To keep our collection relevant and up to date, Māpua community library spends around $10,000 each year on purchasing new books. All our funding comes from the local community supporting our fund-raising events, donations or through the generosity of charitable foundation grants.
We recently received $500 from the Harcourts Platinum Foundation grant. A
much-appreciated contribution presented by Wendy Perry and Chris Harvey.
From left to right: Rachel Boon (library), Wendy Perry (Harcourts), Judi Salisbury & Tim David (library) and Chris Harvey from the Nelson branch of Harcourts.
We have two new magazines arriving at the library shortly - Australian HOMESPUN is a place of inspiration, it combines creative techniques with a vast array of styles and themes taken from a team of leading craftspeople throughout Australia and the world.
ORGANICS NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand's leading organics and sustainable living magazine. Since 1942 it's been at the forefront of healthy food and living, packed with inspiration and information on healthy organic living.
Thank you to everyone who came along to our fund raising quiz night at the Spring and Fern, Māpua in July. We raised over $900, with all funds going to the on-going operating cost of the Library.
Keep an eye on our events page for more fund raising activities.
Hint - The next event is a book sale on the 18th September
Annual General Meeting
The Annual general meeting was held at the Library on Friday 13th May. There was a great turn out, with more members and non members coming along than in previous years, to hear how the Library had fared over the last year.
The Chairperson's report reflected back on the difficulties of operating under Covid19 restrictions but also all the postive things achieved in 2021/2022. The 21/22 Finances were presented and we are in good shape financially going into 22/23 financial year.
The roles of Chairperson, Treasuror and Secretary were elected and five members were elected to the committee.
The committee would like to thank everyone who attended and for all members and volunteers for their continued support of the Māpua Community Library.
Special acknowledgement to the Moutere Hills RSA for the ongoing support and use of the facilities.
Opening Hours - Open Seven Days
We are now open 2.00pm - 4.30pm, seven days a week.
Additionally, we are open 10.00-12.30pm on Thursdays but will no longer open Saturday morning.
We will be closed on observed public holidays.
We will be closed for Queen's birthday on Monday 6th June 2022 and Matariki holiday Friday 24th June.
Phone : 03 540 2545
For general inquiries you can email us at email@example.com
or write to us at;
PO Box 49, Mapua 7048
To re-new books please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Corner Toru Street & Aranui Road, Māpua
Covid 19 -Life under the Traffic light system.
On 23/3/22 the government announced changes to the Covid-19 Protection Framework and the Māpua Community Library will adopt these changes in line with the government guidelines for all members.