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Christmas Storytimes at your library  - 17 Nov 2015

Come and join us for an evening of Christmas stories, songs and fun. Enjoy milk and marshmallows, and come dressed up in your favourite Christmas outfit if you wish. Suitable for ages 2-7 years.

 Christmas Storytimes will be held from 6-7pm at:

  • Darfield Library - Tuesday, 8 December
  • Leeston Library - Thursday, 10 December
  • Lincoln Library - Wednesday, 2 December
  • Rolleston Library - Tuesday, 15 December

Book now at your local library - places limited!

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Christmas Tree Competition  - 16 Nov 2015

Create a Christmas tree and win!

Community groups, pre-schools and schools are invited to get creative and enter their Christmas Tree's in this year's competiton. Trees can be taken to Darfield, Lincoln or Leeston Library branches where they will be on display; library visitors can vote for their favourites!

Trees will be accepted from Monday 30 November to Saturday 5 December.

Entry categories are for Junior (0-18 years) and Adult (18+ years). Please note the height limit of 1.5 metres for all entries. For more information please contact your local library or ask any library staff member.

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Diwali festival of lights at Lincoln  - 29 Oct 2015

The Diwali festival of lights celebrations are to be held on the Library Green at Lincoln, this Saturday 31 October from 4.30pm to 8.30pm.

Join us at this free family event celebrating Indian culture. There will be perfomances, food stalls, traditional clothing, craft activities and demonstrations. If you haven't tried traditional Indian food or encountered Indian culture before, this is a great way to experience its dazzling colours, tastes and sounds.

The Lincoln Library will also be open for the duration of the event, so pop in and see us!

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Labour Day Closure  - 23 Oct 2015

All Selwyn Libraries branches will be closed on Monday, 26 October 2015 for Labour Day. Library and Council services will resume on Tuesday at 8.30am.

Remember the eLibrary never sleeps - online services and resources will be available to access 24/7 as usual.

Have an enjoyable and safe long weekend.

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Looking for something to do this holidays?  - 15 Sep 2015

Namaste (Greetings),

You will find all sorts of interesting events and displays on Indian Culture, Diwali and Light, around our libraries these school holidays. We have cool sessions on the art of henna and zentangle, culture craft making light holders with origami, and fun walls of art! And... we have really cool Science Alive holiday sessions and LEGO fun as well!! Check out the full brochure.

Visit or call your local library for session details and bookings today!

Our theme is in conjunction with, and to support a fabulous exhibition of Mahatma Gandhi's life being shown at the Lincoln Events Centre from 2-4 October and 9-11 October by the Selwyn Arts Trust.

Look forward to seeing you there!

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