Five of the best libraries
Curling up with a good book is a great way to spend winter.
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.
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.
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.
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.