Kids

School holidays 14 to 30 April

Find out about our holiday programmes at libraries & learning centres, plus loads more Chch events and activities for kids.

Music Trails through the library

The next CSO Music Trails through the Library is at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, Weds 3 May.

Bob and Flo
The Lost House
The Detective Dog
Olivia the Spy
Top Top Secret
I Spy in the Sky
I Spy Pets
I Spy NZ Art
Evermore Dragon
Esther's Rainbow
Time Now to Dream
It Starts With A Seed
Who Ate the Cake?
Are We There Yet?
How to Find A Fox
Peep Inside Space

Eye Spy Books Children's Picture Books

recommended by ChristchurchKids

Eye Spy is the theme of our holiday programmes. There is a lot to find and explore and spy in these children's picture books.

Imagination Station Library Pop Ups

Imagination Station is bringing LEGO® to New Brighton, Fendalton, and South Libraries on Saturdays in March, April and May.

A Pandemonium of Parrots and Other Animals
Mysterious Messages
Find Your Way in Space
On the Space Station
The Amazing Animal Adventure
Spies
Spies
How To Be An International Spy
This Hole, That Hole
The Spot the Mistake: Lands of Long Ago
Look & Find Nature
Look and Find Cats & Dogs
Search and Spot
Ultimate Spy
Spy Manual
Spy

Eye Spy Books Children's Non-fiction

recommended by ChristchurchKids

Eye Spy is the theme of our holiday programme. Learn what it takes to be a spy. Or hunt & discover the secrets hidden in these titles.

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By Cccrose
Henry Nicholas was the first soldier from the Canterbury Regiment to be awarded the Victoria Cross. Find out more about this local soldier.
Henry Nicholas was the first soldier from the Canterbury Regiment to be awarded the Victoria Cross. Find out more about this local soldier.
Heathcote WWI Soldiers Remembered Heathcote WWI Soldiers Remembered
Mar 31st - Apr 30th
Linwood Library
The soldiers from Heathcote Valley who died in WWI are individually remembered in an exhibition at Linwood Library.
The soldiers from Heathcote Valley who died in WWI are individually remembered in an exhibition at Linwood Library.
Boot Repair Shop: Picturing Canterbury Boot Repair Shop: Picturing Canterbury
By Simonccl
Boot repair shop. Location unknown, 1920s. From online collection, Kete Christchurch.
Boot repair shop. Location unknown, 1920s. From online collection, Kete Christchurch.
Opening of the Harbour Light Theatre Opening of the Harbour Light Theatre
By Karengccl
100 years ago the Harbour Light Theatre in Lyttelton opened. Find out more about this lost Christchurch icon.
100 years ago the Harbour Light Theatre in Lyttelton opened. Find out more about this lost Christchurch icon.
Conscientious Objectors in WWI Conscientious Objectors in WWI
By Ruby2shoesnz
Fighting is not the only way to be brave. Find resources and reading about pacifists in the World Wars.
Fighting is not the only way to be brave. Find resources and reading about pacifists in the World Wars.
eResources
Learn a new skill 24/7 Learn a new skill 24/7
Find it 24/7 with our eResources: Lynda.com, Smartmath Practice, Mango Languages, and eDS - eResources Discovery Search.
Find it 24/7 with our eResources: Lynda.com, Smartmath Practice, Mango Languages, and eDS - eResources Discovery Search.
Researching Aurora Australis Researching Aurora Australis
By Simoneccl
Aurora have been brightening southern skies recently. Find out more about this beautiful night-sky phenomenon using eResources.
Aurora have been brightening southern skies recently. Find out more about this beautiful night-sky phenomenon using eResources.
eResources Discovery Search (eDS) eResources Discovery Search (eDS)
Get access to most of our eResource collection, articles, eBooks, journals, photographs & more, through a single access point.
Get access to most of our eResource collection, articles, eBooks, journals, photographs & more, through a single access point.
Mango Languages Mango Languages
Mango is an online language learning system that can help you learn the most popular languages in the world.
Mango is an online language learning system that can help you learn the most popular languages in the world.
Wheelers mobile app upgrade Wheelers mobile app upgrade
Wheelers, the eBook provider, is upgrading their mobile app. Users will need to reset their library within the app following the upgrade.
Wheelers, the eBook provider, is upgrading their mobile app. Users will need to reset their library within the app following the upgrade.
Teens
Flash Fiction - 13 to 18 year olds Flash Fiction - 13 to 18 year olds
Apr 28th | 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Interested in writing? Can you write a short story under 200 words? Why not take a leap and join us for some fast Flash fiction!
Interested in writing? Can you write a short story under 200 words? Why not take a leap and join us for some fast Flash fiction!
Writing awards & scholarships for Māori Writing awards & scholarships for Māori
By Jemmawiki
Applications are closing soon for the Pikihuia Awards and the Sir Āpirana Ngata Memorial Scholarships.
Applications are closing soon for the Pikihuia Awards and the Sir Āpirana Ngata Memorial Scholarships.
This Beats Perfect: Rebecca Denton This Beats Perfect: Rebecca Denton
By Kimccl
Kim interviews Rebecca Denton about her fab new music-related book for teens.
Kim interviews Rebecca Denton about her fab new music-related book for teens.
Hillmorton High: Book Reviews Hillmorton High: Book Reviews
By Ccleditor
Here is a list of Hillmorton High: Hunters & Gatherers’ book reviews.
Here is a list of Hillmorton High: Hunters & Gatherers’ book reviews.
Archie and Riverdale
recommended by Donna_R
Old Archie and new Archie - now that tv show Riverdale is hitting your screens, check out the reboots , and old comics about Archie & crew.
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Community
Anzac Day and Gallipoli Anzac Day and Gallipoli
Learn more about the origins of Anzac Day and find library resources about the Anzacs and Gallipoli.
Learn more about the origins of Anzac Day and find library resources about the Anzacs and Gallipoli.
Podcast - Discussing Autism Podcast - Discussing Autism
By Cclstaff
The latest podcast from human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia, with suggested reading and resources on the topic of Autism.
The latest podcast from human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia, with suggested reading and resources on the topic of Autism.
One thousand ropes One thousand ropes
By Naigeta24
Jan-Hai reviews the new movie by Tusi Tamase - One Thousand Ropes.
Jan-Hai reviews the new movie by Tusi Tamase - One Thousand Ropes.
Trans-women
recommended by AliReads
Stories, true and fictional, featuring trans-women. A list created for International Women's Day and Women's History Month.
Stories, true and fictional, featuring trans-women. A list created for International Women's Day and Women's History Month.
Music Trails through the library Music Trails through the library
The next CSO Music Trails through the Library is on at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, Wednesday 3 May 10.30am
The next CSO Music Trails through the Library is on at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, Wednesday 3 May 10.30am
Māori
Māori Contribution to WWI
recommended by ChristchurchLib
A list highlighting resources about the Māori contribution to WWI, with something for everybody - images, audio, video and more.
A list highlighting resources about the Māori contribution to WWI, with something for everybody - images, audio, video and more.
Writing awards & scholarships for Māori Writing awards & scholarships for Māori
By Jemmawiki
Applications are closing soon for the Pikihuia Awards and the Sir Āpirana Ngata Memorial Scholarships.
Applications are closing soon for the Pikihuia Awards and the Sir Āpirana Ngata Memorial Scholarships.
Podcast - Indigenous women in leadership Podcast - Indigenous women in leadership
By Cclstaff
The latest episode from Speak up - Kōrerotia featuring local women talking on the topic of leadership, with recommended reading.
The latest episode from Speak up - Kōrerotia featuring local women talking on the topic of leadership, with recommended reading.
Tī Kōuka Whenua Tī Kōuka Whenua
Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.
Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.
Te Whata Raki Te Whata Raki
Come and discover our online world Te Whata Raki. It is now in Google Play store as an app, as well as for iPad 2+.
Come and discover our online world Te Whata Raki. It is now in Google Play store as an app, as well as for iPad 2+.
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