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And a booky New Year!

We hope everyone enjoyed our final meeting for 2017, discussing our forays into alternative realities.  C Tree

Now we’re heading into holidays.  Cue massive tomes by Ken Follett, Jackie Collins etc, and long luxurious afternoons in the shade with a cold drink.  Bliss!  OR… you could get a head-start on your reading for the first meeting of 2018, which will be at Te Aroha Library, 4pm on 2nd February next year!  The topic for this will be ‘Islands’: choose any book about islands, or with the word ‘island/s’ in the title.  There is a handy suggestion list of possible reads at Te Aroha Library, sitting in the Book Group Bucket J

However you choose to spend the summer break, we wish you a very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year!



Planning your busy December

Hi everyone,
With the busiest time of the year coming up, we thought it might be helpful to put all the library dates together for you to add to your calendar.
1st December is the day for early birds to register for the Wild Kingdom Summer Reading Programmme brought to you by Kiwanis and Matamata Piako District Council.
Also on the 1st December starting at 4pm  we have the Te Aroha Library book club meeting with discussion on Science Fiction or Fantasy titles.
On the 5th December we celebrate our last Toddler time at 11 am in Matamata and Te Aroha Library's and on the 6th it is Morrinsville Library's turn.
The 9th December at 4pm is the newly formed Minecraft Club, at Morrinsville Library, which is open to children 8 and up with their own device.
The 11th December is the start of the Wild Kingdom Summer Reading Programme, working in with the end of the school term and the start of the holidays.
Saturday the 23rd December is the last day to get your Christmas holiday reading sorted. We are closed until the 27th December.
27th to the 29th December we are open from 10.30 to 4.30 only, leaving plenty of time for those family barbeque's afterwards.
And finally do remember to make the most of the New Year weekend you need to have your reading organised by the 29th, as we are closed on Saturday the 30th.
Now that you have updated your calendar, it is time for another chapter of that book...

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



A very booky Christmas

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Our next meeting will be the last of the year!  Where did 2017 go??  Breaking with tradition this year, we shan’t be looking at anything especially seasonal, going out instead in a blaze of alternate reality.
The topic for December 1st is Science Fiction/Fantasy. 
(If you can find a book that manages to combine Christmas and the SciFi/Fantasy genre, however, you might get a chocolate fish!)

Happy reading, and remember, if you want some help finding a suitable book, come and chat to a friendly librarian

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 –