The Displaced Reader finds a home

Central South City Library opening dayYes, folks, it’s true.  Our wandering days may soon be over, at least for a few months.  We are hanging up our car keys and bus tickets, and settling in to the latest (and, we like to think, shiniest) library in Christchurch.  Central South City is where it’s at, tucked into a corner at South City Shopping Centre, right next to the New World supermarket.

At 9am this morning, with eager crowds already waiting outside, we opened the roller door, and welcomed everyone in.  The library is (in what seems to be the phrase of the month) small but perfectly formed, and holds about 7000 items.  Most of these are newer titles, and there’s a range of popular material, including a great DVD collection.  There’s a lovely kids’ corner, complete with climbing monkeys, sparkly palm trees and bins full of picture books.  There are a couple of purple armchairs, and desks for reading or working, and great views of the mall from the big picture window.

Although Central South City won’t have magazines or music collections, we’ve got pretty much everything else that the other bigger libraries have, and by late next week we will also have internet computers, printing facilities and wireless available.  It’s beyond great for this displaced librarian to be back in her natural habitat, and playing with all the shiny new books, and chatting with customers, and doing all the things that librarians do.

All we need now is for you to drop in, check out the new library, have a chat and grab some reading for the weekend.  We’re open 9 to 6 weekdays, and from 10 – 5 weekends, so there’s really no excuse for you not to come.   We’ll even let you buy yourself a cup of coffee at the foodcourt next door when you’re leaving …

3 thoughts on “The Displaced Reader finds a home

  1. Linda 8 July 2011 / 4:28 pm

    This is fantastic news! Yay! I will be in for a visit on the weekend! well done – although ill miss the displace reader blogs – have loved them too

  2. RachaelCCL 12 July 2011 / 2:41 pm

    At a party on Saturday night I overheard some friends talking enthusiastically about Central South City Library! You’re well loved there. =)

  3. lynneccl 13 July 2011 / 3:47 pm

    Hi Bronnypop, glad you’ve found a Home at last. I shop at the supermarket at South City (St Martin’s supermarket is no more -totally demolished) so it will be rilly handy. I saw all the new books going on the shelves on Wednesday and they look very tempting.

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