Twizel Area School benefits from shared use of the Twizel Community Library on our school site. 

It is a well stocked, vibrant, spacious Library with exceptionally experienced and knowledgeable Librarians, who are able and willing to help with any questions or requests you may have. The Library is split into age-appropriate sections and carries most of the books students will require for their studies, and when reading for pleasure. National Library orders can be placed if you require a special book and suggestions for purchases are gladly received. 

Students can visit the school library on a timetable basis and at lunchtime.

Students in Years 1-6 are expected to keep library books in a book bag (provided with school stationery or available for purchase from the school office) and must return the books in excellent condition by the due date. If books are lost or damaged, we will send out an account to recover the cost of replacement.

Twizel Community Library Hours 2022
MondayClosed to Public
TuesdayClosed to Public
WednesdayOpen to Public
ThursdayOpen to Public
FridayOpen to Public

Book Review

Every week, a different book review will be posted here from with recommendations from our Librarian, Anne-Marie. Look out for books for every age and ability!

The Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures

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Enter the enchanting world of mythical creatures and explore the history behind them in this beautifully illustrated compendium for kids aged 7 to 9.

You'll meet an incredible cast of mind-boggling fictional animals from all around the world. Say hello to Bigfoot in the forests of North America and learn about the Native American traditions that inspired its story. Voyage to Japan to meet kitsune, supernatural nine-tailed foxes that can turn into humans. And jump onboard an ancient storm-battered ship to learn why mermaids were the last thing a sailor wanted to see...

Learn about the societies that spawned these legendary creatures, from Ancient Greece to the indigenous tribes of Australia, and find out what the beasts tell us about the people who created them.

From narwhal tusks inspiring the legend of unicorns, to dinosaur bones creating rumours of dragons, there is an interesting story behind every magical beast. Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures tells you everything you need to know about supernatural animals great and small.

Perfect for fans of Harry Potter and other fantasy tales, this is the only kids' guide to magical creatures that tells you the history behind the mythology.