- There were over 1 million visitors in the first year
- 25,000 people have attended library programmes and events
- And there have been over 21 million taps/touches on the Discovery Wall
Tūranga is also a 21st century centre of knowledge and innovation. A world-class facility which will remain at the forefront of developing knowledge, technology and experiences, fostering life-long learning and enabling all our citizens to participate fully in what is a constantly changing world.
It is helping to redefine what libraries can be in the 21st century, both in terms of the opportunities it provides but also the design that allows those opportunities. And these achievements have been recognised in the many awards and accolades that Tūranga has received in the last year – I counted ten in all (from the Library website).
The success of Tūranga would not have been possible without the combined vision of our community (expressed through Share an Idea) and our library team, and the organisations that made that vision a reality – the Christchurch Foundation, our 3 strategic partners - TSB, Spark and Southbase Construction - and Matapopore and Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga. I would therefore like to thank you all for the part you have played in making Turanga a treasured place in our city.