April News at your Local Library

April 19, 2021

Welcome to our new look newsletter

Hello and welcome to our new look Tararua District Library newsletter.

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There is so much going on at your local library.  Whether you want to read the latest thriller or romance, read the paper, search your family history, knit and natter at one of our weekly knitting groups, or curl up in a sunny corner and read a magazine, your local library has something for everyone. From birth through to the senior years, there is something for you, we guarantee it!



Welcome to our new look newsletter

Our libraries have been showcasing all the wonderful things we do and offer...


Library Showcase!

Our libraries have showcased all the wonderful things we do and offer to our community.  Many of our visitors were pleasantly surprised at what they found at their local library.

Some chose to download our Libraries App and Libby.  Others were thrilled to learn about our online resources.  Read the latest copy of Mindfood, read today’s newspaper, look up your great great Aunt and add her to your Family Tree.. this and much more!  Take a look here – there is something for everyone.

Like our Facebook Page to keep up to date with programmes and events happening at your local library.

As expected, our virtual reality headsets were a hit with the adults.  We will be advertising soon on where and when these will be available for our customers to use – travel to Africa.. or to the moon.. or ride the biggest rollercoaster ever!  Go on, we dare you..



Library Showcase!

Lego Robotics at the library


Library School Holiday fun

Free sessions for children aged 8 and over.  Use coding to make the lego puppy do tricks!  No experience required.

Contact your local library to register, as places are limited.

See dates & times here:

Eketahuna Library

Woodville Library

Pahiatua Library

Dannevirke Library



Library School Holiday fun

Free pass to travel the world … with your library card


Membership May

Joining the Library is free…

Anyone can use the Library, and if you become a member, there is much more available to you!  Of course, we offer books and magazines – but did you know that we also have DVDs that members can rent?  Jigsaws that you can check out and do at home?

Free  – Download our Libby app and you will have over 40,000 eBook/audio titles at your fingertips

Free – Download our PressReader app and access over 6,000 newspaper or magazine titles from around the world, in the comfort of your own home

Free –  Ancestry Library Edition can be accessed at home for library members for a limited time (ends 30 June 2021)

Free – Trusted information!  Access EBSCOhost research database to search for and retrieve fact checked, peer reviewed articles/information

If you live in the Tararua District,  then joining the Library is absolutely free.  All you need to bring with you is some ID and proof of address.

Join up at any of our four library branches during the month of May, and be in the draw to win a mystery hamper.  Present your boarding pass to the librarian when applying for your library card to enter the competition.  Boarding passes will be available at the library and in the Bush Telegraph.

Go on.. what are you waiting for?



Membership May

Ruahine School Students research war heroes

Dannevirke Library recently had a visit from three wonderful Year 8 Ruahine School students – Shaun, Riley-Rose and Luciana were given the opportunity to research the servicemen listed on their School War Memorial as part of the William Pike Challenge.

It was awesome to see and hear these 3 young students take up the challenge and really get into their research and enjoy it.

The children were taught how to use the Microfilm Reader, located in our Local History Room, where they searched old newspapers for information.  Our local Genealogy Volunteer, Allie, was on hand to help the children to search for the servicemen on our Ancestry.com Library edition platform.  This wonderful resource is available for all members of the public to use within the library building, or it can be accessed from home, with a current Tararua District Library card.

The children were really excited to be able to use the equipment and resources to do their research, and they even made a trip down to the Mangatera Cemetery where they found family members of those servicemen’s’ grave sites, as the soldiers were all buried overseas.

We have been told that the children went home absolutely buzzing from the experience they had at the library – how great is this!

For those who are interested in researching their family history but don’t know where to start, our wonderful volunteer is available to assist – for more information, or to book in a time to see Allie, contact the staff at the Dannevirke Library.



Ruahine School Students research war heroes