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NZCYA Finalists announced

2022 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

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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!
StaffStorytime

Staff Storytime

Watch our staff read some of their favourite stories.

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What's hot? - The Boss Baby: Back in Business

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Read the original picture book by Marla Frazee while you wait for Season 5 to be released on Netflix.

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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!

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Children's Newsletter

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Sign up to receive our quarterly Children's Newsletter with updates about our school holiday activities, interviews with children's authors, book recommendations and much more!

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Homework Help

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Any Questions is a free online school and homework help website where you can chat online with a friendly librarian.

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Speak Maaori for Kids

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Let's memorise commonly used Te reo words and phrases!

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The BiblioFiles for Children

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Delve into our collections and discover your next read with our new blog highlighting some good picks for your next read!

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Click and Collect

Did you know you can 'Click and Collect' junior and preschooler book packs?

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Kits - Play and Enjoy!

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Get ready to open a world full of fun and imagination!

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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!

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Colouring Pages

Get ready to have some colouring fun with Hamilton Libraries free printable colouring pages.

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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.

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