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Do you want to be a 2021 student librarian?
Please email email@example.com if you would like to be a student librarian in 2021. We have an application form for you to complete and we are looking forward to having a great team to make 2021 a wonderful year for the library and for you.
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Cinderella panto time!
Wellington City Libraries is launching its very own poetry journal for kids and teens — Tūhono! All throughout the month of November, they will be accepting submissions of poetry from young writers aged 5 – 18 in Wellington City. Submit your poem here on the submissions link and you will be published in their online publication
There will be regular sessions of 'Speak up'- keep alert for future meetings. Watch this space!
New story from J K Rowling
J K Rowling's new story 'The Ickabog' on line here!
word of the day
E rima ngā rūma moe o tōku whare.
There are five bedrooms in my house.
ONLINE graphic books for you!!
Here is a great site for your Graphic novel reading
ask a question of a librarian
Need some help with your inquiry? Go ahead and ask a librarian. They are online to help out live 10am-6pm Here
Billie B. competition Brown
Are you a Billie B. reader? Then sign up for the activities, worksheets and fun events planned over the next few weeks. Get your care giver to help you. Use your initials when you sign up (online safety is always important) Here
YNZW has two writing competitions each year - Beyond ... for intermediate students and Write Off Line for secondary students. Winners and short listed pieces are also publish as a part of an anthology which are launched at our annual Young NZ Writers' Day Out. Keep your eye out on our home page for 2020 detail (entries open in February 2020)
New Magazine subscription!
wellbeing, mindfulness, creativity, escaping
If you're interested in these topics then this is the mag for you!
Have a look here for Good online
Other magazines for you!
THE ECONOMIST, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, BBC HISTORY, TIME
These are a few of the magazines we have in the QMC library.
If you would like access to The Economist please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will give you username and password
A science podcast for kids! Here
'A velocity of being'
'The velocity of reading' is a beautiful book that is coming to our library soon. Some of today's most wonderful culture-makers — writers, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers — reflect on the joys of reading, how books broaden and deepen human experience, and the ways in which the written word has formed their own character. On the page facing each letter, there is an illustration by an artist- it's a visual feast!
Reading improves your happiness..
Read more on mental health and its connection to reading
top 10 book must reads
Kids' Lit Quiz 2021
Breakfast book club
We will be recruiting for keen readers for our teams in the Kids' Lit Quiz in 2021. So get reading and get a head start on the competition!
The BBC! Breakfast Bookclub for middle school, Times for this in 2021 will be available soon.
understanding race and ethnicity
Come and find a book to read and you'll be enlightened on the subject of race, diversity and relationships. We've pulled out a selection for you and hope you'll enjoy a great book from our library collection.
new book- be the first to read it!
Michelle Obama reads..
Did you know that "former first lady Michelle Obama is hosting virtual read-alongs every Monday for the next four weeks. Each Monday, Mrs. Obama will choose a different children's book to read live at 12:00 p.m. on the PBS KIDS and Penguin Random House social media pages." Here is the link to her reading of The Gruffalo
“Everyone should be able to do one card trick, tell two jokes, and recite three poems, in case they are ever trapped in an elevator.”
― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish
wellington city library
As a Wellington City Libraries member you have free and unlimited access to over 3500 online tutorials and courses via Lynda.com. Learn leadership skills, how to use software like Dreamweaver or Photoshop or even to promote a business through Facebook – and much more besides.
The courses are delivered by tutors who are both experts in their field and know how to teach. Added features allow for searching across courses, curated playlists and individual access enabling course progress to be saved.
All you have to do is login to Lynda.com with your library card details, set up a Lynda account to keep a course log, and then start learning!
more from the wellington city library:
Write and draw a graphic memoir of your childhood
Find out more here
Are you wanting to do some cool science at home?
Check out these ideas from the Cawthorn institute
TVNZ on demand stories
Listen to these much loved stories by some of New Zealands well known personalities. Goodnight stories that are sure to make you smile! Here
REminder! - online resources available from WCL
If you have a library card you have access to 60 newspapers from around the world Here as well as all the other resouces the library offers
Get a card now, online, if you don't have one Here
Become the champion-pikelet-maker, an expert-afghan-baker or an award-winning-pizza-creator.
With the iconic illustrated step-by-step layout of the original EDMONDS JUNIOR COOKBOOK, you'll find it super easy to learn to cook these classic New Zealand recipes.
From breakfast through to dessert and all the meals and snacks in between, this collection of over 90 recipes will be the beginning of a life long love of baking and cooking.here
checkout NZ NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC for kids-
FREE FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE!
This is a really fun web site! So many crazy facts, competitions and photos to make you laugh here
Click on the link to listen to David Walliams tell his story!!
Find out stuff!! science for you:
A science podcast for kids. Answering your burning questions and showing the wonders of discovery. By RNZ & Nanogirl Labs Ltd. Made possible by the RNZ/NZ On Air Innovation Fund. Here
Pre-School in the library
Pre-school visit Monday 10 am and Friday 10am
Reading and loving books starts now!
Get your writing published!
Are you a budding writing? Send your work to Toitoi and if accepted youir work will be published and illustrated.
Student Support Programmes
QMC has a new website dedicated to sharing news, opportunities, information, and advice on student learning support, further education, and career pathways.
There are fantastic opportunities here for writers, creators, performers, budding entrepreneurs!
Please click here to be taken to the website.
Are you wanting to read for relaxation but are finding it hard to make time? We have the answer- 'quick reads'. We have recently bought some latest publications that are recommended as
'great, short reads'.
Come to the library and kick-start your 2019 reading now!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
3 easy ways to reduce use of plastic -
1. Take a canvas/cotton tote bag with you when you pop to the shops or library
2. Stop using plastic straws
3. Use a steel drink bottle.
Consider getting an Audio Book....
Wellington City Libraries eLibrary provides access to eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines, online databases and digitised heritage, catalogues and storytime videos. Make sure you have joined the Wellington City Library to take advantage of all of these resources.
Need some science in your life?