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Tamariki - Kids

Holiday Activities

Librarians have put together crafts & fun activities you can do at home.

Rangatahi - Teens

Reading Recommendations - Teens

Explore fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, rainbow reads and more - all made for rangatahi. Find your next favourite read at the library.

Local history

Christchurch Heritage Festival - 9 to 25 October 2021

Explore the interesting and fun local history events, exhibitions, and activities on at the Christchurch Heritage Festival.

Te Ao Māori

Whakaata mai te Kūkūwai - Reflections from the Wetlands

Whakaata mai te Kūkūwai – Reflections from the Wetlands exhibition is on at Te Pito Huarewa / Southbase Gallery, Tūranga from Sun 10 Oct.


Libraries are now open: COVID-19 Alert Level 2

Information on how libraries are operating at Alert Level 2.

Cycling in Christchurch

Resources and information on cycling in Christchurch. Biketober runs 1 to 31 October.

Wā Kōrero: Storytimes

Missing Wā Kōrero: Storytimes at libraries? We've got some suggestions to keep the stories and fun alive for you and your tamariki.

Tūranga will be open on Labour Day and Show Day

Tūranga will be open for Labour Day (Monday 25 October) and Show Day, the Canterbury Anniversary holiday (Friday 12 November).


The library subscribes to eResources so that you can access them for free. All you need is your library card number and password / PIN.



Explore our recommended reading in fiction and non-fiction: literary prizes, WORD Christchurch literary events, new titles, booklists, and more.

Featured non-fiction

Arts and literature reading guide

Find fun reads that shed light on your favourite music, theatre or literature. Reads that inform and entertain just like great works of art.

Featured fiction

Short stories reading guide

Looking for something you can read easily in a lunch break? Find short stories in a range of genres, hand-picked by librarians.


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