Waiamakariri Libraries created an amazing Māori Language Collection called Ako Collection to help you explore and learn more about Te Reo Māori.
A range of apps that make using the library easier.
Grab your library card, remember your PIN number and jump right in!
Waimakariri Heritage website - a place to conserve and curate community memories and taonga.
To assist teachers, Waimakariri Libraries have a feast of resources available to help teachers feed students who are hungry for knowledge.
Challenge yourself to complete five fangtastic challenges over the summer!
Challenge yourself to complete FIVE fangtastic challenges over the summer and you could win one of three spooktacular prize packs!
There will be also runner up and spot prizes. Books can include print and eBooks/eAudiobooks and must be borrowed or downloaded from Waimakariri Libraries and issued on your own library card.
There are three categories:
Adults (18+ years)
Enjoy your summer reading! Library staff are happy to help with suggestions.
Share what you are reading with us on Facebook and Instagram.
Below are some collated resources you can use to help you complete tasks, for each of the different Reading Challenge levels.
All of the below resources are free to use with your library barcode number and PIN. Forgotten your PIN number? Ask at your library or reset online - go to the catalogue, select Login, then forgot PIN.
eBooks & eAudiobooks
Read eBooks for all ages on BorrowBox.
Listen to eAudiobooks for all ages on Borrowbox.
Storybox Library allows storytime to be anytime! Watch and listen to some of your favourite stories being read by Australian and New Zealand storytellers! Reading aloud to children, in particular by diverse and engaging storytellers, greatly improves language and literacy skills, especially in the early years of a child’s development.
eMagazines and eComics
Libby provides access to popular magazines and now also has a great range of eComics which are yours to download and keep. Libby also provides access to more eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Watch Movies and Episodes
Kanopy has over 10,000 titles and with new content added monthly there is something here for everyone! Kanopy Kids provides specific content for children with unlimited access to a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content - from movies, TV series, animated storybooks, to live action, and animated favourites!
New Zealand Geographic has awesome articles, documentaries and information about the people, places and wildlife of New Zealand and surrounding areas, like Antarctica.
Kids eLibrary is a great place to start looking for ideas to complete challenges, particularly for the Primary age group.
Kids Reading has some excellent recommendations for a variety of genres and reading levels.
Library Catalogue - the place to go when you want to track down a book or place a hold.