Māpuna Library

The library is for all students to enjoy, using the extensive collection and the wonderful space

Mᾱpuna means:  precious, valuable, prized.

Library open Monday – Friday 8am-4pm term time only

E-books available now. Download the ePlatform app and start browsing

Online Resources

Here are some audio books and online resources for our students.

Digital Escape Rooms

Here is the link to a collection of digital escape rooms that may be fun for you, your families and students
These have been gathered by Central Otago and Queenstown Lake Librarians for you to enjoy

‘The Book of Hopes’

Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon, Jacqueline Wilson – and Katherine herself.

Online jigsaw puzzles using Te Papa collections

Take a moment or two to relax with online jigsaw puzzles.

Choose a puzzle below, then select your difficulty (the number of pieces) once it has opened.

Introducing Harry Potter At Home

know that everyone is trying to keep safe at home at the moment and so, with J.K. Rowling and our friends at Audible, Bloomsbury, OverDrive, Pottermore Publishing and Scholastic, we are delighted to introduce Harry Potter At Home to help children, parents, carers and teachers add a touch of Harry Potter magic to our new daily lives.

19 Webcomics To Keep Kids and Teens Engaged

Looking for ways to keep your son occupied? These free webcomics promise to eat up hours of time.

Contact Library Staff

Phone number: 03 3897199 ext 701

Wendy Wright, Library Manager:
wwright@avonside.school.nz

Imogen Loakman, Assistant Librarian:
iloakman@avonside.school.nz

Louise Reichwein, Library Assistant:
lreichwein@avonside.school.nz

New Books