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Browse the history of Waimakariri District
It's open and it's beautiful. Check out some photos inside.
The Oxford Library and Service Centre opened last week in a
fabulous new building on Main Street and adjacent to the Oxford Town Hall. The
building is light, open and spacious and instead of the traditional arrangement
in straight rows, the library has a more informal shelving layout. This
arrangement creates different zones for reading and relaxing and encourages
browsing among attractively presented book displays.
The Oxford Library has close to 10,000 collection items
along with easy access to eBooks and electronic resources which are available
on the Waimakariri Libraries’ website. Comfortable seating areas for newspaper reading, and study spaces for students,
book groups, JP services and class visits sit alongside windows with unimpeded
views of the Canterbury foothills. Public computers and free Wi-Fi also appeal
to the many tourists who pass through Oxford on their travels.
The new library has a dedicated Children’s area with space
for Storytime sessions, afterschool activities and holiday programmes and
events. An interactive reading nook is
proving very popular with young readers. The reading nook was funded by the
Waimakariri District Libraries Trust which always welcomes donations and
bequests in support of the work of the Waimakariri Libraries.
We have been encouraging library membership, and have seen
616 customers come through the doors, and 743 items borrowed in the first three