News From the Library

Waihi Library Building Maintenance

The Waihi Library will be closed on Labour weekend while the builders return to complete some final plastering and exterior work on the new facility.

This work needed to wait until a suitable long weekend, and as it will require ladders and scaffolding being erected around the entrance pillars at both sets of doors, the Waihi Library will be closed on the Saturday morning of October 25 in the interest of public safety.

Waihi borrowers will get an ‘extension’ on any books and other items that would normally be due back on October 25. We apologise for any incovenience.

Get Ready Week Colouring Competition Winners

Two winners have been announced for their colouring-in entries: 7 year old Davis Hearn and 9 year old Queenie Su.

View their winning entries.

Discover Gold @ Waihi Library

Waihi Library gets into the theme of Goldfest

We have decorated our library meeting room, displayed our local history collection and have a few fun activities to celebrate Goldfest. Call in to see us.

  • Display of local history
  • Colour-ins and crosswords for children
  • Competitions
  • Waihi history DVDs playing

Computer mentor coming soon to 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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