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

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.

Subscriptions are due 1 April each year. Please note: If you wish to attend the Library Book sale preview, then all new and existing subscriptions must be paid 14 days prior to the book sale.

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. Read the August Newsletter 2022 [1.12MB PDF]

Friends of the Library Booktalks

The Friend of the Library hosts monthly booktalks by local authors.

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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