It’s Babytimes

Central Library, Centre for the ChildSchool holidays are over and now the babies come out to play in our libraries. Every Monday to Friday, all over the city, under twos are having fun in our Babytime sessions.

Halswell Library is the latest into the Babytimes fold with  regular weekly sessions starting on Wednesday, 24  October at 11.00am.

Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book related activities are delivered by a lively bunch of librarians.

For at home backup our Baby Rhymes page has a wonderful selection of rhymes you can learn and share with your baby, plus heaps of other resources you can find in our libraries. They are important steps for your child on the road to reading. We have lots of other information for parents of pre-schoolers and our experienced children’s librarians are there to help.

Why not check out a Babytimes session near you.

Christchurch – this week in history (15 – 21 October)

15 October 1881
Lancaster Park opens. This privately owned development was built so that sports clubs could charge admission fees to games.

17 October 1861
Christchurch Club building opens. Designed by B.W.Mountfort and Isaac Luck, it was probably New Zealand’s first club.

20 October 1948
Pleasure Garden art controversy begins when a Frances Hodgkins painting (done in about 1933) is exhibited at “the Group” show. This fierce debate on art style was joined by people throughout New Zealand. It raged for 3 years until the City Council accepted the painting as a gift on 3 September 1951.

More October events in our Christchurch chronology.