​​Fun and games 

Libraries are a great place to find fun things to do and with our free internet and wifi at Taupo, Turangi and Mangakino Libraries, you have access to a whole world of fun and games.

Online games

Addicting games - Games that are so much fun, they should be illegal! Punch your way to the world's salvation or learn physics by na​vigating with a blob all in the name of fun!

Free online games - Our two favourite F Words, fun and free!

Free rice - Quiz your way to end starvation and improve your vocabulary at the same time. Everyone wins at free rice!

Turangi Tweens Book Club 

We have a great book club at the Turangi Library for young people aged from ten to 13 years. Interested tweens need to be a member of the library, already reading confidently with a good level of comprehension and keen to belong to a book club.

On club night tweens bring their library card and the themed book they took out at the last club night. A new theme is introduced each month. More information about this can be found here.

Taupo Tweens Book Club

If you are aged between ten and 13 and love books then this is the club for you. Meet other readers, share your favourite books, discover new books, have the first pick at new tween books and get involved in our crafternoons! Go to our News and Events page for more info.

Teen health and wellbeing ​

Got questions? Want to stay healthy?

Health and wellbeing websites

Ask Dr Goodlove - Dr Goodlove answers questions for 13 to 18 year olds from the pulse website at Christchurch City Libraries.

Youthline - A safe and supportive environment to discuss any problem​s you may have with trained youthline representatives.

The Lowdown - Help for people suffering depression or information for people who are worried someone they know might be depressed.

Anamata Cafe - Free health services and advice for youth if you live in the Taupo, Turangi or Mangakino areas.

Health and wellbeing databases

Australia/New Zealand Points of View​ - Broaden your perspective by finding out about opposing viewpoints on some of the hottest social issues (library barcode required).

Consumer Health Complete​ - The latest in health information in an easy to understand format (library barcode required).

Staying safe online​​

Cyberspace can be a great place to hang out and talk, share and have fun with your friends 24/7 but it can also be dangerous. Use your common sense. Do you really want that picture or information available on the internet for every potential boy/girlfriend or boss to see? ...forever...

Netsafe - If you are ever in doubt, talk to someone y​ou trust or visit the Netsafe page which has some great advice for young people to help you deal with the issues you can face online.

Cyberbullying - Information and advice on cyberbullying for young people.


Page reviewed: 31 Oct 2016 2:09pm