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The Great Escape is coming!

Starts Tuesday 1 December and runs through to Wednesday 20 January

The Great Escape is this year’s Summer Reading Challenge for all ages. In addition to our extremely popular childrens, teens and adults competitions, we have added a new challenge for pre-schoolers. Along with this, the childrens' booklet has been made easier to finish and the teen challenges have been revamped. No registrations are required this year so pop into the Library from December 1st to collect your challenge card or booklet. Click here for more information.

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 Imagine growing up in a zoo, wouldn’t that be great? Well for June Mottershead it was just daily life, nothing strange or unusual.  But her best friend and companion was Mary, a chimpanzee! And, playing with a lion cub – well  that was nothing out of the ordinary nor were the exotic parrots flying round the kitchen or a bear in the bedroom …

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South Island Downloadable zone

Borrow free library eBooks and eAudiobooks 24/7 through OverDrive



Bolinda BorrowBox linkA great range of free eAudiobooks are also available from Bolinda BorrowBox.  Just download the BorrowBox app, or click on the relevant image to the left, and sign in with your library card number to get started via your computer.



MediaNet is a digital database where you can watch over 800 short films, features, documentaries, television commercials and more, which cover 110 years of New Zealand film history.  It includes diverse content ranging from Crowded House, to Hairy McLary, to footage of soldiers departing for the Boer War.

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Kete is a 'knowledge basket' in which we can begin to gather the history of our local area - in the form of photographs, text, images and video.  The first example in our Kete is a selection of photographs of historical buildings in Invercargill.  Come on over and have a look.




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Listening for pleasure

Running, walking, shopping, working, relaxing, gardening, or travelling; whatever you are doing, entertain yourself with an audiobook at the same time.  Here at the Library, we have a range of thriller, romance, historical, and general fiction in CD format.  There are also biographies and self-help guides that you can listen to while you continue with your daily life.  Log on to our catalogue to see if there is something there for you.  We also have free, downloadable eAudiobooks, available through OverDrive and Bolinda BorrowBox, that you can borrow 24/7.

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