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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

15 June 2021

Budding adult artists tap in to their creative side at Ashburton Public Library

Nineteen budding adult artists are being encouraged to get in touch with their creative side at a series of art classes being run at the Ashburton Public Library by Kristin Dunne.The pilot scheme, which has

29 April 2021

Children learn and create environmentally safe food storage alternative at Public Library

A recent holiday programme session at Ashburton Public Library had children learning about an environmentally safe alternative to plastic food wrap, while also creating their own beeswax food wraps.The fantastic turnout of children enjoyed choosing

23 April 2021

Ashburton Public Library goes high tech with new Virtual Reality offering

Ashburton Public Library’s new Virtual Reality (VR) offering is proving popular amongst lucky visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and professions who have trialled the new technology, soon to available for everyone to experience when sessions

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