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Back to the Future!

Last Friday afternoon was Saga City in the library, as you discussed your many and varied takes on this popular genre, from the crackling wit of Lisa Lutz’s tale of American women, ‘How to start a Fire’, all the way across the ditch to Jeffrey Archer’s classic 20th century Clifton Chronicles, and Jennifer Donnelly’s ‘Tea Rose series’. 
Maybe it was something to do with the historical slant of these reads, but for whatever reason, the theme for your next meeting is ‘Time Travel’ fiction.

Time Travel Machine


Our fiction section has been transformed!


You will now find the A’s with the A’s and the Z’s with the Z’s, regardless of their genres.

The only ones which have stayed separate are our Mills & Boon, Graphic and Western collections.

This will make searching for your favourite authors easier, and may introduce you to new favourites.

If you have any questions, ask one of our helpful Librarians.

Hell's Pizza Wheels challenge is back!

Can you read 7 books?

If you are in Years 1-8, come into your local library to pick up your free Pizza Wheel and get reading. Read seven books and tell your local librarian about them to get a free kid's pizza from your local Hell Pizza.

A big thanks to Hell Pizza, LIANZA and the New Zealand Children and Young Adult Book awards.

Book group this Friday!

It’s almost here, gentle readers – our book group gathering for the month of May! The 5th of May to be exact.

The topic is Family Saga, and the venue, as always, is Te Aroha Library at 4pm.

Bring your books and your opinions, ready for a great discussion…


From the Matamata-Piako Libraries Crew



Self-service scanner now available!

We now have self-service scanning facilities at each of our libraries.

  • You can scan to PDF or jpg.
  • Please note there may be a wait time.
  • Scanner use is subject to APNK terms and conditions.