In the Spotlight
2022 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
The finalists have been announced! These awards are a unique celebration of New Zealand’s children’s authors and illustrators. Winners will be announced in August.Check out the shortlisted books!
Watch our staff read some of their favourite stories.Read more
What's hot? - The Boss Baby: Back in Business
Read the original picture book by Marla Frazee while you wait for Season 5 to be released on Netflix.Read more
What to read next?
All Libraries and online
In addition to all kinds of books, we have puzzles, DVDs, CDs, magazines, board books for babies, readers, talking books, graphic novels, eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines!Read more
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Any Questions is a free online school and homework help website where you can chat online with a friendly librarian.Read more
Speak Maaori for Kids
Let's memorise commonly used Te reo words and phrases!Read more
The BiblioFiles for Children
Delve into our collections and discover your next read with our new blog highlighting some good picks for your next read!Read more
Click and Collect
Did you know you can 'Click and Collect' junior and preschooler book packs?Read more
Kits - Play and Enjoy!
Get ready to open a world full of fun and imagination!Read more
What to read next?
Struggling with what to read next? Find out something cool in the library catalogue! We have tons of good books, puzzles, kits, DVDs, magazines, graphic novels and much more!Read more
Get ready to have some colouring fun with Hamilton Libraries free printable colouring pages.Read more
Parents, Caregivers and Teachers
Find resources and activities that can help children become an engaged reader, including literacy advice, themed booklists, suggestions for early readers, information on events and more.Read more