Census 2018


New Zealand’s next census will be on Tuesday 6 March and for the first time its going to be done primarily online. We have a census every five years and it provides essential information about us, our country and how we’re changing.

You can find out more about the census at https://www.census.govt.nz/ and you will be able to complete your census on the free computers at the library if you need to.

Census available at your library


Love your Life at Lincoln Library !

Love Your Life @ Lincoln Library is back!

These sessions were so successful last year we’re continuing the programme with two new sessions in March.

Mindfulness for Families

Tuesday 20 March 2018, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

What is mindfulness and how can it help you manage anxiety?

In this free one hour workshop Neave Ross-Wallace will provide an introduction to mindfulness and how it can activate the body's relaxation system. Neave will explain how mindfulness can be used as a tool for parents to support themselves, and their children when dealing with anxiety in the family and beyond.

A qualified mindfulness trainer with experience in early childhood education, family counselling, and parent mentoring, Neave is passionate about sharing the benefits of mindfulness with you.

Come along to this free session and take home some new skills to help you and your family live more fully in the moment.

Free, but bookings essential.

Book for Mindfulness for Families here

Love your Life Mindfulness Picture. 

Snack Attack is back!

Tuesday 27 March 2018, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Healthy, quick and tasty vegetable-based snack ideas for busy people. Includes demo, tastings and recipe sheets.

Do you need some wholefood savoury snacks to replace your sugary fix and help you avoid the afternoon slump danger zone? Pasha will present a range of vegetable-based treats for you to try. Ideal for the kids’ lunch boxes, morning/afternoon tea, and even healthy party food. Come along and be inspired to revamp your snacks.

Workshop presented by Pasha Dobin from Lincoln University Recreation Centre.

Free, but bookings essential.

Book for Snack attack is back! here

Love your life - Snack Attack Picture


Love your Life at Lincoln Library !

Love Your Life @ Lincoln Library is back!

These sessions were so successful last year we’re continuing the programme with two new sessions in March.

Mindfulness for Families

Tuesday 20 March 2018, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

What is mindfulness and how can it help you manage anxiety?

In this free one hour workshop Neave Ross-Wallace will provide an introduction to mindfulness and how it can activate the body's relaxation system. Neave will explain how mindfulness can be used as a tool for parents to support themselves, and their children when dealing with anxiety in the family and beyond.

A qualified mindfulness trainer with experience in early childhood education, family counselling, and parent mentoring, Neave is passionate about sharing the benefits of mindfulness with you.

Come along to this free session and take home some new skills to help you and your family live more fully in the moment.

Free, but bookings essential.

Book for Mindfulness for Families here

Love your Life Mindfulness Picture. 

Snack Attack is back!

Tuesday 27 March 2018, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Healthy, quick and tasty vegetable-based snack ideas for busy people. Includes demo, tastings and recipe sheets.

Do you need some wholefood savoury snacks to replace your sugary fix and help you avoid the afternoon slump danger zone? Pasha will present a range of vegetable-based treats for you to try. Ideal for the kids’ lunch boxes, morning/afternoon tea, and even healthy party food. Come along and be inspired to revamp your snacks.

Workshop presented by Pasha Dobin from Lincoln University Recreation Centre.

Free, but bookings essential.

Book for Snack attack is back! here

Love your life - Snack Attack Picture


Rhymetime and Storytime have started for the year!

Our regular programmes for Rhymetime and Storytime have started!

Come along to our weekly sessions. Details for each branch are on our What's On Page: http://www.selwynlibrary.co.nz/whats-on

Library Story and Rhymetime


Lego Club

Fun after school programme!

LEGO™ CLUB

Once a month come and have some fun with LEGO™ led by experts from the House of Bricks.

Lincoln Library, first Wednesday of the month, 3.30-4.30pm
Leeston Library, third Monday of the month, 3.30-4.30pm
Darfield Library, second Tuesday of the month 4.00 - 5.00pm
Rolleston Library, fourth Tuesday of the month 5:00 - 6:00pm

Term time only.

FREE - Drop in only, with limited spaces. No bookings taken. Ask at your local library for details.

Recommended for primary school aged children. Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact us for more information: libraries@selwynlibraries.co.nz

Lego Club Picture


Paws for reading

Paws for Reading - Term One 2018

Read to a furry friend!

Is your child shy or reluctant about reading? Do they need to gain confidence in reading aloud? Reading to a gentle and patient furry friend can help. Selwyn District Libraries are partnering with members of the Selwyn Dog Training Club to offer Paws for Reading. Book your child in to spend fifteen minutes reading to a friendly, carefully selected dog.

Can this help your child’s reading?

Similar programmes have been shown to improve reading fluency between 10 – 30% over time, however no results are guaranteed.

How to participate

Please bring a book that your child has read before or choose one from the library before the session. Most sessions will be on the mobile library bus.

Dogs have each been carefully selected and will be monitored by the dog’s owner/handler. A library staff member will also be on hand at all times during the session, however the sessions encourage children to read to the dog with minimal adult intervention.

IMPORTANT

Please do not book your child into a session if they are nervous or anxious around dogs.

Please do not book your child into a session if they have a known allergy to dogs.


BOOK HERE

Session information

Book for Rolleston


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