News From the Library

Holiday fun is on us!

Where are you headed for the school holidays?
Make it the Waihi Library, where our popular holiday programme will be on again every weekday from 1pm.

The sessions will last for one to two hours, with all school-age children welcome. There’s no cost and no need to pre-register – though some activities will have limited numbers of participants.

View the full programme starting from July 6 to 17. The programme is also available from the library, or check out our Facebook page.
Waihi puppeteer from last year's holiday programme
Puppeteering from last year's holiday programme

More eBooks in Overdrive

Macmillan Australia eBooks have recently been added to Overdrive.

This catalogue includes titles from well-known authors, such as: David Baldacci, Di Morrissey, Liane Moriaty, Matthew Reilly, Jeffrey Archer, Lola Berry, John Marsden and Andy Griffiths and many more.

The History of Flags of New Zealand

The New Zealand is a hot topic around the country at the moment. The following link will give you an insight into the history of the current flag we all know, as well as previous and other official flags.
Flags of New Zealand

LIANZA and Hell Pizza Reading Challenge

Libraries and pizza - two key ingredients in a fun initiative to give kids an appetite for reading.

Primary and secondary students are invited to pick up a pizza wheel from any of our Ngatea, Paeroa or Waihi libraries and take up the challenge for the school holidays. Find out more about the Pizza Challenge

Computer mentor available at Paeroa Library from 7th April

Once again we will have the services of a computor mentor available at the Paeroa Library.

If you would like to know more please inquire from our helpful librarians.

Computer mentor available at Waihi 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.

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.

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.



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.

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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