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It has been amazing to get back into the swing of things and to see everyone visiting the library again! We are so pleased to have all of our patrons trickling back through our doors. It won't be long before all of our programmes are back to their normal schedules, so thank you all for being patient with us!

Boy have we got a lot of great things coming up over the next 30 days. We can't wait to share all of the info with you down below in this newsletter!
Save your pocket change for our upcoming book sale.  The bi-annual sale is set to begin on Saturday, 8th August, and is always really popular.  Make sure to get to the library early that Saturday so you can have your pick since the sale is first come, first served.
July School Holidays

hnology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) as well as a love of reading. Pick up a brochure from us here at the library, the MAC, Feilding Information Centre or Council Offices or download it from our website by clicking on the image above.Each weekday morning during the July holidays come and get Messy with us, let off some S.T.E.A.M., watch a movie or book into our PS4 VR Experience sessions. Each activity has been designed to encourage a passion for S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tec

NOTE: Children under the age of 8 MUST be actively supervised by a caregiver aged 16+ whilst they are in the library or participating in one of our activities.

Winter Blast Challenges

Keep an eye on our Facebook page over the holidays (6-19 July) for your chance to win awesome prizes by participating in our Winter Blast challenges! All you have to do is follow the instructions on the posts and you'll be entered to win a sweet prize! There are new prizes every day, so make sure you're keeping a look out! 
 Click here to check out our Facebook page!


A Hawaiian Homicide Murdery Mystery

We're bringing the murder mystery back! And what better way to do it than in a tropical setting?! Don your best flowered shirt or grass skirt and break out the sunless tanner because we're heading to Hawaii!!!

Friday, 21 August 2020 @ 7pm to 9pm

Join us at the Library for a night of fun, social connection and help us solve this murder mystery - A Hawaiian Homicide. Click on the image above for more information and to purchase tickets.

Short Short Story Competition

As part of this year's Manawatū Writer's Festival, we would like to challenge all you budding writers out there to enter our Short Short Story Competition. There will be some awesome prizes to win. The competition is open to all ages with no restrictions on theme (just remember to keep it PG). The only restriction is that the story must be no more than 50 words in length. Entries open Wednesday 1st July and close Friday 31st July. Click on the image below to enter or pick up a form from us at the library. from LinkedIN is an online learning platform from LinkedIN Learning, offering thousands of video courses in computer technology, software, creativity and business skills. through LinkedIN, helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Members have access to a video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. LinkedIn Learning serves more than 10,000 organizations, with tutorials in five languages.

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with LinkedIN to provide free to our members! You will just need a library card to create an account to track your progress. Click on the image above to access today!

In-house Heritage Sites

All of you aspiring genealogists should give some of our in-house digital resources a look next time you're in the library if you haven't already. We have partnered with several different services to give you unprecedented access to historical documents and vital records.

FindMyPast is a site dedicated to helping everyone discover and celebrate how they are uniquely connected by tracing their family trees. You can access certain records for free ONLY while you're inside the library.

Ancestry Library Edition is a comprehensive database of vital records accessible ONLY from the library. Come in and search their massive collection of census, military, immigration, birth, marriage and death records. 

FamilySearch has collection of billions of records, which you can piece together your ancestors' history and bring their stories to life. FamilySearch is available to search outside the library, but the site returns more results when you're searching from within the library.

If you have any questions about these services, please ask one of our friendly staff for assistance. We will be happy to give you a hand!

Dungeons and Dragons Club

Our immensely popular Dungeons and Dragons club returns this month on 27
th July. We invite youth between the ages of 10 and 18 to join us fortnightly on Monday evenings from 6 to 9 pm to learn and play the world's most popular table top role-playing game. All skill levels are welcome, from the greenest to the most seasoned! No prior experience is required! Just bring yourself and your imagination and we will help you with the rest!

New Content

Just in time for the school holidays, we have added a fresh new selection of junior audiobooks to the collection.

Titles range from some old favourites like 101 Dalmatians through to newer titles like The 104 Story Treehouse. Perfect for playing in the car on your family holiday road trip or playing at home on your staycation.


The response to our new jigsaw collection has been amazing . Our borrowers seem to really enjoy the 1000 piece puzzles. If you are not up to 1000 pieces we have got you covered with a selection of 300 or 150 piece puzzles as well. Many thanks to everyone who has donated the puzzles they longer want, they are a welcome addition to our collection!

With the closure of Bauer Media we have lost a few of our popular magazine titles, (North and South, NZ Listener, etc.) so our magazine collection looks a bit thin. We are on the lookout for new titles to add. If you have a suggestion you can let us know by clicking here.


We are heading into the time of the year that we receive the most new books into the collection. Our processing shelves in the back office are full and we are making our way through them.
When you come in to the Library make sure you make a  beeline to the 'New In' shelf - there's bound to be something for everyone. We have also added some new titles to our cloudLibrary catalogue. During lockdown lot of borrowers used CL as an alternative for actual library books. There is a great selection available and once you try it you will become hooked! Check out our website as to how to down load the APP or next time you are in ask one of our helpful staff!

Homeline Service

After the first few weeks of lockdown and the library having to close, it was great to be able to go ahead with the door to door deliveries for our community. We delivered over 200 bags of books! The best part was seeing how happy people were to have books again and how much they value the library! We will be continuing the homelink service only for those who cannot get to the library for themselves and don't have anyone (i.e. a family member or caregiver) to get their books for them.
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