Children’s Day is the first Sunday in March. It is a special day to spend time as a family.
Christchurch’s 2014 event was Streets Children’s Day on Sunday 2 March 2014 at Ferrymead Heritage Park, 9am to 4pm.The key theme was ‘love and affection’.
Christchurch City Libraries on Children’s Day
Visit one of our great libraries which are open on Sunday:
- Beside the sea at New Brighton
- In the city at the Central Library Peterborough
- Next to the Palms Mall in Shirley, Eastgate Mall at Linwood and Northlands Mall at Papanui
- Beckenham (South Library)
- Upper Riccarton
Family friendly suburban libraries are open from 10am to 4pm, and the Central Library Peterborough 10am to 5pm at weekends. Borrow great books, DVDs, and CDs for the whole family to enjoy.
Joining the library
You can start from Day One… libraries are for babies too. Each year about 5,000 Books for Babies packs are distributed to parents and babies through hospitals, midwives and the Homebirth Association. In 2011 Books for Babies celebrated its 20th year.
Visiting your library
When a child turns four they can come into any Christchurch City Library and pick up a Ready for Reading pack. The pack contains a purpose written book Right on Time, a jigsaw, a birthday card, and a pamphlet with tips on how parents can help their child get ready for reading.
Children’s collections include books for older and younger readers, reference books, picture books, jigsaws and more.
Our children’s DVD collection has almost 1500 items. The catalogue shows if they are based on older or younger fiction, picture books or are non-fiction.
Online resources for children
The Kids section of our website will give you more details about the range of resources we have for children. Find out about homework help and kids' e-resources. There is fun stuff like quizzes, our New Zealand children’s authors interviews and stories and books and reading for kids.