Extended JP Service 29/12/17

Do you need the FREE services of a Justice of the Peace?

JPs can help you with:

  • Witnessing signatures on documents
  • Certifying copies of documents
  • Taking oaths, declarations, affidavits or affirmations
  • Applications for marriage or civil union dissolution
  • Citizenship applications
  • Sponsorship applications

We are having an extended JP Clinic Friday 29th Dec 10-12pm in Lincoln Library and Service Centre. Hope this helps get everything signed off before the new year !


Rhymetime and Storytime finished for the year!

Our regular programmes for Rhymetime and Storytime have finished for 2017 and will restart in February 2018.

Thanks to all that attended and helped make this a wonderful time. Have a great break and we look forward to seeing you all again in the new year!

Library Story and Rhymetime


Holiday hours

Holiday Hours at Selwyn District Libraries

All libraries will close at midday (12pm) on Friday 22 December and will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and the day after New Year's day.

  • Darfield Library will be open Saturday 23 9.30am-12.30pm and Friday 29 1am-4pm.
  • Leeston Library will be open Saturday 23 10am-1pm and Thursday 28 1am-4pm.
  • Lincoln Library will be open Saturday 23 9.30am-12.30pm, Wednesday 27 10am-1pm and Friday 29 10am-3pm.
  • Rolleston Library will be open Saturday 23 9.30am-12.30pm, Wednesday 27 10am-1pm and Thursday 28 10am-3pm.

Normal hours (our extended hour’s trial) resume Wednesday 3 January 2018

Books and other items can be returned though the after-hours slots at all libraries. Items may be renewed online through our website.

Online resources such as eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, Lynda.com, Ancestry etc. will remain available through our website.

* Please note that this includes phone and email contacts.

 DarfieldLeestonLincolnRolleston
Friday 22 All libraries close at 12pm midday
Saturday 23 9.30am-12.30pm 10am-1pm 9.30am-12.30pm  
Sunday 24 All libraries are closed
Monday 25 All libraries are closed
Tuesday 26 All libraries are closed
Wednesday 27 Closed Closed Open 10am-1pm Open 10am-1pm
Thursday 28 Closed Open 1pm-4pm Closed Open 10am-3pm
Friday 29 Open 1pm-4pm Closed Closed Open 10am-3pm
Saturday 30 All libraries are closed
Sunday 31 All libraries are closed
Monday 1 All libraries are closed
Tuesday 2 All libraries are closed
Wednesday 3 All libraries resume normal hours


Your Library eCollections: PressReader

Learn about PressReader, access to electronic copies of more than 2,500 newspaper and magazine titles.

Download and read publications in any Selwyn Library for unlimited reading anywhere, anytime! Come along to our drop-in session to learn how.

13/12/2017 11:00-12:00 LEESTON
15/12/2017 1:30-2:30 ROLLESTON

Break for Christmas

17/01/2018 1:30-2:30 DARFIELD
19/01/2018 2:00-3:00 LINCOLN


Summer in Selwyn Libraries

Think, Create, Write!

Ever seen a ‘zine? Tell your story, make your own book, and illustrate it! Create in a digital or paper format. Suitable for all school aged children.

FREE - bookings not required but spaces are limited.

Darfield – Monday 22 January 2018, 10.00-11.00am
Leeston – Tuesday 23 January 2018, 2.00-3.00pm
Lincoln – Thursday 11 January 2018, 10.30-11.30am
Rolleston – Tuesday 16 January 2018, 10.30-11.30am

Graphic for Think Create Write Event 

Kawaii Crafts

We all know about the Japanese cutsie pop-culture of Hello Kitty® and Pushkin® - have a go at our cutsie crafts – includes origami, making bookmarks, and for those that want a challenge, hand sew a cute cat cushion!

Recommended for children age 8 and over.

FREE - bookings are required.

Darfield:
Monday 15 January 2018, 2.00-3.00pm

Leeston:
Thursday 11 January 2018, 10.00-11.00am

Lincoln:
Tuesday 9 January 2018, 10.30-11.30am and Thursday 25 January 2018, 10.30-11.30am

Rolleston:
Thursday 11 January 2018, 10.30-11.30am and Monday 22 January 2018, 2.00-3.00pm

Kawaii Craft Graphic 

Games Challenge

Multigenerational fun! Bring your nana, your dad, your cousins or just yourself! We will have a range of giant and normal sized games available for all ages to play.

FREE - Bookings not required, but spaces will be limited.

Darfield – Wednesday 10 January 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm
Leeston – Thursday 18 January 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm
Lincoln - Tuesday 16 January 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm
Rolleston – Wednesday 24 January 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm
Outreach – Dunsandel Sports Centre– Thursday 18 January 2018, 2.00-3.00pm
Outreach – Glentunnel Community Centre – Wednesday 10 January 2018, 2.30-3.30pm
Outreach – Tai Tapu Library - Tuesday 16 January 2018, 2.00-3.00pm
Outreach – West Melton Community Centre – Wednesday 24 January 2018, 2.00-3.00pm

Games Challenge 

Foster Park Playground Pop-Up Library

Selwyn District Mobile Library will be popping up at the new Foster Park Playground in Rolleston during the summer holidays. There will be FREE fun activities and games, as well as books and more!

Monday 8 January 2018, 2.30-4.30pm
Monday 15 January 2018, 2.30-4.30pm
Wednesday 24 January 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm
Thursday 25 January 2018, 10.30am-12.30pm

Popup Library 

Creative Tech

Come and have a go at our Alternate Reality colouring in, and our Green Screen Selfie Space.

Suitable for all school aged children, bookings not required but spaces are limited. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) recommended.

All Libraries – Saturday 13 January 2018, 2.00-3.30pm

Creative Technology Pic 

Teddies’ Overnight Adventures

Is your teddy looking for a fun adventure? Your teddy is welcome to spend the night having fun at your local library. Collect your teddy the following day and discover what adventures and mischief it had during the night in the library, listen to a story or two, and take some selfies with our green screen! (BYOD recommended). If your teddy is not too tired, you may like to take it to the Teddy Bears’ Picnic in Rolleston.

Drop your teddy to your local library by 2pm Friday 19 January.

Collect your teddy Saturday 20 January:

Darfield Library, 2.00-3.00pm
Leeston Library, 2.00-3.00pm
Lincoln Library, 2.00-3.00pm
Rolleston Library, 12.00-1.00pm*

*The Teddy Bears Picnic runs from 1.00-3.00pm at Rolleston Community Centre on Saturday 20 January 2018.

Teddies Overnight Pic


Selwyn Summer Reading BINGO

Selwyn Summer Reading BINGO

1 December 2017 to 26 January 2018

Children up to 12 years of age

Pick up your BINGO card from any Selwyn District Libraries branch or download here, read a book that matches with each square, and write the title and author in it.

  • For each BINGO line you complete, you will earn one entry into the main prize draw.
  • If you complete at least 20 of the 25 squares and hand your card into your library, you go into a grand prize draw!
  • Hand in your completed card to any Selwyn District Libraries branch by the end of the day Friday 26 January 2018.

Prize list

Prizes drawn LIVE! Come on down to your library from 2.00pm Saturday 27 January 2018. Celebrate the magic of reading with us!

Adults & YA – Ages 13 years and above

Pick up your BINGO card from any Selwyn District Libraries branch or download here, read a book that matches with each square, and write the title and author in it.

  • For each BINGO line you complete, you will earn a voucher for a free Hot Pick or DVD. To receive a voucher you will need to have the line signed off by library staff.
  • Complete at least 20 of the 25 squares and hand your card in to be entered in the main prize draw.

Prize list

Prizes will be drawn LIVE! Come down to your library during the following times and celebrate reading with us!

Darfield Library – Tuesday 30 January 2018, 6.00-7.00pm
Leeston Library – Wednesday 31 January 2018, 6.00-7.00pm
Lincoln Library – Thursday 1 February 2018, 6.00-7.00pm
Rolleston Library – Thursday 1 February 2018, 6.00-7.00pm

Prize List

Grand Prize (for all participants)

1st Prize – iPad®.
Kindly donated by Hydestor Shelving

2nd Prize – Office chair.
Kindly donated by Canterbury Office Furniture

The Grand Prize will be drawn separately with adult, young adult, and children’s entries from all branches on Wednesday 31 January. Eligibility for the Grand Prize Draw is the completion of at least 20 of the 25 squares on the card. (Winner will be notified using contact details given on your card).

Main Prize Draw

Lots of $10 Gift Tokens.
Kindly donated by Scorpio Books

Lots of Books & Book Packs including Non-Fiction, Large Print, Fiction & Audiobooks – for Adults, YA & Children.
Kindly supplied and/or donated by Bolinda, The Library Supply Company, The Warehouse, All books, Wheelers

Prizes will be distributed around all four Selwyn District Libraries branches.

Selwyn Summer Reading Bingo Graphic

































For more news items, visit the Selwyn Libraries website!