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What's on: June, July, and August 2023

Find out what's happening in libraries this winter. Brochures are in libraries, or check online.

Kiri and Lou at the Library exhibition: 10 June-22 October

Kiri & Lou at the Library is a Tūranga exhibition exploring the world of feelings, childhood emotions, friendship & stop-motion animation.

Keep track of your reading

Keep track of what you've borrowed from the library. We are trialling Borrowing History in 2023. Find out how or ask a librarian.

Jobs - Current vacancies

Want to work with us? Find information about our vacancies and how to apply.

Te Ao Māori

Matariki Takiura, Matariki Wānaka - Whānau Day

Jun 17th | 10:00am - 2:30pm
All day fun with Wā Whānau | Family time 10am to 12.30pm featuring storytimes with Loopy Tunes, crafts, games and more!

Tamariki - Kids

Join us for school holiday fun and learning

Bookings open Fri 23 June at 5pm for bookable programmes & free activities for the school hols. Next holidays are from 1 to 16 July 2023.

Rangatahi - Teens

Writing competitions for teens

Young writers! We list writing comps for you to enter. Win prizes with your awesome words.

Local history

QUIZ: Winter sports and snowy expeditions

Try your luck with our questions that dig into wintry activities and exploration in snowy conditions.

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

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

New Zealand fiction reading guide

Explore adult fiction by New Zealand writers. Stories in a range of genres revealing something of our national character.


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