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Self loan stations

Our new self loan stations are almost here.

Next week we will be installing them in both Morrinsville and Te Aroha Libraries. Matamata Library will have theirs in the new building.

The Loan stations will allow you to:

Return your own books.

Renew current items on loan.

Issue your own items.

Pay any bills.

We will do our best to minimise any disruption but do be prepared for a little inconvenience while the system is installed,

We know that it will be worth the wait and will enjoy sharing the new experience with you



It's that time again...

Amazingly, it’s October, and we are ready and raring to go with book group this Friday (6th October), 4pm at Te Aroha Library.

Your choice of topic this time round was Non-Fiction from the 300s, 500s or 800s.  It’s not too late if you haven’t chosen a book yet, but you’ll need to get into the library quick smart if you want to be able to join in the discussion on Friday : )

Happy reading –


Haiku Hike Reading afternoon.

Our winners gathered for a haiku reading last Friday to enjoy and experience the winning (and highly commended) haiku from our Haiku Hike competition.

Winner Ron Stone left and commended haiku writer Stan WilsonWinner Ron Stone (left) and commended haiku writer Stan Wilson.

Ryder and Benji Johnston haiku writing brothers with their proud parentsRyder and Benji Johnston haiku-writing brothers with their proud parents.Junior Winner Anica Dowing

Junior Winner Anica Downing.

Thank you to all who joined in!

Winning Haikus are on display in each library for you to read.

Final Week of Book VS Book!

We have reached the finals!

The BFG by Roald Dahl VS Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling

Final Round BFG VS Harry Potter

Comment below for your chance to win!
Voting closes 1.30pm Saturday 23rd September, 2017.



It's that time again!

Book group is this Friday!

Is it my imagination, or was August a very short month?  Whatever the case, here’s hoping you’ve all had a chance to read your ‘author starting with A’ books, as the next meeting is almost upon us.

We’ll be congregating in Te Aroha library this Friday, September 1st, at 4pm.  And that’s not all!  At one and the same time, should you wish to eavesdrop, some of the winning poets from our recent Haiku Hike competition, will be reading their works aloud here in the library.  A veritable literary feast!

We hope to see you there.