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Don’t Miss This Bus!

Date for Release: 30 June 2003


Please note: We are called Christchurch City Libraries and our city branch is called Central City Library.

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Don’t Miss This Bus!

With its bright and ‘eye-catching’ new paint job, Christchurch City Libraries Mobile Library will be a hard bus to miss.

Patient customers have waited just over 6 weeks, while the new look and improved features have been made to the Mobile Library. A special ceremony to welcome customers back will be held at the Middleton Road stop, by Middleton Park in Riccarton, at 9.20am, this Wednesday.

The mobile library service is 33 years old, put in place in June 1970 to tend to the needs of local communities before libraries in Spreydon, New Brighton, Papanui and Shirley were built. Today the Mobile Library carries more than 4,000 items, including books, magazines, CDs, children’s videos and talking books. It offers resources to a wide range of customers from babies to senior citizens.

The Mobile Library provides 30.5 hours of service across the city each week, operating on six days, Monday to Saturday with one evening service. Stops range from semi-rural such as Templeton, Kainga and Brooklands, to city stops like Merivale, South Brighton, Aranui, Parklands and Avonhead.
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“Our timetable hasn’t changed and we hope all our existing customers plus some new ones will take advantage of the improved features such as easier access,” says Erina Parks, Outreach and Special Needs Librarian.

Anyone wanting information about the Mobile Library or free membership of Christchurch City Libraries should ring 941 7923 or check http://library.christchurch.org.nz.

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