Happy 10th birthday, Upper Riccarton Library

Upper Riccarton Community and School Library – Te Kete Wānanga o Pūtaringamotu – is ten years old. It’s a special place, bringing together the locals with Riccarton High School and Christchurch City Libraries.

Kia ora Upper Riccarton staff and customers! Here are some pics from ten years of being at the heart of the community.

Exquisite dough sculpture - Chinese Lunar New Year festivities at Upper Riccarton Library
Exquisite dough sculpture at the Chinese Lunar New Year festivities at Upper Riccarton Library, 21 February 2015. Flickr 1278.JPG
Young dancers - Chinese Lunar New Year festivities at Upper Riccarton Library
Young dancers perform in the Chinese Lunar New Year festivities at Upper Riccarton Library, 21 February 2015. Flickr 20150221_122125.JPG
Chinese calligraphy - Chinese Lunar New Year festivities at Upper Riccarton Library
Chinese calligraphy banner – Chinese Lunar New Year festivities at Upper Riccarton Library, 21 February 2015. Flickr P1040966.JPG
Takumi Japanese drummers - Chinese Lunar New Year festivities at Upper Riccarton Library
Takumi Japanese drummers perform in the Chinese Lunar New Year festivities at Upper Riccarton Library, 21 February 2015. Flickr P1040930.JPG
Yarnbombing
Yarnbombing. Flickr CCL-2013 -03-13-IMG_0480
Zombie librarians
Zombie Day at Upper Riccarton Library. Flickr CCL-2013-01-10-P1030484
Upper Riccarton Library staff
Official Opening & Gala: Saturday 25 February 2006; first day – Monday 23 January 2006. Flickr 2006DSC01646

Code Club at Upper Riccarton Learning Centre

The first Code Club was a roaring success! Students started off learning Scratch, a basic introduction to computer programming. Watch out for more Code Clubs in other Learning Centres.

Best and Worst Books of 2009 tonight at Upper Riccarton

The Best and Worst Children’s Books of the Year event is being held at Upper Riccarton Library from 7:30-9pm tonight.  Come along to find out what the best and worst books were for children and young adults in 2009.  Guest speakers include author and ex-children’s librarian Bill Nagelkerke, children’s literature specialist from the National Library, Bob Docherty, and Sheila Sinclair from The Children’s Bookshop.  Refreshments will be available and someone will walk away with a Jenny Cooper original illustration which is being auctioned.  Come and join us for a fun and entertaining night.  You might even spot some christmas present ideas.