Five of the best li­braries

Curl­ing up with a good book is a great way to spend win­ter.

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A trip to your lo­cal li­brary is the per­fect place to take the kids for fun free ac­tiv­i­ties.

We have searched the city and here is a list of Auck­land’s top five li­braries.

Waiuku Li­brary is known for it’s great ser­vice from friendly li­brar­i­ans who hand­ily bun­dle up sug­gested best reads ac­cord­ing to genre. All you need do is pick up a pre-stacked pile of books. It’s a great way to find new au­thors.

1. Waiuku

The range of books here may not be ex­ten­sive but as one of the small­est li­braries in New Zealand Kauka­pakapa li­brary is well worth a visit purely for the his­tory. The build­ing is just 21 me­tres square. It was orig­i­nally con­structed in 1911 and has been re­lo­cated sev­eral times but has al­ways stayed close to Kauka­pakapa School.

3. Piha

For res­i­dents in the Piha, Karekare, and Anawhata com­mu­ni­ties on the West Coast of Auck­land the Piha li­brary is a wee gem. Nes­tled against the back­drop of one of the re­gion’s most pop­u­lar beaches the li­brary of­fers a range of books and DVDs for lo­cals. And that pic­turesque scenery alone makes it well worth a visit.

4. Cen­tral City

The Cen­tral City li­brary of­fers a range of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing au­thor talks, book clubs, school hol­i­day pro­grammes and ex­hi­bi­tions. The kids space is an ex­cel­lent fa­cil­ity, the tree hut on the lower level a much loved ad­di­tion.

5. Devon­port

Ar­chi­tec­turally de­signed, the Devon­port Li­brary is a great place to visit. Fit­ting with the nau­ti­cal lo­ca­tion, the de­sign cre­ates a cosy and wel­com­ing at­mos­phere. Set your­self up near the beach and en­joy read­ing in the win­ter sun.

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