• Posted on: 21/04/2022
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As we pass the Omicron peak our libraries are starting to return to normal with less restrictions and less stress. We’re excited to be restarting some of the programmes and services that we suspended under the previous red-light settings. We also have some brand new events and programmes coming up.
In May, weekly Wriggle & Rhyme sessions start for the under twos in both T?kaka and Richmond Libraries, new Storytime sessions for 2–5-year-olds and their caregivers start at Richmond Library, and Youth Week from 7-15 May sees lots of events for young adults happening across the region.
In person Book-a-Librarian sessions will also restart in May, and the Imaginarium at Richmond Library is reopening and will be available for slide scanning. In addition, the English Language Conversation group for ESOL speakers moves back to in-person meetings at Richmond Library after two months online via Zoom.
Staff are loving the extra space at the new Te Noninga Kumu - Motueka Public Library. In May they’ll be hosting Motueka High School students who will be performing as part of NZ Music Month.
We are also running events as part of Tuku 22 Whakat? Heritage Month with family history classes and drop-in sessions at Richmond Library, and a sneak peek at our new heritage website Tasman Heritage at both Te Noninga Kumu and Richmond Library.
Some Covid-19 restrictions remain in place to keep our libraries safer for our visitors, including the requirement to wear a face mask when you visit.
For library members who are isolating, or who can’t come into our libraries because of health concerns, we have the Book-a-Book Bag service available. Please contact your local library if you would like more information.