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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



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.

Matamata Temporary Library is OPEN!

Matamata Temporary Library is open!

Matamata Temporary Library

12 Tainui Street (Opposite the Memorial Hall)

9am - 5pm Monday to Friday

9am - 1.30pm Saturday

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Come check out our adorable portable cabins.

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.


        Week 8 - A book by a female author

        You’ll be spoilt for choice this week.  There are as many styles of writing as there are women in the world, so you’re bound to find something to your taste in the library. Check out our most popular female authors below, or go on a voyage of discovery amongst the shelves.
        Female Fiction is …
                                           Intelligent  and

        Our top female authors:

        Gregory, Philippa
        Jacobs, Anna
        Macomber, Debbie
        McCallum, Fiona
        McDonald, Fleur
        Morrissey, Di
        O'Flanagan, Sheila
        Pearse, Lesley
        Picoult, Jodi
        Roberts, Nora
        Steel, Danielle

         Who is your top female author? Comment below.