How to use the library in summer

We know that over summer the library is the furthest thing from your mind. After all, Burrows and Carter Statute Law isn’t exactly a relaxing beach read (but power to you if it is).

You may not realise that there is more to the library then fighting over high demand books and finishing your essays at 10pm. In fact, there are a few ways you can make the most out of the library during the summer break. First up, books!

Yes I know, seems obvious, but do you actually know just how many different types of books we have. There is a range of fiction across the four libraries including gripping detective stories, New Zealand and Māori fiction, the classics and of course new titles.

Or perhaps you’re spending time entertaining kids these holidays and have already seen Moana four times. The Education Library has picture books for the younger ones as well as Junior and Young Adult Fiction for the older readers (or for yourself, YA for life!)

2If you’re still not in the right head space to pick up a book, check out our DVD collection. There are some fantastic movies and TV series hiding in there that are perfect for those rainy Christchurch days.

While it’s great to see your family over the holidays, it’s also nice to have some time to yourself. The library is pretty quiet over summer and there are plenty of bean bags to relax into. Bring a book, your laptop or just have a nap, we won’t judge and we certainly won’t disturb.

Why not learn a language or new skill. Have you been making resolutions each year to brush up on that High School Japanese? Maybe you always wanted to learn how to knit, expand your cooking skills, or are trying to become the next NZ hottest home baker. Have a look on our catalogue for something you’re interested in, or talk to one of our library staff.

You have four libraries at your disposal, so take advantage of them this summer.