Children’s Day — Te Rā O Ngā Tamariki

Children’s Day is the first Sunday in March. It is a special day to spend time as a family. Children's Day 2024 is on Sunday 3 March from 11am to 3pm at Cuthberts Green.

Christchurch City Council is hosting the main Christchurch Children's Day event in Bromley with loads of free entertainment, crafts, and activities for the whole family. The theme of this year's event is superheroes, so the Outreach van will be there with pipe cleaner superheroes and other crafts, and some of our staff will be onstage sharing how children can use library resources and spaces to turn into reading superheroes! 

Visit the library on Children’s Day

Visit one of our great libraries which are open on Sunday:

Family-friendly suburban libraries are open from 10am to 4pm, and Tūranga is open from 10am to 5pm at weekends. Borrow great books, DVDs, and CDs for the whole family to enjoy.

Joining the library

Find out about joining the library and getting a card for your child — it’s free and gives them a passport to a world of fun and information.

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 2021 Books for Babies celebrated its 30th year.

Visiting your library


We have Wā Pēpi: Babytimes and Wā Kōrero: Storytimes sessions at our libraries with songs, games and stories especially tailored for preschoolers.

Children’s collections include books for older and younger readers, reference books, picture books, jigsaws and more.

Online resources for children

The Tamariki - Kids section of our website will give you more details about the range of resources we have for children.

Find out about homework help, books and reading and Te Ao Māori!

Explore our New Zealand children’s authors interviews and stories and If you like… reading ideas.

Online resources for parents

There are resources for parents and families to help you introduce your tamariki to reading.

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