Due to weather events Elma Turner Library Pop-Up and Stoke Library are closing at 4:30pm Wednesday 17 August.


Homework helpers

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This is a service provided by librarians around New Zealand, including several of Nelson Public Libraries’ staff. Jump online between 1 pm and 6 pm weekdays during term time and chat with a librarian about your homework or research.

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Many Answers is the sister site to AnyQuestions. Search or browse topics and find useful information on your subject.
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Have a browse through our reference databases here for more advanced research (these databases are subscription only so if you are not in the library you will need your library card number and PIN handy.

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Bateman Encyclopedia

Try the Bateman New Zealand Encyclopedia which covers a wide range of topics with a New Zealand focus.
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Try PressReader for access to newspapers from all over the world, dating back about three months.


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Made with Code

Google aimed to empower young women in primary and high schools with computer programming skills.


Thimble is an online code editor that makes it easy to create and publish your own web pages while learning HTML, CSS & JavaScript.

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Learn the fundamentals of Computer Science with drag & drop blocks. Create your own drawings and games.

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Free web hosting and tools that allow anyone to create a website.

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Books on coding

Join Coding Club at Elma Turner Library – Wednesdays at 3.30 from the 21st of February. To enroll email library@ncc.govt.nz.

Other helpful websites

Te ara The Encyclopedia of New Zealand.
NZ History Fun and interesting NZ history.
Science Learn Explore science education resources.
Papers Past Access to millions of pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers.
Digital NZ Search 30+ million New Zealand items across 300+ collections in one place.
Department of Conservation The government agency charged with conserving New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage.
Who Next? When children ask: “Who can I read next?”