Parklands Library – along with the cafe – closed at 4pm Saturday 17 November for a six-month work period. The library and cafe are scheduled to reopen in April 2019. A mobile service will be provided during the closure.
The library will be strengthened and refurbished, with spaces modified to better suit the needs of users. The local community will be notified of any changes to the completion date.
From 19 November, any hold items requested for pick-up at Parklands Library will instead be available at New Brighton Library.
From 20 November, a mobile library vehicle will visit the Parklands Library car park three times a week on Tuesdays (10am to noon), Wednesdays (3pm to 5pm), and Saturdays (10am to 2pm).
The returns bin at Parklands will be cleared each weekday. However, Christchurch City Libraries items can be returned to any Council-owned library.
The heating and ventilation system will be replaced at Parklands Library, while energy-efficient LED fittings will be installed. Floor coverings will be replaced, computer work stations will be moved, and all areas will have a makeover.
- Read: Parklands revamp a turn-up for the books Newsline, 17 October 2018