Matamata Library has closed for the move to the temporary site. We are hoping to reopen as soon as possible, and we will keep you updated with the latest news.
The temporary library will be located opposite the Memorial Hall on Tainui Street. Until this opens keep using the after-hours slot at the current library if you have books to return.
Don't forget there are e-books and audiobooks available through Overdrive if you cannot be without a book (check out the digital tab for more information). Or drop by Morirnsville Library or Te Aroha Library for a change of scenery - we would love to see you.
We apologise for any inconvenience and disruption this may cause. We look forward to seeing you in our temporary library as soon as possible.
When was the last time you were brave enough to pick up a book with over 500 pages? We tend to shy away from these tomes due to the large chunks of time they take up. And when we do commit to big books, we want them to be worth the effort.
While monster-sized books can often be intimidating and hard to get into, some of the greatest works (past and present) are over 500 pages…
The Bone Clocks By David Mitchell
The Watchers By Jon Steele
Mage’s Blood By David Hair
Dragonlance Chronicles By Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
Styxx By Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Seven Sisters By Lucinda Riley
The Bronze Horseman Paulina Simons
Dead or Alive By Tom Clancy with Grant Blackwood
The Undivided By Jennifer Fallon
Queen of Fire By Anthony Ryan
You know that book. The one everyone wants to get their hands on… The one that is guaranteed to be a great read… The one that will be the cause of some sleepless nights… Well, why not join the masses and see what everyone is talking about? Here are some of the hottest titles in the library at the moment.
THE MISTRESS By Danielle Steel
NIGHT SCHOOL by Lee Child
THE WHISTLER by John Grisham
NEVER NEVER by James Patterson and Candice Fox
FEVERSONG by Karen Marie Moning
RIGHT BEHIND YOU by Lisa Gardner
A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead
Well, goodness! I do hope you’ve all been reading biographies frantically, as the next book group meeting is only three days away!!
Yes, this Friday, March 3rd, 4pm at Te Aroha Library, we will convene to discuss the many life stories you have been imbibing.
Come one, come all!
And happy reading, everyone –
The team at Matamata-Piako Libraries : )
While it's not as easy for authors to become famous at a young age as it is for say, pop singers, they can still create a masterpiece (or two, or three). So lets celebrate these 'young' writing geniouses and check out one (or more) of their books.
The only issue with this challenge comes from if we are we looking at writers currently under 30, or authors who were under 30 when they wrote their first book but are well over 30 (or…dead) now? We say that’s up to your readerly discretion.
AVE TEEN: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
BOI FICTION: The People of Forever are not Affraid by Shani Boianjiu
BRO CLASSIC: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
BRO SF FANTASY: Red Rising by Pierce Brown
HIN TEEN: The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
Comment below and let us know what 'young' author you found.