Jigsaw puzzles

Picture of a girl and boy doing a jigsaw puzzle in a library.

Doing jigsaw puzzles is good for your brain. They are mentally stimulating and calming.

We have a wide selection of jigsaw puzzles to borrow for children and adults.

We also have a selection of extra-large piece puzzles for senior adults. These are ideal for people with dexterity difficulties. They are particularly therapeutic for people suffering from Dementia and Alzheimer's, provoking memories, improve brain functions, especially short-term memory and encourage conversations.

Jigsaw puzzles are free to borrow for 4 weeks.

Please don’t return jigsaw puzzles in the book slots at Whangārei Central Library. Take them to the Information desk.

Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange

Picture of people attending the Jigsaw Puzzle Exhange at Whangārei Central Library in August 2023. Twice a year, we hold a jigsaw puzzle exchange, where you can refresh your puzzle collection by exchanging your old ones for a new-to-you puzzles. You can pick out one puzzle for every one you take to exchange. Puzzles for children and adults are accepted.

Puzzles for exchange must:

  • be complete, with no missing pieces
  • be in the original vendor's box
  • in overall good condition. 

Check the Events section of this website for when the next jigsaw Puzzle Exchange will be held.

Go to Events at Whangarei District Libraries

Jigsaw puzzles in the library catalogue

Adult puzzles

Extra large piece puzzles for seniors

Children's puzzles