Library News 17 November 2021

Published on December 17, 2021


Top 10 books
New Comics available digitally on Hoopla

Luna by Maria Llovet
Buffy The Last Vampire Slayer by Casey Gilly
Mighty Morphin Vol.3 by Ryan Parrott
Yasmeen by Saif A. Ahmed
Black Widow Vol.1: The Finely Woven Thread by Nathan Edmondson
Avengers Mech Strike by Jed Mackay
Sandman: The Deluxe Edition Book 4 by Neil Gaiman
Captain Marvel Vol.4: Accused by Kelly Thompson
Dune: House Atreides Vol.1 by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
Hawkeye Vol. 1: My Life As A Weapon by Matt Fraction

These titles and 1000’s more are available on Hoopla, with your Libraries Horowhenua membership and password. Sign up via:

Leala Faleseuga – Digital Inclusion Coordinator

As the festive season rolls in, we here at Libraries Horowhenua have a shiny new eLibrary gift … a brand new ePlatform to enjoy!

Our eLibrary is a popular service, which is available for free with your Libraries Horowhenua membership or eMembership. Over these past months, we’ve been adding to our existing eLibrary offerings, diversifying our ePlatforms to ensure that our community can get the best selection for their digital reading needs. Our eLibrary is open twenty four hours, seven days a week.

  • Libby/OverDrive is one of our original ePlatforms, and one of the most popular. It has a regularly updated and wide selection of 35,000+ eBooks and eAudiobooks to enjoy.
  • Lingogo is the unique library app packed with Māori and Pasifika stories. Perfect for language learners of all ages and levels, it uses an interactive dual-language format.
  • Cloud Library also has a vast eBook and eAudiobook collection, often with less wait times as well as the potential for simultaneous issues on the same book.

Our newest addition is called Hoopla, and is a unique ePlatform that delivers an enormous selection of digital content to our customers, as seamlessly as possible. While it has eBooks and eAudiobooks, it also has music, TV shows and movies on offer, as well as a stellar collection of comics and graphic novels.

Hoopla, like all our other ePlatforms, is available for free with your Libraries Horowhenua membership. All you need to do is go to , sign up using your email, and then you can access our Libraries Horowhenua catalogue with your card number and password. You can have a maximum of 10 Hoopla borrows in a month.

And with the festive season upon us, it is a good time to share what makes a great gift for those who want to enjoy our free public library content.

All our ePlatforms can be enjoyed as downloadable apps, so technology such as tablets, smartphones, iPads and iPhones are perfect for this. All you need to do is download the required ePlatform app, and you’re away! It need not be the most expensive or fancy tablet, one within your budget and that suits your needs is fine.

eReaders are a popular option as well but do note that Kindles are not currently compatible with our free public library content.

A pair of Headphones could be a great wee stocking filler so that you can listen to your book on the go or while you potter around the house. The sleep timer functions mean you can also listen in bed, without worrying about falling asleep and missing the vital half of the story!

For more information on our eLibrary, contact [email protected] or go to our website:

What’s On

Iris Reesby Exhibition: GeriARTtric, Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō Gallery

New Arts Collective Exhibition: Kotahi Tonu te Wairua o Nga Mea Katoa, December 18, 2021 to March 06, 2022, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom

Friday 17 December
Friday Concert: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, 11.30am, Don't miss the final Christmas concert of 2021. Kick back and enjoy a special 3 hour lunch session from 11.30am to 2pm.

Join the HDC Waiata Group, Patricia & Ruth Martin, Kevin Watson, Dean Murray, Gill Allen, Cazna Thompson and Clint Taylor.

SeniorNet: Get help with your tablets, phones and laptops

  • Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom 10am-12pm
  • Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 2pm -4pm

Kiwiana Summer Reading Programme Registrations are open now!

The Summer Reading Programme will run in Levin, Foxton and Shannon Libraries from 13th December to 21st January. The programme aims to encourage and promote books, libraries and the fun of reading through incentive awards, activities and storytellers. Children will read a library book, write or draw a review, come to the library to report in and talk about the book or complete a review online. You can also pick up some craft activities from your library to keep you busy at home.

Those who complete the programme will receive an invitation to the Grand Finale. Each child will be presented with a certificate and a new book. This year the finale in Levin and Foxton will be at the pools. Shannon children will have a party in Shannon library.

These programmes are offered free of charge with support from the Friends of the library.

Bring your beach towel, create your bubble and enjoy some entertainment from our favourite magician Zappo.

Pop in and book your bubble at your local library. Be in quick as numbers are limited.

Zappo The Magician 

  • Te Takeretanga o Kura hau-pō  Wednesday 12th January 2022, 1pm
  • Te Awahaou Nieuwe Stroom, Wednesday 12th January, 10.30am,
  • Shannon Library, Wednesday 12th January,  3pm
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