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Short Story Competition by Lingogo

Matariki Short Story Competition

Submit by midnight Wednesday 30 June

Online

Write a short story about Matariki in 50-400 words. Submissions can be in te reo Māori or English. You can win $200 for yourself and get your story published on Lingogo. Plus, you can win a Lingogo subscription for your school!

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New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Winners will be announced on Wednesday 11 August

Check out the finalists for the 2021 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. What a line up!

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Trash Truck Now on Netflix

What's hot? - Trash Truck

All Libraries

Based on the Netflix original series and inspired by a true story, this picture book is perfect for little fans of big trucks!

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uLIBRARY Bookworms Book Club

This month's eAudiobook is 'Mo, Lottie and the Junkers' by Jennifer Killick. Login to uLIBRARY for access to the Bookworms Book Club.

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Children Reading

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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The BiblioFiles for Children

Online

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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Homework Help

Online

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

Online

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

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Click and Collect

All Libraries

Did you know you can 'click and collect' junior and preschooler book packs?

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Kits - Play and Enjoy!

All Libraries

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

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Summer Reading Programme

Summer Reading Program

The Great New Zealand Tiki Tour is now over but you can still check out our book lists, online activities and games until next time!

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What to read next?

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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Parents, Caregivers and Teachers

Find resources and activities that can help children become an engaged reader, including literacy adventure packs, themed booklists, nonfiction resources, summer reading suggestions and 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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Upcoming kids' events

Lil Steamers

Li'l STEAMers

Tuesday 22 June

3:30pm - 4:30pm
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The LAB

Wednesday 23 June

3:30pm - 4:30pm
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