Back to Homepage

Website

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

Babytime and Storytime 2015 Babytime and Storytime 2015

Find out the dates and times of our popular Babytime and Storytime sessions.
Find out the dates and times of our popular Babytime and Storytime sessions.

NZ Book Awards for Children & YA 2019 NZ Book Awards for Children & YA 2019

#ReadNZ at its best: the shortlists for the 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults have been announced.
#ReadNZ at its best: the shortlists for the 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults have been announced.

Justices of the Peace (JPs) Justices of the Peace (JPs)

Justices of the Peace are in regular attendance at some of our libraries. Find out more about JPs, what they do, and where to find them.
Justices of the Peace are in regular attendance at some of our libraries. Find out more about JPs, what they do, and where to find them.

Tī Kōuka Whenua Tī Kōuka Whenua

Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.
Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.

Young Adult Fiction Award shortlist 2019 Young Adult Fiction Award shortlist 2019

#ReadNZ at its best: the shortlist for the YA Fiction Award in the 2019 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults has been announced.
#ReadNZ at its best: the shortlist for the YA Fiction Award in the 2019 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults has been announced.

School holidays at the library July 2019 School holidays at the library July 2019

Libraries and Learning Centres offer holiday programmes and affordable activities for children during the July school holidays.
Libraries and Learning Centres offer holiday programmes and affordable activities for children during the July school holidays.

New titles - June 2019 New titles - June 2019

Our monthly list of the new audio and video, eAudiobooks, eBooks, fiction, large print, non-fiction, and stuff for kids and teens.
Our monthly list of the new audio and video, eAudiobooks, eBooks, fiction, large print, non-fiction, and stuff for kids and teens.

Technology Programmes - eKnow How Technology Programmes - eKnow How

Explore library sessions from basic computer skills to music production. Some are pay-for, & some are free drop-ins. Book your spot now!
Explore library sessions from basic computer skills to music production. Some are pay-for, & some are free drop-ins. Book your spot now!

Matariki 2019 Matariki 2019

In June we celebrate the Māori/Pacific New Year with whānau-friendly events around the city. Find out about Matariki.
In June we celebrate the Māori/Pacific New Year with whānau-friendly events around the city. Find out about Matariki.

KidsFest KidsFest

Get your school holidays sorted! KidsFest is full of fun for kids and teens. It runs from 6 to 20 July. Book now!
Get your school holidays sorted! KidsFest is full of fun for kids and teens. It runs from 6 to 20 July. Book now!

Have we got your email? Have we got your email?

Please update your details via the online form or ask one of our friendly staff.
Please update your details via the online form or ask one of our friendly staff.

Writing competitions for teens Writing competitions for teens

Young writers! We list writing comps for you to enter.
Young writers! We list writing comps for you to enter.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is 50! The Very Hungry Caterpillar is 50!

50th Anniversary “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”celebrations: Sumner Sat 8 June 2pm; Shirley Tues 11 June 10.30am; Linwood Mon 17 June 3.30pm
50th Anniversary “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”celebrations: Sumner Sat 8 June 2pm; Shirley Tues 11 June 10.30am; Linwood Mon 17 June 3.30pm

Spark Jump Workshops at Hornby &… Spark Jump Workshops at Hornby &…

Spark Jump is designed to get families in low-income communities with the care of children (0 to 18) online. Find out if you are eligible.
Spark Jump is designed to get families in low-income communities with the care of children (0 to 18) online. Find out if you are eligible.

Top up your account online Top up your account online

Find out how to top up / add money to your library account.
Find out how to top up / add money to your library account.
Show More
Back to Top