Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre opened on Saturday 22 July 2017 on the site of the former Bishopdale Creche in Bishopdale Mall and replaced the former Bishopdale Library building next door.
The facility includes a combined library and community hall joined by an atrium in the 800 square metre single-storey building. The main hall divides into two separate spaces which can be combined to give greater flexibility. Both areas open to a deck and have access to a kitchen. A meeting space can be booked by community groups and can be used after hours when the library is closed. The adjacent library includes a 330 square metre collection space and can also open out to a deck.
- See photos of construction
- View photos from the opening day on Flickr:
- Watch video of the opening day celebrations:
- Library opening heralds start of new chapter Newsline, Saturday 22 July
- Bishopdale Library and Community Centre to open in July Newsline, Wednesday 26 April 2017
- Bishopdale Library and Community Centre rebuild information from Christchurch City Council
- Construction begins on Bishopdale library, community centre, Newsline, Monday 25 July 2016