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Christchurch City Libraries
work PO Box 73045,
Christchurch 8154,
New Zealand.
workp: +64-3-941-7923

Christchurch Neighbourhood WeekNeighbourhood Week

The heart of your neighbourhood.

Christchurch City Council’s Neighbourhood Week runs from Saturday 28 October to Sunday 5 November 2006. It’s all about getting to know the people who live close to you and there’s no better place than your local library.

Our libraries are a great place to meet friends and neighbours. Spend time at the library with family or friends, take part in one of our events or activities, share a conversation over coffee in one of our cafes, or talk to our staff if you need help or ideas to get more from your visit. If you’re visiting on your own, the library can be a great place to strike up a conversation with someone who shares the same interests as you, from your neighbourhood.

New Brighton LibraryChristchurch City Libraries has 19 libraries, stretching from Redwood in the north to Akaroa in the south. Our 20th library is on wheels, visiting neighbourhoods across the city without their own library. Of course, we’ve got lots of books well over million of them - but there are also lots of other reasons to visit one of our libraries:

  • The latest magazines and newspapers our network offers thousands of titles, from New Zealand and around the world.
  • CDs, DVDs, videos, CD-ROMs we’re not just about print. Check out our huge music collection and our bestseller DVDs, including the latest movie releases.
  • Cafés our library cafés, at South, Parklands and Upper Riccarton, are a must-do. Grab a latté and a muffin, a book or magazine, take a seat and unwind.
  • Family activities and resources we’re about as family-friendly as it gets. There’s plenty to keep everyone in the family occupied for an hour or two.
  • PlayStations and PC games are available at New Brighton, PlayStations and X-Boxes at South and Parklands libraries.
  • Come along to one of our regular events there’s always something happening at your library.
  • Learning at the library we offer so many opportunities to learn something new.

If you’re reading this page sitting at a PC in the library, you may already know about the range of things you can do at your local library - but if you’re at home or work, see our map to find your nearest library and read more about all of our collections.

The Council is supporting a range of Neighbourhood Week activities across the city. Find out more about them online, or call 03 941 8999.