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Library events in July

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With school holidays during July some exciting KidsFest events are available to book now, and a number of regular programmes will take a break.

The eCollections sessions and a variety of library displays will continue.

Book clubs, Paws for Reading, Storytime, Rhymetime, Libraries eCollections sessions will all take a break over the school holidays.

Your Library eCollections
Drop-in sessions covering different eCollections topics will continue to be held at Selwyn Libraries.

Monday 3 July Lincoln 10.30am, Wednesday 5 July Darfield 1pm
This free eCollections session will be about BorrowBox, a growing collection of eAudiobooks. You can listen to over 1,000 eAudiobooks anywhere, any time!

The Library Catalogue
26 July to 2 August, all libraries
Wednesday 26 July, Leeston Library, 10.30am
Friday 28 July, Rolleston Library, 1.30pm
Monday 31 July, Lincoln Library, 10.30am
Wednesday 2 August, Darfield Library, 1pm
Learn more about the library catalogue and ask any question you’ve ever wanted to know.


Explore: Write! With the School for Young Writers
Darfield Library, Monday 10 July 10am–12pm (Year 5–7), 1–3pm (Year 8–10)
Rolleston Community Centre Lounge, Monday 17 July 10am–12pm (Year 5–7), 1–3pm (Year 8–10)
Explore the back of your eyeballs, the far reaches of your brain, the warmth of your heart, the depths of your imagination. Make the winter holiday memorable with tutors from the School for Young Writers and expedition leader James Norcliffe, award-winning writer for young readers and one of our finest poets.
Email to book. Cost $20 per person.

Explore: K’NEX! With Science Alive!
Rolleston Library Tuesday 11 July 10–11.30am
Darfield Library Tuesday 11 July 1.30–3pm
Leeston Library Wednesday 12 July 10–11.30am
Lincoln Library Wednesday 12 July 1.30–3pm
Become an engineer for the day with 90 minutes of K'NEX® fun. Explore the scientific effects of forces, compression, tension and torsion by building a bridge that can carry loads between two remote islands. Will you save the day and bring the connection back to the islands?
Suitable for ages: 8–16 years.
Bookings essential, see Cost $7 per person.

Explore: LEGO®!
Burnham Community Hub, Thursday 13 July, 10.30–11.30am
Southbridge Community Hall, Thursday 20 July, 2–3pm
Create your exploration vehicle – explore outer space, the ocean, the bottom of your garden! What sort of vehicle do you need for your exploration? Stretch your imagination, create your vehicle and share (if you want to) with the group at the end.
Suitable for ages: 5–10 years. Children aged seven years and under must be actively supervised by an adult.
Bookings essential, see

Explore: Craft!
Lincoln Library, Friday 14 July 2–3pm
Leeston Library, Tuesday 18 July 10.30–11.30am
Rolleston Community Centre Lounge, Wednesday 19 July 10.30–11.30am
Darfield Library, Friday 21 July 10.30–11.30am
Explore with collage – create an artwork that tells a story! Look at some beautiful picture books where the illustrator has used collage to tell the story. See textures and colours in a whole different way!
Suitable for ages: 5–14 years. Children aged seven years and under must be actively supervised by an adult.
Bookings essential, see

Libraries will have a variety of displays in July, with a Static iPad installation showcasing at Lincoln and Darfield Libraries, and Youth Skills Day and Nelson Mandela Day displays at Lincoln. Leeston Library will have a Static iPad installation showcasing Mango languages, and the Treasures of the Pacific Canterbury Museum display. Lincoln will have a dog books display.

Libraries continue to open at 10am on the second and fourth Friday of the month for ongoing staff professional development.

For details on all of these events, and more, go to

Last Changed: 22 Jun 2017


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