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11 January 2024

Library's new chapter preparing for big reveal

New Ashburton Library staff Jay and Ben can't wait to show their community all the cutting-edge library features when it opens to the public later this month.The pair have joined the entire library team moving

New library under construction

20 December 2023

Excitement builds for move to new library

There’s just over a week left to grab your holiday reads for the beach or bach, as staff at the library make final preparations for the big move to Te Whare Whakatere, the new library

Library staff

13 December 2023

Library urges members to try eBooks and eAudio

Staff at the Ashburton Public Library are encouraging people to try out the growing range of eBooks, eAudio and digital resources as the facility prepares to close for three weeks to move into the new

Civic building under construction

15 November 2023

Construction delays push back library relocation

Construction delays have pushed back the Ashburton Public Library’s move to the new library and civic centre, though about 120 non-library Council staff will still relocate as planned by the end of the year.Chief Executive

person reading a book by a fire

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

Ashburton Public Library front

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

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