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Children and Young Adults

We are proud to have an extensive collection of items for children and young people here at Napier Libraries, and to also be able to offer programmes and events designed for the younger members of the community.

Children's Library Collection

With our extensive collection of library items for children, which we are continually updating and adding to, Napier Libraries aim to:

  • Foster a love of literature and learning
  • Stimulate the imagination, the creative use of language and an appreciation of art
  • Encourage children to develop a lifelong habit of reading for pleasure and information
  • Develop children’s knowledge of language and ability to read fluently
  • Enable children to expand their knowledge
  • Stimulate children’s critical faculties.

Our Children’s Library Collection is made up of

Picture books and board books
Beginner readers
Puzzle books
Junior fiction (chapter books for children of 6 to 8 years)
Children's illustrated fiction (Sophisticated picture books)
Senior fiction (chapter books for 9 to 14 year-old readers)
Senior quickreads (Short books with sophisticated storylines and simple reading levels)
Children's comics
Children's non-fiction
Children's Maori collection
Children's audio-visual (including DVDs, Book and CD sets and CD talking books)
Jigsaws and puzzles

Children's Magazines

Young Adults' Library Collection

Napier Libraries aim to create vibrant and welcoming spaces where young people feel comfortable working, studying, and engaging in library collections and services for their recreation. A big part of our youth-focus is our Young Adults Collection.

The Young Adult Library Collection is made up of

Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Non-Fiction (Study guides and school syllbus-related materials)
Young Adult Comics

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Oxford Reference Online
If you need an excellent dictionary or encyclopaedia this Premium Collection includes a superb range of Oxford titles, updated regularly with an expanding range of key titles in the acclaimed Oxford Companions and Oxford Dictionaries series, plus the Visual English Dictionary, the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and new heavily illustrated natural history titles such as the Encyclopaedia of Mammals.
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New times & days for Baby Bounce, Story Time, Lego and Minecraft!
The children’s programmes are getting a new day and time commencing 11th February 2020. Whether your littlie loves Baby Bounce, you have a pre-schooler who lives for Story Time or a schoolchild who partakes in Minecraft or Lego….please note the new days and times for all of these programmes!
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Progress made on Napier Library project
The new Napier Library is growing closer to becoming a reality with due diligence on the top three sites having been completed.
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