We would love your help to decorate our library Christmas trees at Ngatea, Paeroa and Waihi. Preschoolers and school-agers are invited to make a Christmas decoration at home, and bring it into the library from Monday December 9 to hang it on the tree.
Fancy dipping into some summer reading? Magazines topped the list of most popular items borrowed from Paeroa and Waihi libraries last month.
Your Home & Garden and NZ House & Garden were among the five most circulated titles at both libraries. In Paeroa, NZ Lifestyle Block was the overall favourite, ahead of Weekend Gardener and NZ Life & Leisure. In Waihi, Weight Watchers was No.1, followed by the gardening magazines, North and South, and NZ Guns and Hunting.
New fiction was the next highest demand category, with Robert Goddard’s RAF reunion novel Never Go Back the hottest pick at Paeroa and the runner-up at Waihi.
Adult fiction title The Outback Heart was the item most checked out by Ngatea Library users, pipping 4 Ingredients, One Pot, One Bowl. DVDs Malice in Wonderland, Drive, and Dr Seuss and the Lorax ranked third, fourth and fifth.
Our librarians can help you find these items and other great books, magazines, DVDs, CDs and e-books.
Work on the new Paeroa library will be started in 2014!
The new building will be located on the corner of Mackay and Willoughby Streets (opposite the main entrance to the domain).
Currently in the Paeroa library we are asking for your ideas for the new library, so please come on in and write them down and have it displayed for everyone to see.
Waihi’s new Council library and service centre in Rosemont Road is springing up by the day. View the photos
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Non-fiction, free-fiction (older than 1 year), large print and children's & teens are all 'free to issue books'.
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Our ebook and audiobook download service using OverDrive has been live for a while now and is proving popular.
The National Library's Print Disabilities Service offers audio books to adults, young adults and children who have a print disability. Find out more
Read the comments on our latest selection of Readers Choice Reviews. You can even add your own comments on a book you have read.