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NZ Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults

It's book awards time again and as always this is a fantastic opportunity to showcase and acknowledge the latest and greatest books for children and young adults New Zealand authors have on offer. Come in to your local library to check out the finalists and get your hands on these fantastic books. You can also pick up a voting form for the Children's Choice award or alternatively you can see the finalists and vote online at Just by voting you go into the draw to win $500 of Booksellers tokens for you and $500 for your school. Winners will be announced on 23 June so watch this space.

Colder nights are here

Are the shorter evenings and colder nights getting to you.

Check out our range of new titles, then snuggle up and enjoy a bit of light relief.

The Te Aroha Book Club meeting is less than 2 weeks away and is open to anyone.

They are discussion Science fiction titles this time so get reading and join in with them.



Our catalogue is available again

Our apologies for this last weekends problems. For those of you who let us know that you could not renew your books or check our catalogue. Thank you.

Everything is now working although some notices may be a day or two late. If you are worried and think that you have returned your items or paid your account between the notice being produced and you receiving it, just email or ring us and we will check it for you.

Once again, thank you for your patience

February is here

February means the end of the holidays for most of us and the next couple of weeks will see us getting stuck into 2014.

School starts for most of our schools.

Thursday 6th is Waitangi day so our libraries will all be closed. 

Friday 7th the Te Aroha Book Club starts back up with a fitting discussion on a New Zealand historical title  (your choice of fiction or not) so don't forget to read your books in readiness.

Then the following week we are starting our Toddler time sessions again. Tuesday 11th for Matamata and Te Aroha and Wednesday 12th for Morrinsvile.

Welcome 2014!