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Come and celebrate poetry day with us this month!

It's National Poetry Day on Friday August 25th and to celebrate we're creating our very own haiku hike.

Create your own haiku and be part of a trail of verse around the walls of the library. Entry forms are available at the desk at each library. And it's open to children and adults!
Each poem will be judged by New Zealand poet Sue Emms! 
Winners will be announced on National Poetry Day, Friday August 25th.

Come and join the fun!

Unsure what haiku is?
Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. The lines rarely rhyme.

Book VS Book - Week Two

  Welcome to week Two!

This week we have an Australia author vs a New Zealand author, and an English author vs an American author. Round 3 13 storey vs monkey

Round Three: The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths VS Monkey Boy by Donovan Bixley

Round 4 lion witch vs charlottes

Round Four: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis VS Charlottes's Web by E. B. White

Who will you pick?

Comment below for your chance to win!

Voting closes at 1.30pm Saturday 12th August.



Book VS Book: The Chapter Book Trials

 Welcome to week one!

This week sees two popular titles and two classic titles vying for your votes.

 Round one: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney VS The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

Round 1 wimpy vs underpants


Round two: Five on a Treasure Island by Enid Blyton VS The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Round 2 treasure vs secret

 Comment below with your top pick of each pair and be in to win!


Voting closes Saturday 5th August at 1.30pm.




Round one: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Round two: The Secret Garden



Book Group This Friday!


Just a quick reminder that our next meeting will be this Friday, August 4th, at 4pm in Te Aroha Library.  The discussion topic is your book ‘with a number in the title’ – so don’t be L-eight four this one  :D


Happy reading!

Truly one to die for


Greetings readers!


A cosy group discussed their mysteries here last Friday night, with Lee Child and Dick and Felix Francis getting the Big Book Group Thumbs Up this time round.  And so to August – Friday 4th August, to be precise, at 4pm – where the choice for discussion is a most intriguing category:


“A book with a number in the title”


Truly, one two die four.


Happy reading, and do sing out if you need help finding a suitable book.


All the best –


The Team at Te Aroha Library