The newly built Tūranga, a public library built across from the Cathedral in Central Christchurch.
Easily spent an hour there just walking around and checking out all the spaces and resources they have for the community.
Personally, I grew up with my mom dropping off my brother and me to our local library whenever she needed to go run errands. It kept us occupied and community events were always going on. Later on, I became a volunteer. I was exposed to so much hanging out at a library.
It is more than just books. It is a place for people to find solace from whatever they go home to, a place for people to find resources for free to make a better future for themselves, and a place for people to come together.
They did such a good job with this community center.
Please always support your libraries. It is more than books.
P.S. Welcome back @gary.gin
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