Donation keeps residents reading
Our local libraries are always busy adding new titles to their collections to keep things interesting and fresh for patrons.
On top of such recent additions, Timaru District Libraries have also benefitted from a rather generous donation from a local trust.
Thanks to this generosity, there are now more than 80 extra new popular fiction books in our local libraries.
Donations like this give a much-appreciated boost to the library collection.
Not only are new titles now on offer, but it also means some popular titles which have been damaged can be replaced and additional copies can be offered for some titles where there have been extremely long waiting lists.
When a library receives a donation such as this one it is always thoroughly appreciated, as it means the whole community can benefit from the generosity.
There’s also something excit- ing back for the kids again this year. That’s right, the Hell Pizza Reading Challenge is back and has now started for 2018. All primary school children are eligible to participate.
They need to read seven books, then head into Timaru, Temuka or Geraldine libraries to chat about the books with a friendly librarian to fill in their wheel so they can qualify for a free pizza. Talk about food for thought!! So kids, pop in to pick up your wheel today.
The Timaru Children’s Library has also just introduced a new booking system for attending school holiday programmes.
Due to overwhelming popularity, children must now be booked in to attend craft sessions, which are suitable for ages five and up. Spaces are limited.
But the good news is the 10.30-11.30am morning sessions will now be repeated at 2.30-3.30pm in the afternoons as well. So remember to book so you don’t miss out. The Temuka and Geraldine school holiday programmes unchanged.
The Geraldine Library and Service Centre also has a new offering from Saturday, April 7, with a Justice of the Peace now available each Saturday from 10am to 12pm.
And members of the public interested in genealogy or who
remain have a question or two about tracing their family history, need to head along to Timaru Library on Tuesday, April 24 when the South Canterbury branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists will be at the library for the day to help people with their queries.
In fact, Timaru District Libraries have a number of resources available to the public to help with the tracing of family histories, including databases like Ancestry.com and FindMyPast.com which can be accessed in the libraries at no cost. So call in and pick up a pamphlet from your library to get you started.
And finally, with Anzac Day quickly approaching, what better time to peruse the War Histories section in your local library.
You might just be surprised at the gems found in this section.
School holiday programmes in the Timaru Children’s Library have become so popular there is now a booking system in place.