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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.

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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.


Last meeting of the old year THIS FRIDAY!!!

This is your last-minute heads-up re our book group meeting this Friday, December 2nd, 4pm at Te Aroha Library.

Bring along the Māori fiction you’ve been reading and get ready for some fascinating discussion.

Koa Kirihimete,

The Matamata-Piako LIbrary Team

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Christmas is coming!

Christmas is coming!

It's time we had a chat

All about our opening hours, and holidays and that...

There's nothing worse than being stuck at home with naught to read

But if you plan things carefully, to panic there’s no need

So put on your bifocals and peruse the following screed:

Christmas / New Year’s Hours:

Saturday 24th December  9.30am – 1.30pm

Sunday 25th December  Closed

Monday 26th December  Closed

Tuesday 27th December  Closed

Wednesday 28th December  10.30am – 4.30pm

Thursday 29th December  10.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 30th December  10.30am – 4.30pm

Saturday 31st December  Closed

Sunday 1st January  Closed

Monday 2nd January  Closed

Tuesday 3rd January  Closed

Wednesday 4th January  10.30am – 5.30pm

Thursday 5th January  Normal hours resume



Hi Kids,

Do you still have a Hell Pizza Wheel lying around, under the bed, or in your school bag?

You’d better get in quick; your free pizza must be picked up from Hell’s pizza by Sunday December 4th, 2016.

There is only one pizza per visit per child, so be sure to use them while you can. 

Pizza Wheel