone else? Having a bestselling author or award-winning actor read it to you on one of our audio books! We have a huge collection of audio books – from picture books to chapter books on CD. The audio collection also includes a wide range of albums of kids music and creative visualisation CDs.

👉 eBooks and eAudiobooks for online books.

Getting a library card for your child

Children (under 16) can have their own library cards.

Junior membership

Children can borrow as many items as they wish (and can manage). The guarantor needs to come to the library with ID and proof of address to sign the child up, but doesn't need to be a member themselves. The card will be sent out in the post.

👉 Online Registration Form


Children and young people 

Our younger tamariki will enjoy gorgeous picture books and the thrill of conquering chapter books, while our teens explore the more challenging Young Adult collection. Our branch librarians select books from the children's collection to meet the needs and interests of their community, and love nothing better than a chat with our young friends. We don't stamp the books anymore, but our youngest customers keep the tradition alive by getting stamped themselves.

Fiction 📚

Our children's collection ranges from board books for babies, through to picture books (from wordless to sophisticated), emergent readers, look-and-finds (like Where's Wally?), comics, rite-of-passage series like Harry PotterThe Chronicles of Narnia, and Percy Jackson, and other popular series, such as Liz Pichon's Tom Gates, Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the James Patterson Middle School books. 

Facts 📖

Kids can separate the real deal from the "alternative facts" with our extensive non-fiction collection, and librarians, who are trained in the fine art of extracting the facts and inspiration kids need from it. 

Movies 🎥

There is a selection of children's DVDs available in the general collection, a bargain at $2 each, for seven days. 

or Free movies from👉Beamafilm

👉full guide to Beamafilm

Puzzles & play 🧩

Our puzzles and games collection has something for everyone from babies to grannies: safe first puzzles, tray puzzles of your favourite characters from Toy Story and Frozen and more, charades, card games, mini Wasgijs, brain teasers, and much more. Games and puzzles help foster mathematical skills, perseverance, decision making, and cooperation – plus, it feels great to play!

Things to do

Story world for preschoolers

Story World

[Library group events POSTPONED till Alert level 1- then its back to.. ] Let us be your guide into Story World, we read the best books aloud, and extend engagement with a simple craft activity for pre-schoolers

[POSTPONED till Alert level 1- then its back to.. ] City Centre Library, 10.45am, Wednesdays & Fridays, term time
Baby band

Baby Band

[Library group events POSTPONED till Alert level 1- then its back to.. ] Come along for a tuneful, sociable time with your babies, get with the band! Lift your voice and boogie with your babies.

[POSTPONED till Alert level 1- then its back to.. ] City Centre Library, 10.30am, Thursdays, school term time