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Services in Christchurch

Information for schools and teachers

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

Following advice from the government regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have started reopening our libraries, see the latest Library service information

See further information about changes to services

Class visits to a library

Our school programme is free and available throughout the school year. We offer several programmes, each session lasts for 60 minutes. They are:

  • introduction to your library - this session aims to introduce children to the library service and to discover the range of services available through their free membership
  • reading for pleasure - an opportunity to talk and learn about new books. Pupils will be encouraged to read for pleasure and discover a range of stock to suit all levels and interests
  • information skills - a brief introduction to the Dewey Decimal Classification System to enable pupils to search and locate materials for study and recreation

Librarians can also visit schools to:

  • provide a brief presentation on what the public library has to offer
  • promote reading programmes such as the Summer Reading Challenge

Book a school visit

Contact your local library to book a visit

Picture journeys designed to show you what to expect when visiting us for the first time are available on the Christchurch library and Highcliffe library pages. 

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