Struggling to keep your teen children occupied with great learning experiences during lockdown? Auckland Council has got you covered with many helpful options
So clear the kitchen table and get out the devices – keep them motivated with online resources that help them succeed with their schoolwork while schools are closed.
Digital safe spaces
Auckland Council Libraries databases for kids and teens mean you can rest easy – with no ads, up-to-date information, that’s organised and secure, they can study safely while you get on with your day.
Your Auckland Council Libraries free membership gives you full access – just log in with your library card and password or PIN, and jump right in.
No library card? No worries! Sign up for a free eMembership for full access to our eResources, all from the comfort of your own home. It takes less than 3 mins.
Try this selection for starters:
News, current affairs and history
Great resources to find out about things going on in the world from trusted sources. Great for researching a project. Learn about today's hottest social issues, from terrorism to endangered species, stem cell research to gun control. Have your libraries card ready to login.
History is happening right now – how about writing a lockdown diary with a difference? World Book Timelines lets kids create their own timelines, adding events, descriptions and images, and share them with teachers and friends via Google Classroom. Have your libraries card ready to login.
Information on a wide range of subject areas, including major subject areas such as history, literature, science and social studies. Sign in with your library card.
A one-stop resource for intermediate school students, covering a wide range of subjects. Have your libraries card ready to login.
Information about the daily life and culture, background, customs, and lifestyles of over 200 countries of the world. Access it now with your library card.
Learn a skill
Got a budding entrepreneur, music producer or graphic designer at your place? With an Auckland Council Libraries membership giving free access to thousands of video tutorials, teens can choose from a range of learning paths or build their own journey to success.
Auckland Council Libraries
All Auckland Council libraries are open from Wednesday 17 November, with some COVID-19 restrictions and precautions in place, making them a great place to reconnect with the books, learning and resources you've missed over lockdown.
Alongside book browsing, Aucklanders will be able to access public computers, printing and Wi-Fi. Integrated customer services will be available too. Research centres will not be staffed, but Aucklanders can get the research help they need by enquiring online.
All library locations across the region are also offering a contactless click and collect service at the front door. This is a great opportunity to get a new set of books or items for the kids to enjoy. Order online today and select the library to collect from. Once the items are ready, you will be notified so you can head down to pick the items up.
Additionally, there are thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks to explore through the digital collections.
Still not finding what your after, let librarians lend a helping hand with your kids’ assignments.
Safe and friendly online help for New Zealand students from Year 1 - Year 13. Between 1pm-6pm weekdays, kids can log on and chat with a real librarian for help with curly questions across all subjects.
Available anytime with NZ Curriculum-based topic guides that help kids find the information for themselves.