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Tamariki - Kids

Join us for school holiday fun and learning

We have bookable programmes & free activities on in libraries. The holidays run from 25 September to 8 October.

Rangatahi - Teens

Graffiti art

25 September to 8 October
Selected libraries
Express yourself and create your own unique signature! Free, no bookings required. This is an unsupervised activity.

Te Ao Māori

Te Hokinga a mai… Te Rā – the Māori Sail

"Undoubtedly the biggest question on everyone’s lips is where does Te Rā come from and who made it? ... I feel Te Rā belongs to all of us."

Local history

Christchurch Heritage Festival 6 - 23 October 2023

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


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For Readers

New Titles

New Titles

Explore the latest eAudiobooks, eBooks, fiction, large print, non-fiction, & stuff for kids and teens.

Reading recommendations - Fiction

Horror fiction reading guide

Recommended reading lists for a range of horror fiction sub-genres, horror authors to try, and other horrific resources.

Reading recommendations - Non-fiction

Reading recommendations - Non-fiction

History, biographies, science and more - find your next favourite factual read at the library.

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