• Posted on: 16/01/2023
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We are now two weeks into the New Year and what an interesting year last year was.  Covid is still around but we are learning to live with it, some amazing New Zealand books were published including Kurangaituku by Whiti Hereaka and we are learning to growing vegetables and budget to make ends meet.

Reflecting on the last year in the library, this is what a typical week was like at Tasman District Libraries:

  • 6,000 to 7,000 people visit our libraries
  • 50-60 people sign up for a library card
  • 11,000 to 12,000 items are issued
  • We help people with their research requests, including family history and local history research and homework help
  • Internet computers are used 400 to 500 times and wifi is used 1200 to 1500 times
  • We help people prepare CVs, set up email accounts, find their next great read and much more
  • We run programmes such as Wriggle and Rhyme, school visits, Good Crafternoon, English Language Conversation Group, garden groups, writing groups and much more
  • Outreach to preschool and retirement villages
  • 1800-1900 digital items are borrowed or streamed through our website

That is just a short list, much more happens in our libraries so pop into one of our branches to find out what's happening near you.