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CINCHCommunity Information Christchurch

Learning Centres

the Source: Discover | Connect | Play

  • BreakOut
  • BusyThings for kids
  • Literacy Planet
  • Mango Languages
  • Road to IELTS general training
  • Road to IELTS Academic
  • Teacher Reference Centre

World Book Discover

Access to reference resources for reluctant readers, students with learning difficulties, adult literacy students or those who are learning English as a second language.
Use at a library or enter your library card & password / PIN.

Photo of boy with tabletApril-May School Holiday Programmes

No need to be bored during the school holidays! Our Learning Centres run fun, accessible, safe and affordable activities, such as Digital Storytelling, Lego Animation, Digital Egg Design and Minecraft Craft, for children aged between 5 and fifteen.

Child readingReady for reading

When a child turns four they can come into any Christchurch City Library and pick up a Ready for Reading pack. The pack contains a purpose written book Right on Time, a jigsaw, a birthday card, and a pamphlet with tips on how parents can help their child get ready for reading.

Coloured TubesChildren’s Science Picture Books

Use these fun picture books to introduce scientific concepts to your children. A companion list to our very popular Children’s Mathematics Picture Books.