Christchurch's New Central Library

A big thank you to those who contributed to the more than 2000 ideas for the New Central Library via the Your Library, Your Voice campaign.
Some people want a lively family-friendly library with less of a “ssshh factor,” while others want quiet
spaces where they can read and study in peace.
Architect Carsten Auer is confident clever library design can satisfy the demand for both. “We’re
really trying to make this a building that meets the needs of the people of Christchurch. Libraries are no longer just a repository for books. They’re information hubs and social hubs, and the design will reflect that.“ Read the full media release here!
Follow progress on the New Central Library as it develops.


A big thank you to those who contributed to the more than 2000 ideas for the New Central Library via the Your Library, Your Voice campaign.
Some people want a lively family-friendly library with less of a “ssshh factor,” while others want quiet
spaces where they can read and study in peace.
Architect Carsten Auer is confident clever library design can satisfy the demand for both. “We’re
really trying to make this a building that meets the needs of the people of Christchurch. Libraries are no longer just a repository for books. They’re information hubs and social hubs, and the design will reflect that.“ Read the full media release here!
Follow progress on the New Central Library as it develops.


Discussions

  • 50

    How would you like the library to reflect your own culture?

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    It's important for people to feel that the library reflects the many cultural backgrounds within our city. How would you like to see this happen?

    It's important for people to feel that the library reflects the many cultural backgrounds within our city. How would you like to see this happen?

    20 Mar 2014, 08:56 AM 1041 views
  • 43

    What makes you feel welcome when you go to the library?

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    It's great to walk into a library and instantly feel like you're welcome there. What kinds of things make you feel welcome?

    It's great to walk into a library and instantly feel like you're welcome there. What kinds of things make you feel welcome?

    20 Mar 2014, 08:57 AM 1145 views
  • 28

    What great ideas do you have for the New Central library of the future?

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    Got a great idea? Share it here! 

    Got a great idea? Share it here! 

    27 Mar 2014, 10:12 AM 736 views
  • 163

    What are your ‘must haves’ for New Central Library?

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    Let us know what your most important thing is!

    Let us know what your most important thing is!

    20 Mar 2014, 08:58 AM 2085 views
  • 72

    What exciting things do you want in your New Central Library?

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    Share your great ideas for innovative and exciting things we could include in the New Central Library. 

    Share your great ideas for innovative and exciting things we could include in the New Central Library. 

    20 Mar 2014, 08:59 AM 2023 views
  • 344

    Children's Ideas and Dreams for the New Central Library

    This forum is closed, because the comments were made at schools' events. Please feel free to read the great ideas, but you won't be able to interact here.

    For the past few weeks, the Library's teams have been visiting schools and children's events (such as Children's Day and Education Week events) in Christchurch. The children, parents and caregivers gave us their ideas on paper postcards, but our team thought they were so good they needed to be shared! We've typed them all up in this forum, and in the photo gallery you can see some photos of their postcards and ideas walls. 

    For the past few weeks, the Library's teams have been visiting schools and children's events (such as Children's Day and Education Week events) in Christchurch. The children, parents and caregivers gave us their ideas on paper postcards, but our team thought they were so good they needed to be shared! We've typed them all up in this forum, and in the photo gallery you can see some photos of their postcards and ideas walls. 

    24 Mar 2014, 10:43 AM 224 views
  • 162

    Ideas Boards from Schools and Events

    This forum is closed because it is where the Your Voice Team has typed up the ideas from the "ideas boards" we took to schools and events. You can also see photos of the boards in the photo gallery!

    This is where the Your Voice team will be entering the ideas written up on our "ideas boards" which we took to schools and events. 

    This is where the Your Voice team will be entering the ideas written up on our "ideas boards" which we took to schools and events. 

    09 Apr 2014, 11:45 AM 1047 views
  • 148

    Ideas boards from Schools and Events #2

    This forum is closed because it is where the Your Voice Team has typed up the ideas from the "ideas boards" we took to schools and events. You can also see photos of the boards in the photo gallery!

    This is a follow-on from the previous topic, where the Your Voice team will be entering the ideas written up on our "ideas boards" which we took to schools and events. 

    This is a follow-on from the previous topic, where the Your Voice team will be entering the ideas written up on our "ideas boards" which we took to schools and events. 

    15 Apr 2014, 11:26 AM 39 views
  • 144

    Ideas boards from schools and events #3

    This forum is closed because it is where the Your Voice Team has typed up the ideas from the "ideas boards" we took to schools and events. You can also see photos of the boards in the photo gallery!

    This is a follow-on from the previous topic, where the Your Voice team will be entering the ideas written up on our "ideas boards" which we took to schools and events. 

    This is a follow-on from the previous topic, where the Your Voice team will be entering the ideas written up on our "ideas boards" which we took to schools and events. 

    30 Apr 2014, 12:46 PM 42 views
  • 112

    Ideas boards from schools and events #4

    This forum is closed because it is where the Your Voice Team has typed up the ideas from the "ideas boards" we took to schools and events. You can also see photos of the boards in the photo gallery!

    This is a follow-on from the previous topic, where the Your Voice team will be entering the ideas written up on our "ideas boards" which we took to schools and events. 

    This is a follow-on from the previous topic, where the Your Voice team will be entering the ideas written up on our "ideas boards" which we took to schools and events. 

    01 May 2014, 09:59 AM 19 views
  • 147

    Ideas boards from schools and events #5

    This forum is closed because it is where the Your Voice Team has typed up the ideas from the "ideas boards" we took to schools and events. You can also see photos of the boards in the photo gallery!
    05 May 2014, 04:09 PM 26 views
  • 216

    Postcards from Library Visitors #1

    This forum is closed as this is where ideas from library visitors have been typed up - feel free to look and read but you won't be able to comment in here!

    We've been asking visitors to the libraries to share their thoughts and dreams for the New Central Library.  In this forum we've typed up the postcards  from the library "drop boxes". Feel free to have a browse! 

    We've been asking visitors to the libraries to share their thoughts and dreams for the New Central Library.  In this forum we've typed up the postcards  from the library "drop boxes". Feel free to have a browse! 

    07 Apr 2014, 09:17 AM 239 views
  • 301

    Postcards from Library Visitors #2

    This forum is closed as this is where ideas from library visitors have been typed up - feel free to look and read but you won't be able to comment in here!

    A continuation of the previous forum, where we are typing up the ideas from postcards in the libraries. 

    A continuation of the previous forum, where we are typing up the ideas from postcards in the libraries. 

    14 Apr 2014, 03:11 PM 149 views
  • 119

    Postcards from Library Visitors #3

    This forum is closed as this is where ideas from library visitors have been typed up - feel free to look and read but you won't be able to comment in here!

    A continuation of the previous forum, where we are typing up the ideas from postcards in the libraries. 

    A continuation of the previous forum, where we are typing up the ideas from postcards in the libraries. 

    29 Apr 2014, 10:11 AM 115 views
  • 140

    Postcards from Library Visitors #4

    This forum is closed as this is where ideas from library visitors have been typed up - feel free to look and read but you won't be able to comment in here!

    A continuation of the previous forum, where we are typing up the ideas from postcards in the libraries. 

    A continuation of the previous forum, where we are typing up the ideas from postcards in the libraries. 

    09 May 2014, 11:59 AM 438 views
  • 167

    Postcards from Library Visitors #5

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    A continuation of the previous forum, where we are typing up the ideas from postcards in the libraries. 

    A continuation of the previous forum, where we are typing up the ideas from postcards in the libraries. 

    12 May 2014, 09:44 AM 31 views
  • 29

    Emails to the Your Voice Team

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    A few people decided to email us their ideas - this is where we've collated everything which was emailed to us. 

    A few people decided to email us their ideas - this is where we've collated everything which was emailed to us. 

    15 Apr 2014, 04:51 PM 1009 views