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1 June 2022

Winter reading challenge for Ashburton library users

Winter, with its cooler days and long nights, is the perfect time to cosy up with a good book. So why not tackle that want-to-read list, step out of your genre comfort zone or try

Author Abbas Nazari

24 November 2021

Abbas Nazari at the Ashburton Library: Tale of a Tampa refugee

Ashburton Library is hosting two public sessions on Monday 6 December with author and former Afghan refugee Abbas Nazari, who fled the Taliban in 2001.Abbas was one of more than 400 asylum seekers who were

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8 November 2021

New library digital service adds streaming movies and music, eBooks, and more

Ashburton Public Library has added the content streaming service hoopla digital to its services, so patrons can read eBooks, watch movies and hit TV series plus listen to audiobooks and music for free by using

Ashburton Library staff on red carpet

8 October 2021

Red carpet rolled out at Ashburton Public Library

People visiting the Ashburton Public Library today were treated to some movie glitz and glamour when staff dressed up for their turn on the red carpet.The library is running online craft sessions during the school

3 September 2021

Library click and collect service intends to keep people reading during lockdown

Ashburton Public Library is running a click and collect lending service while under Alert Level 3.Ashburton District Council Community Services Group Manager Steve Fabish said the service met contactless guidelines and had been well planned

25 August 2021

Join our Living in Lockdown library competition!

Ashburton Library wants to know how lockdown 2.0 is going for you and is running a competition to find the best stories – using words or art.Community Services Group Manager Steve Fabish said the Living

6 August 2021

Human books to share life stories

The Ashburton Public Library is organising a special set of human books that will be on loan at a unique event next month.Called Local Lives, these books are people in our community: their stories are

23 June 2021

Encyclopedia Britannica online access now available via Ashburton Public Library

When in doubt, look it up. That was the Encyclopedia Britannica’s advice back in 1913 and not much has changed, except now you can look at Britannica online via a quick link from the Ashburton

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