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Children's Digital Library

A curated list of digital adventures for children from your Palmerston North City Librarians.
We will be updating this list as we find more exciting things to explore. Check back for new activities. Take a look at all of the Digital Resources. Or check our Facebook page for virtual content and other goodies.

Children's Storytime & Viewing



Discovery Time - Te Manawa Have you heard of boro before? How does a virus spread around? Have you ever worn wooden shoes? Check out these awesome free activities that you can download and enjoy with the whole whānau.

MetKids - The Metropolitan Museum of Art A world of arts - make that many worlds - is ready and waiting for you. Get ready to explore over 5000 years of art from across the globe.

Te Papa at home Explore Te Papa collections from home with puzzles, whānau challenges, surreal activities; you can even bring the colossal squid home with Te Papa's printable activity books.

DOC Children's Conservation Activities Explore your backyard, play games and do crafts with these conservation themed activities.

Read Draw

Read & Write

The World of David Walliams News, videos and downloadable activities from the hilarious world of David Walliams.

Hairy Maclary - Penguin Books New Zealand Out of the gate and off for a walk... Learn more about NZ's favourite four-legged character and his friends. Download the fun activity and birthday party packs.

RNZ Storytime Radio New Zealand's collection of free children's audio books. All written and produced in New Zealand.

Storyline Online Listen to celebrated actors read children’s books with creatively produced illustrations.

Colour & Draw

Dav Pilkey at Home Captain Underpants and Dog Man author and illustrator Dav Pilkey has drawing activities, videos and more.

Glenn Jones Art Colouring & Paper Craft Over 40 free downloadable kiwiana inspired, Glenn Jones designed paper crafts and colouring.



NanoGirl's Lab Enjoy a new science experiment every day with NanoGirl. This requires a subscription. If a subscription isn't in you budget you can apply for free access.

NASA STEM @ Home Space and science themed crafts, experiments, puzzles and games for kids.

Scratch Program your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

TinkerCAD An easy-to-use 3D CAD digital design tool. Design and create 3D models, circuits, and more.

Watch Sing

Watch & Sing

Kath Bee Songs4kids New Zealand Children's Entertainer Kath Bee shares videos of some of her favourite songs.

HeiHei Children's shows, stories, games and music from Aotearoa and around the world that will spark children’s imaginations. From NZ on Air and TVNZ.


School at Home

Any Questions Chat Any questions is closed for the Summer Holidays and will reopen in February. Chat online with a New Zealand Librarian to get help with your school work.

Kauwhata Reo Te Reo Māori educational resources to help you on your journey.

Learning from Home The Ministry of Education's page with learning resources for school-aged children.


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