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First Anniversary Motueka Library: Te Noninga Kumu

We are celebrating the Motueka Library’s 1 year anniversary in the new building. Throughout March we are offering a variety of events to mark this occasion.

Posted on 08 March 2023

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ATLAS Book groups for Teens and Tweens

As students get older and academic pressure increases, we often hear that reading for pleasure goes by the wayside.

Posted on 27 February 2023

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Teen poetry contest winner

This summer Tasman District Libraries held a poetry contest for teens, encouraging pieces that were inspired by the theme “Audaces Fortuna Juvat – Fortune Favours The Bold” We were treated to…

Posted on 20 February 2023

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This summer the children’s library team tried something new! Storywalks.   Storywalks was an initiative that started in America.

Posted on 16 February 2023

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Happy New Year

We are now two weeks into the New Year and what an interesting year last year was.

Posted on 16 January 2023

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Holiday Opening Hours

Richmond, Motueka and Tākaka libraries will be closed from Saturday 24 December to Tuesday 27 December and from Sunday 1 January to Tuesday 3 January.

Posted on 24 December 2022

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Abel Tasman National Park Oral Histories now online

During 2022, Library Marketing and Events Co-ordinator Pania Walton interviewed a cross section of people with a close association with the Abel Tasman National Park.

Posted on 06 December 2022

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Veggie Garden

Recently I have taken up vegetable gardening as a hobby. My grandad would always say, "Start planting your vegetables Labour Weekend.

Posted on 15 November 2022

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Literary Moments

Hosting authors and writing workshops inspire literary moments for us at Motueka Library Te Noninga Kumu.

Posted on 15 November 2022

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Together We Read 2022

Between October 13-27 Together We Read invites everyone with a library card to borrow New Zealand author Nikki Crutchley's critically acclaimed novel To the Sea, as an e-book or audiobook,…

Posted on 28 October 2022

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NEW Hoopla Digital Collection

Hoopla is a multimedia platform with something for everyone. Check out this digital collection with your Tasman District Libraries membership. For the bookworms there are audiobooks, comics and e-Books.

Posted on 25 July 2022

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Matariki at Te Noninga Kumu: Motueka Library

The interest in Matariki this year has been amazing. Te Noninga Kumu: Motueka Library is proud to have contributed to these celebrations.

Posted on 07 July 2022

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Mid Winter Book Sale

Come along to the Mid Winter Book Sale at Richmond Library and fill your home library with books and magazines.

Posted on 06 July 2022

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No More Fines

From Friday 1 July 2022 Tasman District Libraries is going fines free.

Posted on 30 June 2022

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New free music, movies and comics

Your library card is about to give you access to a whole lot more in the way of free movies, TV series, music, comics, anime and manga.

Posted on 23 June 2022

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What's On In June

What's On In June at Richmond Library? You could be forgiven for thinking that as the weather packs in, we'd be slowing down at Richmond Library.

Posted on 14 June 2022

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1000 Books Before School

1000 Books Before School is a free programme with a vision to have everyone in the Tasman District reading aloud to their tamariki from birth.

Posted on 09 May 2022

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Digi Drop-in is back

Our popular Digi Drop-in is back in the library! So, if you are having a digital dilemma, screaming over software, or your devices are causing a drama, drop in to…

Posted on 02 May 2022

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New Library Love

It's not only the Motueka community that is loving the new Motueka Library - Te Noninga Kumu.

Posted on 02 May 2022

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Library programmes and services restart

As we pass the Omicron peak our libraries are starting to return to normal with less restrictions and less stress.

Posted on 21 April 2022

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