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.
Addicting games - Games that are so much fun, they should be illegal! Punch your way to the world's salvation or learn physics by navigating 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!
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 problems 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 you 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.
Online Safety Resource Guide - includes more than 60 individual resources aimed helping you stay safe online, including resources for safe online shopping, identity theft resources and more.