Friends of the Library – Ngā Hoahoa o Ngā Kete Wānanga-o-Ōtautahi

Friends of the Library Ngā Hoahoa o Ngā Kete Wānanga-o-Ōtautahi

Friends of the Christchurch City Libraries support the libraries with advocacy and fund raising. Over the years their efforts have seen a range of useful things added to libraries such as digital cameras, iPods, wheelchairs and special book trolleys.

Friends of the Library. Photo credit: Christchurch City Council Newsline
Photo credit: Christchurch City Council Newsline

Big Bargain Book Sale - Friday 18 & Saturday 19 March 2022

Fri 9am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to 4pm
The Big Bargain Book Sale is back! Our annual book sale will be held at the Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre.

Friends of the Library events

How to join

Complete the membership form, and either:

  • Email friendsofchchlibrary@gmail.com and pay by direct credit (bank account details on the form); or
  • Pay by cash at one of the regular Book talk meetings held by the Friends.

Please note: If you wish to attend the Library Book sale preview, then all new and existing subscriptions must be paid by 28 February 2022.

Membership fees

$10 unwaged; $15 waged; and $20 family (Two adults and any number of children under the age of 18 years living at the same address)

Rewards for being a Friend of the Christchurch City Libraries:

  • The good feeling that comes from knowing you are helping to spread the joy of reading and the love of books
  • An opportunity to buy at library booksale previews
  • Regular lunchtime speakers with popular introductions to a range of subjects or book talks by local authors
  • A regular newsletter with information of coming events, library services, book notes and other interesting material.

Friends of the library newsletter

Friends of the Library Newsletter - July 2021

Read about upcoming Friends events and library news (1.11 MB PDF).

Friends of the Library Booktalks

The Friend of the Library hosts monthly booktalks by local authors.
Find upcoming booktalk events in the library events calendar.

About Friends of the Library

Friends of the Christchurch City Libraries value, support and promote Christchurch City Libraries.
Christchurch City Libraries enhance and strengthen the knowledge bases available for all Christchurch citizens.

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