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Tamariki - Kids

After School Activity Zones and Bookable Programmes

Join us for after school fun and learning. Join one of our Bookable Programmes or drop in to a free activity zone.

Rangatahi - Teens

Booklists for teens

Loads of great reading ideas for teens - Mysteries, Graphic Novels, and more.

Local history

Take a look back in time: Through the Shop Window exhibition

Through the Shop Window is an exhibition featuring archaeology and stories of the 1860s shops that stood on the site of Te Pae.

Te Ao Māori

Ngā Pakiwaitara - Bilingual Storytimes

Tuesdays, 10.30am
An interactive programme including stories and cool Māori waiata/songs. No bookings required. Nau mai, tauti mai.

Tamariki - Kids

After School Activity Zones and Bookable Programmes

Join us for after school fun and learning. Join one of our Bookable Programmes or drop in to a free activity zone.

Rangatahi - Teens

Booklists for teens

Loads of great reading ideas for teens - Mysteries, Graphic Novels, and more.

Local history

Take a look back in time: Through the Shop Window exhibition

Through the Shop Window is an exhibition featuring archaeology and stories of the 1860s shops that stood on the site of Te Pae.

Te Ao Māori

Ngā Pakiwaitara - Bilingual Storytimes

Tuesdays, 10.30am
An interactive programme including stories and cool Māori waiata/songs. No bookings required. Nau mai, tauti mai.

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New titles in different categories

eResources

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

eResources

Recommended

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

Featured non-fiction

True crime reading guide

Truth can be stranger than fiction and just as gripping - read tales of murder, investigations, trials, and the wrongfully imprisoned.

Featured fiction

Fantasy fiction reading guide

Find Fantasy authors you might like to try and reading lists for a range of Fantasy sub-genres including Epic, Grimdark, and Urban Fantasy.

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Hot topics

Hot topics

Wild Ōtautahi: An exhibition about wildlife in our city

Take a walk on the wild side and discover Gavin Bishop's illustrations of animals living in our city and explore their habitats.

Justices of the Peace (JPs)

Justices of the Peace are back at our libraries.

Careers

Practical information to help you find a career, find out about training and discover where to look for jobs.
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