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Gift Ideas for book lovers

With five weeks till Christmas, the pressures (and decorations) are mounting… For those of us with book lovers in the family why not break the mould, and get them the gift that keeps on giving?

With new books arriving weekly (and a great DVD selection), why not give the gift of credit? Library credit. Simple, quick and easy and with no minimum amount you can be as Grinch-like or generous as you wish.

So stop by your local library today and make a library user’s day this holiday season.

Santa and Rudolph

November Book Club - this week!

Frighteningly, it’s November, and we’re gearing up for book group again!  We’re meeting this Friday, November 4th at 4pm in Te Aroha Library to discuss your People’s Choice reads – any library book you like, so go wild with your choices if you haven’t done so already : )

All the best for a very happy and enlightening session –

Long Weekend Reading

Whether you're going near or far this long weekend, stop by and pick up some weekend reading from your local library.

Matamata Library, Morrinsville Library and Te Aroha library will be open till 5.30pm this evening and from 9.00am to 1.30pm Saturday -- plenty of time to pick up a great book.

Reading in a boat

Trick or Treat?

Halloween Reading

Happy Halloween

Join in the fun and stop by your local library to pick up a spook-tacular book for tonights reading. Whether, you're into mystery or romance; sci-fi or horror, we have the books to match your mood.

Struggling for a starting point? Why not try these Halloween inspired novels:

A seal's secret by Weber, Tawny (Romance)

Navy SEAL Mitch Donovan always plays to win. The push-up contest at the Halloween party should have been a piece of cake...

Dark tides by Ewan, Chris (Mystery)

When Claire Cooper was eight years old her mother mysteriously vanished during Hop-tu-naa, the Manx Halloween...

Death of a neighborhood witch by Levine, Laura (Mystery)

When Cryptessa Muldoon, a Hollywood has-been who spends her days making enemies with everyone on the street, is found murdered on Halloween night, Jaine Austen, to prove her own innocence, must unmask a killer among a neighbourhood filled with suspects...

The fates will find their way by Pittard, Hannah (Fiction)

Nora went missing on Halloween. Far more eager to imagine Nora's fate than to scrutinize their own, the neighbourhood boys sleepwalk into an adulthood of jobs, marriages, families, homes, and daughters of their own, all the while pining for a girl-- and a life-- that no longer exists, except in the imagination...

Hades by Adornetto, Alexandra (Teen)

Jake Thorn and his demons have been banished and Xavier and Bethany settle down to resume a normal life. But on the night of Halloween, a childish prank goes terribly wrong and Jake is summoned back to the sleepy town of Venus Cove...

Trick or treat murder by Meier, Leslie (Mystery)

Mom, and occasional sleuth, Lucy Stone must take a break from baking Halloween cupcakes and rejuvenating old costumes for her children to hunt down an evil arsonist wreaking havoc in Tinker's Cove... Spooky Night