Parenting Week

Parenting Week is a Neighbourhood Trust event which includes seminars and workshops for parents. It takes place every two years. Parenting Week 2019 is on from Monday 9 September to Thursday 19 September.

More about parenting at libraries

Events for families

We have weekly Wā Pēpi: Babytimes and Wā Kōrero: Storytimes for parents and children to enjoy.

Explore our events calendar to find out family activities and learning programmes.

Services for parents

Books for babies
Each year we deliver about 5,000 Books for Babies packs to parents and babies through hospitals, midwives and the Homebirth Association.
Learning parties
If you have a four–year–old, attending or hosting a learning party can help them get ready for school. Learning parties are a new service and complement our Ready for Reading packs.
Ready for Reading
When a child turns four they can come into any Christchurch City Library and pick up a Ready for Reading pack. The book is in te reo Māori and English.
Preschool and Families outreach services
Christchurch City Libraries has an experienced team of children’s librarians who visit community groups and preschools to promote our wide range of services and resources.
Reading to dogs
Christchurch City Libraries Reading to Dogs programme provides a relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere which encourages children to practice their reading skills and develop a love of reading.

Parenting resources

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