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Last modified: 18 Nov 2021 2:43pm

Image of the outside facade of Te Ara Ātea from Tennyson Street

A place with something for everyone – Te Ara Ātea will be opening soon.

A feature of the new building will be the expanded library space with a collection that will ultimately number around 45,000 items including books, audio and DVDs, puzzles, games, tech kits and more.

After many years of good service, we will farewell Rolleston Library on Thursday 25 November.

The library will close at 8pm on Thursday 25 November, 8pm and the current collection will be moved and added to the new items ready for Te Ara Ātea to open on 2 December.

The new library space at Te Ara Ātea will stretch over two floors, with the majority of the library on the upper floor, with reading nooks, a quiet space and technology areas. The library space will also house art, museum displays and taonga from around the district.

Downstairs will be a tamariki area, with doors opening onto the new tamariki zone on the edge of the town square plus a craft and technology room with sinks, benches and technology kits ready for workshops. The downstairs will also feature community spaces, along with a performing arts space, art areas and a café and community lounge.

A full programme of events over summer and into autumn is planned for the building with art, craft, technology history and food workshops and displays and much more.

A brochure guide of the spaces and the programmes available over the opening season in your letterbox. You can also pick up a copy from any of the Selwyn Libraries or view online.