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Free Wifi available again

Free wifi is once again available outside the library buildings Monday to Sunday 8am - 8pm. Connect to: APNK Library, Password apnk2765. Please use for accessing essential information only and maintain physical distancing while you are using this service.  

Book Club cancelled

Greetings, o bookly souls – The powers that be have decreed that in the interests of keeping everyone safe from passing viruses, we shan't be having any more book groups or similar gatherings here in the library till further notice. This means, unfortunately that we shan't be holding our scheduled April 3rd meeting. Do remember that you can still visit the library at this stage to choose new books, and there is also the ever-popular e-book option! If you haven't tried this before, you'll need to download the Wheelers E-platform from your App store. Come and talk to us – or phone if you prefer! – and we can help you get this set up. Stay safe and happy – The team at Te Aroha Library

Calling all coders!

codeclubimageWe are aiming to have our Code Club up and running at all branches this year. It will run for one hour a week after school and is aimed at children aged 9-13. You can bring your own devices, or use one of our Chromebooks.

We would like to start these Clubs in Term 2 2020, but are in need of volunteers who can run these clubs (either senior students or adults).

If you are a computer aficionado with a few hours per week to teach others (lessons plans will be provided), we would love to hear from you. Get in touch with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., message us on facebook, or drop in and see us.

Book Group- Eyes on the prize!

Eyes on the prize!

Greetings all,

It sounds like you had a great meeting last Friday, discussing a vast range of celebrity-related tomes. Pavarotti, Wallis Simpson, Graham Norton and even the last woman hanged in Australasia, all had their part to play!

The next get-together is arranged for Friday April 3rd, here at Te Aroha Library at 4pm, and the topic is 'Award-winners'.

You can search for these on our online catalogue by looking to the top left of the home page where you'll see several options: Childrens Book Awards, Ockham winners, etc. Click on one of these, and it'll take you through to a list of winners in different categories, and from there you can check if we have copies in our local libraries.
Another way of searching is to type in 'award winners' in the main search bar, and see what comes up, rather like a literary lucky-dip.

However you choose to pick your book, it's bound to be an interesting meeting!

All the best

The team at Te Aroha Library