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Merry Christmas


We here at the libraries, wish you all a Merry Christmas, enjoy your holidays (if you have them), the beach (if you get to it), and all the rellies (good and bad). Read heaps of books and eat lots! We'll be back on Friday.

Except of course this is a website and its not actually going anywhere so you can use it all you like! yay.

Great Book Mystery prize

Our Kiwanis Summer Reading Progamme is The Great Book Mystery is underway and our first online review as part of this has been posted.


Congratulations to Iona from Te Aroha Library. A Jaqueline Wilson book is coming your way.


We have some more books to give away. Add a review and you may be lucky too.

We will do some draws in the New Year so good luck and enjoy your Christmas reading!


Te Reo Singalong wins Maori Language Awards in Gisborne!

The Maori Language Awards organised by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori was held on the 15th of November 2013 in Gisborne as part of the Nga Tohu mo Te Reo Maori, there were 33 finalists in 11 categories.

For more information on Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori go here

The Te Reo Singalong books author Hamiltonian, Sharon Holt won the Print section.

There are 5 Te Reo Singalong books written by Sharon Holt, they are: Me haere!, Anei Ke!, Kei to peke ahau, Maranga mai! and the latest which is not quite on our shelves yet E hia nga moe?. This is a gorgeous set of Te Reo books with a singalong CD and wonderful illustrations by Deborah Hinde. The books also contain an English translation and the guitar chords for those players out there as well as a list of Kupu Hou and an ideas page to help with comprehension. These are well worth hunting down and taking home for the littles.

For more information on the awards see the Gisborne Herald here

Random book review draw winner

Congratulations to Peete Waiwiri, whose name was drawn (picked out of the ice cream container), from our reviewers for the latest Peter Brock book. I hope you enjoy many hours of reading Peete and don't forget to add more reviews to the site.

We will do some more over the holidays so keep reading and posting those reviews folks.

Check it out

We've had an influx of new books in the last 2 months thanks to our suppliers (christmas rush), too many to list, and some really good titles. I know my reading list has got a lot longer (and i thought i was tackling it with gusto already :)), so many books and not enough time (sigh) lol. We've new Non-fiction featuring some of New Zealands incredible landscape (Rivers & Waiheke to name 2), Christmas cooking and crafts (Christmas is only 6 weeks away). Childrens and Adult fiction from some of our most popular authors (I do so love Mr Gaiman). So check out the displays at your library (pretty books), the library opac (for those specific titles and authors), or just ask one of friendly Librarians. Happy Reading.