News From the Library

Are you up for a Library challenge?

That’s the name of the fun school holiday programme on offer at our District libraries, from December 22 to January 23.

The aim is to complete any two of the reading challenges and any four of the creative challenges – which could involve meeting a dragon, trying out a recipe from a cookbook, or creating a Lego masterpiece.

The programme is aimed for 5 to 15 year olds, with plenty of resources at the library to fire up your imagination, but there is no need to be at the library at specific times. If you’re going away for the holidays and have access to a computer, you can submit your reviews and photos online by using the challenge form.

Call into the Paeroa, Ngatea or Waihi library for details. Registrations open on December 15.

Computer mentor now available at Paeroa Library

Would you like to receive some free one-on-one help on writing your CV, setting up an email account or any other computer related things you might want to know about?

If this sounds like you, please let us know what type of help you require and we will set up a date and time with our computer mentor that suits.

New Version of OverDrive app

A new version of the OverDrive app for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 8 is here!

If you read eBooks you will already be familiar with OverDrive. If you haven't yet had the pleasure why not give it a go.

Visit the OverDrive website to find out more and to download the app.

Adult literacy services for rural adults

Free help with:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Spelling
  • Basic Maths

Or...learn how to coach someone with low literacy skills.

Find out more on the Adult Literacy Trust website

Creative books

Do you borrow creative books, crafts, cooking, etc? Why not bring in your creations to show our librarians who will be keen to take photos or perhaps even offer to taste test the occasional cooking treat.
Patchwork bags
One clever reader borrowed the book Patchwork Bags and brought in her finished products to show us.



New Orders

Choose a group to see titles we have recently ordered

Just Arrived

Choose a group to see which titles are new to the library

Reading at the library

Access your library's online resources today

Your library's resources are as easy to use as the Internet, without the hassle or risk.

Did you know that fewer than 10% of search-engine results offer relevant research information?

Wikipedia and other user-generated sites can be a starting point for research, but even Wikipedia warns it "makes no guarantee of validity".

Your library's online resources contain only authentic, expert-chosen books, images, newspapers, magazines, audio/video and interactive tools. You can trust the content.
See our full list of online resources.

We've gone digital!

Our ebook and audiobook download service using OverDrive has been live for a while now and is proving popular.

Click below to find out more about using OverDrive:

Print Disabilities Service

The National Library's Print Disabilities Service offers audio books to adults, young adults and children who have a print disability. Find out more

Readers Choice Reviews

Read the comments on our latest selection of Readers Choice Reviews. You can even add your own comments on a book you have read.

Do you know we have Magazines in our libraries?

In the NZ Today magazine there is even a great article on Paeroa called "Putting the fizz back in the Hauraki Plains". You can find this magazine in all three of our libraries, plus many other popular magazines.

DVD of the Week on Facebook

Have you liked us on Facebook yet?

If you have you will be getting weekly reviews on DVDs and books as well as being kept up to date with the general goings on in our District Libraries.

If not, visit Hauraki District Libraries on Facebook to see all the good stuff you've been missing!

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