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A world of opportunities at Selwyn Libraries

Wednesday, February 3, 2021   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: reading, Community, services, recreation

Selwyn District Council media release: 2nd February 2021

Get new work skills, meet people, enjoy the latest movies, travel the world – there’s something for everyone at Selwyn Libraries.

Membership of Selwyn Libraries provides opportunities to enjoy everything from books, movies, and magazines, to exploring the latest technology or enjoying groups and classes.

Library and Service Centre Operations Manager Hayley Browne says Selwyn Libraries offer a huge resource for people in Selwyn and the team is happy to help anyone sign up or find what they’re looking for.

“If there’s anything stopping you from visiting or joining the library, or anything you’d like to see, come and talk to us, because we can do something for you.”

The aim of the libraries is to be a space for everyone from – those just looking for a book, to programmes and activities for all ages, Hayley says.

“We’ve got a programme for everyone. If you’re new to the community, or a parent looking to meet other parents and kids, our programmes are a great way to meet people and build friendship.”

Selwyn Libraries was one of the first in the country to go fines free – with no fines on its free to borrow items. They have a large range of online resources from movie streaming access, ebook and e-audio books, magazines and newspapers, along with te reo singalongs, videos and activities for kids.

The libraries have extensive resources to help people upskill professionally, including drop-ins with staff from Ministry of Social Development and Workbridge who work with job seekers and employers to help people into employment.

They also host a range of technology in the library including 3D printers and Virtual Reality Headsets and the team are always happy to help people with access to these resources.

“If you’re working from home you can come in and use the printers and scanners. Or if you’re missing travel, you can travel the world through our VR headsets. You can go underwater, or even play with dinosaurs,” Hayley says.

Find out how to join up with the Selwyn Libraries or drop into your nearest library in Darfield, Leeston, Lincoln or Rolleston for more information.