Storyline Talking Book Service – Playaway Playaway audiobooks Playaway player What is Playaway? Playaway combines a wide variety of audio content with an easy-to-use player all in one small unit. Enjoy your favourite authors and titles on the go, whenever and wherever — the only thing you need to do is press play! Each Playaway: Contains an entire book. Fits … Continued

Christchurch City Libraries

/ Contact by email, fax or phone 7 days a week Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm Notes: Christchurch City Libraries locations & hours refer to above website. For all library enquiries, phone 941-7923. There are older adults champions who may be able to help … Continued

Royal N Z Foundation of the Blind

Ring the above number, or 0800 24 33 33 for information about services, to enrol as new members, to order Talking Books etc.  RNZFB offers a craft group; training; education and support for blind persons and their families. Ph. 355 8381- News ‘phone – this service has recorded extracts from newspapers, read by volunteers. Approved … Continued

U3A – University of the Third Age-Groups

The U3a movement aims to encourage an active retirement for men and women by providing for their cultural, social, physical and intellectual interests. Members are individuals wanting to widen their interests by getting involved in life long learning opportunities of all kinds and share activities in an informal, friendly atmosphere. Refer to web page for … Continued

Cracroft Community Centre Inc

The Old Stone House has now reopened and the website gives all the  details about the centre and what it offers.

Mobile Libraries

Christchurch City Libraries provides increasingly accessible services for older customers. To learn about helpful services & new products ask at your nearest Community Library or visit the website at – The Mobile Library service connects the community with Christchurch City Libraries by: providing regular services to areas that have fewer physical libraries or libraries … Continued

Book Discussion Scheme

INFORMATION We are New Zealand’s only nationwide book club specialist. We lend fiction and non-fiction titles to participating book clubs, so all members of a group can read the same book at the same time, then meet to share their experiences, discuss themes and contribute ideas. Benefits of being part of a Book Discussion Scheme … Continued