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Tararua District Library Tararua District Library
Seasons Greetings Seasons Greetings December December -- January 2015/16January 2015/16
Dannevirke 374 4255 – Woodville 376 0218 – Pahiatua 376 0121
Eketahuna 375 0219 www.tararuadc.govt.nz
A nother year in the Libraries has flown by and Christmas is fast approaching. Much to celebrate this year. Corinna Carew at Eketahuna Library
passed her Level 6 Diploma in Library and
Information Studies, and Certificate in
Literature & Library Services for Children &
Young People. We are all very proud of her
Eketahuna Library had a refit and new layout
… Hope you are all enjoying that. Dannevirke
Branch was re-carpeted and again a new
layout was put in place to better reflect the
changing use of Libraries.
Pahiatua Library is in the midst of a facelift
and toilets for our Library users are now
available. I know the community of Pahiatua
will appreciate this. The upgrade should be
completed in the new year.
Planning is underway for the changes to the
Woodville Library. As they say in the cheese
world… good things take time. And we are
taking the time to try to plan out the changes
to this building to benefit the community and
staff and to earthquake strengthen this
building at the same time. Watch this space…
Over the year I have filled in behind the
counter at most of the branches and I always
enjoy getting to know many of you from the
different towns. Merry Christmas to you all
from all of us here behind the counters at
May your 2016 be a wonderful one.
Heather Taylor (District Librarian)
It’s that time again! during the month of
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Two great Christmas Gift Ideas
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Accommodates all book sizes
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Library Bags Book Seats
We have lots of fun resources available at the library to help you enjoy the We have lots of fun resources available at the library to help you enjoy the holiday break.holiday break.
We have an amazingly diverse selection of books, magazines, We have an amazingly diverse selection of books, magazines, jigsaws and even some books on tape/CD. We are open jigsaws and even some books on tape/CD. We are open Christmas Eve normal hours, so make sure you stock up on Christmas Eve normal hours, so make sure you stock up on your favourite novels, jigsaws, magazines, or whatever you your favourite novels, jigsaws, magazines, or whatever you fancy for the Xmas break! We also have a large selection of fancy for the Xmas break! We also have a large selection of eBooks which can be downloaded. If you are unsure how to eBooks which can be downloaded. If you are unsure how to do this, call into your local library prior to the Xmas break to do this, call into your local library prior to the Xmas break to get assistance from staff.get assistance from staff. Don’t forget we have a large DVD collection at all library Don’t forget we have a large DVD collection at all library branches (over 1000) with lots of new titles available. New branches (over 1000) with lots of new titles available. New releases are $3.50 and all other DVDs are $2.00, both for one releases are $3.50 and all other DVDs are $2.00, both for one week rental.week rental.
Staff NewsStaff News
Much comings and goings at Dannevirke Library. Library Assistant Tamara Jones has
transferred from the library and into a new role at the council building. So she is gone
but not really gone.. Tamara was with us for almost 3 years and her quirky sense of
humour will be much missed by library staff and users like. We wish Tam all the best in
her new role in the Records Department.
Replacing Tamara is Alice Leadbetter. Alice is a local lady, who attended Dannevirke South School and Dannevirke High School. Alice did a Bachelor of Arts at Massey University before moving to Taupo where she worked at the library and museum. She has a passion for travel and in 2013, set off to Ghana for two months to volunteer at an orphanage and then onto London, England, working for two years before returning to New Zealand. Alice has a love for animals, cooking, swimming and reading, and is very excited to have joined the Dannevirke Library team.
We also have a new addition at Woodville Library. Heather McVeagh replaces Raewyn
Murray who retired earlier this year. Heather is really happy to be joining the Wood-
ville Library/Service Centre, and to be part of the Tararua District library team. She has
a love of books and a particular interest in children and young adult literature. Heather
was with the National Library in Palmerston North for the past 12 years, and prior to
that was a teacher. She is interested in conservation - particularly native trees and
shrubs, and tramping. Heather aims to do at least one of the major walks each year.
Last year was the Kepler Track, and this year the Hump Ridge.
T he libraries are enriched by having the services of many willing volunteers. These wonderful people
willingly give up their free time to shelve, mend books, tidy and help us with children’s programmes. Library staff are deeply appreciative and the following quote sums up the volunteer spirit.
I f you are interested in volunteering, contact the friendly staff at your local
community library for more information.
Wonderful Woodville Volunteers Raewyn Murray
(left) Jenny McNeur (right) with Librarian Leilani
A big welcome to both Heather and Alice, we are really pleased to have you both on board.
Dannevirke Library Volunteer team: From back
left: Frances Lund, Monique Ashford, Nikki Price
(Library Volunteer Co-ordinator), Keith Smith.
From front left: Jill Mills, Judith Franklin, and
Carol Brown. Absent: Kate Cottrell Dannevirke Volunteers
Kevin and Judith Franklin
“Those who can, do.
Those who can do
Childrens eventsChildrens events It’s Summer Reading Programme time again! All libraries are running programmes for primary school children. Spaces are filling fast. Please contact your local Community Library for details. Or check out our social media pages https://Tararualibrary.wordpress.com/2015/11/07/2015-childrens-summer-reading-programmes/
At Dannevirke Library, our Book Club for 8-12 year olds is humming along with a very enthusiastic bunch of young ones. We meet every fortnight during term time, Mondays at 4pm. Come along and join in.
Interested in a Teen Book Club? At Dannevirke Library, we are thinking of starting one up at the beginning of 2016. Check out our social media pages
https://tararualibrary.wordpress.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tararua-District-Libraries/ and watch this space!
To learn from history, you have to study it”
We learnt here at Pahiatua during our last public survey that the library needed a few renovations. Well all good things come to those who wait. .. We now have a new automatic door to the entrance of the library and an automatic light to the entrance of our public toilets. We also have a new disabled/parent room with a built in change table for infants. Our painting preparation is underway & all radiators have been removed to allow for new air-conditioning installation.
We love being a link within our community for information of all kinds. Do you need help accessing government agency websites? Creating a CV? Setting up an email address or Facebook account? Finding an obituary in a newspaper or just locating some study references? These are a few things that we help people with every day.
Never be too shy to ask our friendly team of library staff for a bit of assistance, as we are always ready & willing to help!
Little Ears is a free half hour early literacy session for pre-schoolers that is run during Term Time. Parents or caregivers, bring your little one’s along to listen to stories, sing songs, and sometimes do other activities.
Dannevirke Library – every Monday, 9.30am
Pahiatua Library – every Tuesday, 2pm Woodville Library - every Wednesday, 2pm
Little Ears has now finished for the summer break and will resume Term One 2016.
Childrens Librarian Nikki
Price with her “Little Ears”