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Week One: A book you chose because of the cover

Welcome to week one of our 2017 Reading Challenge.

This week we are forgetting the old adage of "never judging a book by its cover". Stunning, beautiful, striking, horrifying or intriguing. No matter what comes to mind take a chance and let the cover decide.
Need a starting point? Here are some covers that we found…

MOR Romance: Night Circus by Erin Morgensternnight circus

SIN NZ Fiction: Archangel’s Shadows by Nalini Singharchangels shadows  594.147: Spirals in time by Helen ScalesSpirals in Time

LEV Mystery: Killing Cupid by Laura LevineKilling Cupid

RYA SF Fantasy: The Waking Fire by Anthony RyanWaking Fire  GOL Romance: Discovering Stella by K.M. GollandDiscovering Stella

KAZ Historical: The Painter of Souls by Phillip KazanPainter of Souls


Comment below or follow us on Facebook to let us know what cover you have chosen.


2017 Reading Challenge

reading challengeStruggling to get out of your reading rut? Looking to read more variety this year? Then we have the solution for you.

Our 2017 Reading Challenge will point you in the right direction. 18 challenges to get you out of your reading comfort zone. Follow us on Facebook and our library blog for weekly book ideas and updates.

Complete only one or all 18, it’s up to you! How far will you go?

Keep an eye out for book ideas and challenges starting next week.

Christmas is Coming! (10 days to go)

Merry Christmas

Christmas is coming!
No need to feel flat
at thoughts of lengthy car trips or bad weather at the bach.
We have the very thing to help – so please do take a look
At our e-normous catalogue of e- and audiobooks.
(And if this enthralling quest is one that you have never tried
Remember that to start you’ll need to download OverDrive.)E-books

What to do:
1. Download the OverDrive software from the link on our website (computers) or the app store, or play store (devices)
2. Sign in using your library card number and PIN or you can create an Overdrive account
3. Search for, and then select Matamata Piako Libraries
4. This takes you to the Nove-L site, where you select Matamata Piako Libraries again and enter your Card Number and PIN
5. Click on Add a title to browse, checkout and download e-books and audiobooks.

ebooks laptop


The countdown is nearly over...

Just two more sleeps till Christmas day arrives.

All three libraries are open tomorrow, from 9.30am to 1.30pm, so stop by to grab some last minute reading before the chaos ensues.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from all of us here at the library!

See you back at 10.30am on Wednesday 28th December 2016.

merry christmas


Christmas is Coming!

Christmas is coming!

Put on your Santa hat!

The children's Reading Club begins quite soon - hooray for that!

December 12th's the date to note -

That's when enrolments start.

Please contemplate the dates below

And take them all to heart...

Reading Programme Calendar

For more information click here.