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Winter Reading Programme 2024

Friday 21 June - Sunday 21 July

Hamilton City Libraries

This winter we have an exciting reading programme for all age groups!

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Bookworms Book Club

May 2024: The Myriad Mysteries of Eartha Quicksmith by Loris Owen

June 2024: Mia and the Lightcasters by Janelle McCurdy

Bookworms Book Club is uLIBRARY’s dedicated eAudio book club for younger listeners. A world first, Bookworms allows children to enjoy the same audiobook at the same time and discuss it not only with members of their own library, but with Bookworms members around the world.

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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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Homework Help


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


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

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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!

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Click and Collect

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

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Library of Things - He Kohikohinga Taonga Collection

All Libraries

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

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Winter Reading Programme 2024

This winter we have an exciting reading programme for all age groups! If you're between 5-12 years old, ask your parent to sign you up at one of our libraries from Friday 21 June.

Info on Winter Reading Programme

Win a family pass!

Badjelly the Witch, the much-loved, utterly loony classic, is this year’s Glow Show at Clarence Street Theatre!
Download the colouring sheet and get creative with your colouring pencils and pens. You can also pick up a colouring sheet from any of our library branches. Submit your work to any of our libraries for a chance to win a family pass. 
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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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