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Dr Seuss Creation - A Family Challenge Dr Seuss Creation - A Family Challenge

View the winners & finalists in our competition. Prizes included tickets to the Isaac Theatre Royal and Orana Wildlife Park
View the winners & finalists in our competition. Prizes included tickets to the Isaac Theatre Royal and Orana Wildlife Park

Read Aloud Day Read Aloud Day

By Kimccl
Hear from some finalists in the 2018 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults - Including Sophie Siers, Alison Ballance, & Gavin Bishop.
Hear from some finalists in the 2018 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults - Including Sophie Siers, Alison Ballance, & Gavin Bishop.

NZ Book Awards for Children & YA 2018 NZ Book Awards for Children & YA 2018

Read the winners of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.
Read the winners of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

Top Picks Children's Books - August 2018 Top Picks Children's Books - August 2018

recommended by KimKids
Animal antics and interactivity abound in his month's selection.
Animal antics and interactivity abound in his month's selection.

Not too old for picture book fun Not too old for picture book fun

Missbeecrafty picks her favourite picture books that are a fun read for kids (and their adults).
Missbeecrafty picks her favourite picture books that are a fun read for kids (and their adults).

Sustainability and Minecraft Sustainability and Minecraft

This holiday programme wasn't a relaxed, laid back affair - this one really had children thinking!
This holiday programme wasn't a relaxed, laid back affair - this one really had children thinking!

Introducing Gale Interactive: Science Introducing Gale Interactive: Science

Make science come alive - interactive 3-D models & authoritative, digital content that helps students experience science, not just study it.
Make science come alive - interactive 3-D models & authoritative, digital content that helps students experience science, not just study it.

After school clubs After school clubs

Selected libraries
Fun, free after school activities for kids at the library during term time.
Fun, free after school activities for kids at the library during term time.

Bedtime Stories at Fendalton Bedtime Stories at Fendalton

Join Margot for Friday night fun. Themed stories, songs and simple crafts will entertain your 4-7 year olds. Fri 7 Sept 6.30pm to 7.15pm
Join Margot for Friday night fun. Themed stories, songs and simple crafts will entertain your 4-7 year olds. Fri 7 Sept 6.30pm to 7.15pm

Harry Potter's Birthday Celebrations Harry Potter's Birthday Celebrations

By Pruccl
Celebrate on Tuesday 31 July at Parklands Library and Fendalton Library (and a bit earlier on Friday 13 July at Shirley Library).
Celebrate on Tuesday 31 July at Parklands Library and Fendalton Library (and a bit earlier on Friday 13 July at Shirley Library).

CSO Music Trails through the Library CSO Music Trails through the Library

Sep 5th | 10:30am - 11:15am
Fendalton Library
Bring your tamariki to hear a CSO string quartet at Fendalton Library. There will be song, dance, & storytelling. Wednesday 5 Sept, 10.30am
Bring your tamariki to hear a CSO string quartet at Fendalton Library. There will be song, dance, & storytelling. Wednesday 5 Sept, 10.30am

From the Selectors: New children’s books From the Selectors: New children’s books

Rhyming books and titles about the world we live in - our Children's selector recommends some books to share with the kids in your life.
Rhyming books and titles about the world we live in - our Children's selector recommends some books to share with the kids in your life.

Marshmallows, Money, and Madness Marshmallows, Money, and Madness

Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton - WORD Christchurch: This event was loud, full of ridiculousness, and an absolute delight for everyone!
Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton - WORD Christchurch: This event was loud, full of ridiculousness, and an absolute delight for everyone!

Top Picks Children's Books for June 2018 Top Picks Children's Books for June 2018

recommended by KimKids
Snuggle up and get cosy with some highly recommended new titles just hot off the press and recently arrived in our children's collection.
Snuggle up and get cosy with some highly recommended new titles just hot off the press and recently arrived in our children's collection.

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

By Kimccl
The finalists for the 2018 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults have been announced. #ReadNZ at its best.
The finalists for the 2018 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults have been announced. #ReadNZ at its best.

Top Pick Children's Books - May 2018 Top Pick Children's Books - May 2018

recommended by KimKids
Latest and greatest children's books to be added to our catalogue recently. A Christchurch City Libraries List.
Latest and greatest children's books to be added to our catalogue recently. A Christchurch City Libraries List.
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