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.

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.


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.


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.


Bee's Booklist

  • Bee’s Book List, an informal guide to a few of the best books on frequently asked for topics.

It is not an exhaustive, but it is a good resource to have at ones fingertips

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. 

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!