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Gill O
Ascot, UK653 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
What a fabulous library! Went with my grandchildren and it's a perfect place for children. They love the huge Lego building area and the huge selection of books. The checking out and return systems are slick and work perfectly. Worth exploring the other floors too, just to see what a wonderful job they've done in building it! If you go up to the fourth floor there's a small terrace with a view of the city. An interesting place to see the cathedral building work progress.
(There isn't a category for visiting with family including small children so I had to choose Friends!!)
Written 8 May 2023
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Coylum
Vancouver, Canada974 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We went to the top floor (4th) and visited the 3D printing area. Quite a surprise for a library. They had Bernini sewing machines to use when practicing dress making etc. A big room for kids full of Lego.

A very user friendly library which seemed a smaller updated version of the Vancouver library in Canada. Loads of computers everywhere and opportunities to be online or just read a book.
Written 21 February 2023
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travelbob1
New Windsor, NY1,113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Quite a well designed, attractive and useful library. The collections include a wide range of books, magazines and reference materials including an extensive collection of literature written for the Maori patrons. While exploring this building look for the large areas designed to show off the the city views.
Written 19 February 2023
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danielkayelene
The Summit, Australia758 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Great library with a large selection of books. Our kids enjoyed the Imagination Station - a Lego play area. You can also ride the elevator or take stairs to the top floor to get the best view of the Cathedral reconstruction progress.
Written 12 January 2023
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ljpere
Auckland, New Zealand111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
This place is amazing!!! Amazing view of the city from the 4th floor viewing platforms. So many different spaces to use. Awesome kids area with hands on interactive activities. Great place on a wet day to keep kids entertained.
Written 29 December 2022
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SD2606
Christchurch, New Zealand2,456 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
What an incredibly library! It is so impressive with its new architecture and design. It really is quite breath taking.
 
It almost doesn’t feel like a library when you walk in.
 
Apart from the books it does offer a lot of other things, a conference room (have been to kids music shows and baby music classes in there), a lovely café downstairs, a coffee shop upstairs, a Playstation area, an amazing kids play area with lego pits, dress up house and slide.
 
A wonderful place to go for kids, especially on a rainy day. Only thing is that it opens at 10am and parking can be a bit of a challenge.
Written 2 June 2022
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Sus1952
Palmerston North, New Zealand2,128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
This is an amazing library. It is so spacious and beautifully designed. I was impressed by the various activities available for children such as massive quantities of Duplo and Lego. We were fortunate to be told about the balconies on the fifth floor overlooking the cathedral. A most wonderful library.
Written 27 February 2022
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Samantha M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Library is definitely a must see in Christchurch. From the interactive wall, to exploring all the levels, this is great to drop by or to attend an event.
Written 17 January 2022
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gupta142
Christchurch, New Zealand23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
The design is so pleasing to the eyes, very user friendly, with latest books on a variety of subjects on display. The staff go out of their way to help you find the book you are looking for. Best place to induce children love of books.
Written 14 November 2021
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Robyn
Auckland, New Zealand10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
My friend and I fell in love with this library. We are both teachers and book lovers so imagine our excitement when we visited here. We were even given an extensive history of the library by some very friendly librarians. Definitely a place to take the kids. Their area was amazing and the Hogwarts inspired staircase pure magic. There is something for all ages in this very modern place. Don't miss out!
Written 24 April 2021
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