Operating Under Level 2

Published on 13 May 2020

Yellow COVID-19 Alert Level 2 Sign.

Operating under Level 2

The team at Horowhenua Libraries are pleased to welcome you back to our libraries. We have missed you!

We are delighted that Level 2 means we can slowly start to reintroduce some of the services you love at your library. Things will be a little different, as both our community and our team’s safety is paramount.

Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō opening hours will be 10.00am – 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday.
(Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō will be closed on the weekends until further notice.)

Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom (Foxton) will open 10.00am-4.00pm, seven days a week.

Shannon Library will remain closed until further notice.

Things you need to know about your visit

Please return items in the slots outside Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō and Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom Libraries.

There will be one entry and one exit point at each of our facilities:

·       Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō main carpark entrance.
·       Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom Main Street entrance.

To help everyone keep safe and well. You must:

·       Stay home if you, or anyone in your bubble is unwell.
·       Sign in, as we will be following all contact tracing guidelines set out by the government.
·       Use the hand sanitiser provided.
·       Keep visits under 30 minutes.
·       Follow the 2 metre physical distancing rule.

What else should you expect?

·     Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.
·     Public Computers will be unavailable until further notice.
.     There will be no newspapers
·     Wifi is available but users must follow our strict time limits and are required to observe the 2 metre physical distance from other people.
·     Justice of the Peace (JP) services will not be in operation.
·     No library programmes will be running during Alert Level 2, but please visit our social media pages to find out about our online programmes and services. 

Find out more about:

·       Homelink Service.
·       Loans and lending charges.

Contact Us

You can contact Libraries Horowhenua by email ([email protected]) or phone 06 368 1953.  

Homelink Service

For people who are in isolation or physically unable to visit the library, we have a free service called Homelink. You can let us know what genre and format you are interested in so we can hand-pick the best materials to be delivered to you. We will then select and deliver these materials to your door. If you would like to refer yourself, or someone you know, fill in the the form on our website,  email us at [email protected] or call 06 368 1953.

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