Library Notes 26th November 2018

Published on 18 December 2018


Top 10 books

New Fiction

Meet me at the Museum by Anne Youngson

Salt Picnic by Patrick Evans (Award Winner)

Lincoln in The Bardo by George Saunders (Award Winner)

True Heart’s Desire by Caroline Fyfe

Blood and Destiny by Chris Bishop

The Fashion Designer by Nancy Moser

Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

The Scape Room by Megan Goldin

The Summer Maiden by Dilly Court

The Emperor of Shoes by Spencer Wise


Summer is coming! Top Reads!

Pam Coleman Community Engagement Librarian


There are plenty of children’s books to choose from for this Christmas and the summer ahead. Here are two books I have included in my letter to Santa.


The Top Secret Undercover Notes of Buttons McGinty – Book 1, by Rhys Darby

Written in the same book-style as the infamous Treehouse books by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, with a handwritten font and plenty of ‘random’ sketches, Darby brings us a slice of his awkward, Kiwi humour and out-of-this-world absurdity. It’s aimed at kids aged 8-15 years and is such fun!


J.K Rowling’s screen play of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald is available this month. This is the second screenplay in a five film series to be written by J.K Rowling. The story of mystery and magic continues an amazing new chapter in the wizarding world. It has some surprising nods to Harry Potter stories and will delight fans of both the films and books.


We are lucky to have an amazing collection of children’s books in our library so why not come in and have a browse. A library card and one of our gorgeous library bags (only $6) would be a great gift for anyone.


Don’t forget to register for our Summer Reading programme this week. It’s going to be a great summer with lots of books, prizes and fun. Kids from 3 to 12 can participate in The Amazing Read. It’s free and all they need to do is bring their library card or come in and join. It’s easy!

From the 10th of January participants can pop into their local library and chat about what they have read to one of our friendly librarians. Each time participants report in, they will receive a special prize. If they check in four times over the summer they receive an invitation to the finale event and are gifted a brand new book.


We will have lots of events and activities at each of our Horowhenua Libraries every day from the 10th of December until the 18th January. Our hardworking librarians will take a wee break between the 24th and 6th January, to read all the books Santa will no doubt bring them, provided they have been good, of course.


Library Feedback prize draw

Thanks to all who filled in our library feedback forms and entered the draw to win $20 credit to their library account. Your feedback makes a difference by helping inform our future planning.  Congratulations to Keita Koolen. Mrs Koolen was delighted with her prize, which means she can borrow some of our amazing rental fiction title for free. We are delighted that the prize went to a self-confessed book worm. Look out for more book giveaway competitions on our Facebook site. It could be you next time!


What’s on?


‘Cloud Cover’ Art Exhibition by Victoria Webster Thursday, 01 November 2018 Friday, 30 November 2018

No Shame No Silence Friday, 02 November 2018 to Saturday, 15 December 2018 Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom


Wednesday 28 November

Crochet Club 10:30am to 12:00pm

Guitar Club 5:00pm to 5:30pm

Quiz Night 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Thursday 29 November

Lego Club 3:30pm to 5:00pm Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-po


Friday 30 November

Lunchtime Concert 12.00pm to 1.00pm Te Roopo Paharekeke  - A real highlight this week.


Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 2:00pm to 4:00pm

                Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom 10.00am to 12.00pm


Sunday 2 December

Jazz Jam session. Open to all musicians. Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 2:00pm to 4:00pm


Monday 3 December

Raukawa Whanau Ora playgroup - 9.30am to 12.00pm


Tuesday 4 December

Stepping UP Digital Devices

Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō 10.00am to 12.00pm


Wednesday 5 December

Crochet Club 10:30am - 12:00pm

Guitar Club 5:00pm to 5:30pm

Quiz Night 7:00pm to 9:00pm