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Your contact at Waiau Memorial Library: Kerri Brown
Contact number: +64 03 2266557
Alternative contact number: +64
Additional contact details: Ngarita Dixon 03 2266613

Address: 8 Orawia Road
Tuatapere

Postal address: C/- 154 Papatotara Road
Tuatapere

Directions: The library is situated in Orawia Road on the same side as the Tuatapere Health and Gift Shop.

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Waiau Memorial Library
 


The Waiau Memorial Library was opened in 1926 and was officially called the Waiau District Soldier's Memorial Library.
It was funded by public subscription to honour the fallen soldiers in World War I. It is a living memorial to their memory and has been used continually since it was opened.
The first committee elected on November 8th 1926 consisted of Messrs. McLeod (Chairman), Rillstone (Sec), Waddell, Struck, Hamilton, Harper Smith and Nicholas together with Mesdames Duncan, Henderson, Rillstone, Prentice, Ward, Benneworth, McCulloch and Laurie.
Subscriptions were ten shillings a year for one book, with an addition of six shillings a year for each extra book.
In 1991 the library changed from a subscription library to being rate funded.
In 1993 the Waiau Memorial Library Charitable Trust was formed.
The library was extended and officially opened on 7th October, 1999 after we outgrew the original building.
We are able to exchange books with Winton Library 3-4 times a year, which enables us to have a continued variety of new titles. This helps supplement the grant we are given to buy our own bookstock. We are grateful for all donations of books, magazines and jigsaws.
Our staff are all voluntary and we have three sessions on Fridays and one session on Tuesday morning.

Opening Hours:
Tuesday - 10.00 - 11.30 am
Friday - 10.00 - 11.30 am
2.30 - 4.00pm
7 .00 - 8.00 pm

The Waiau Memorial Library is mainly a recreational library but we collect local family, school and church histories from the local area.
World War 1 helmets have been donated to the library and our aim is to be able to display more war memorabilia, especially medals.
Any donations of this type would be most appreciated.

Fiction and non fiction books for adults and children.
Videos
Large Print
Magazines
Jigsaws
Other Services:
Requests books from other libraries
Audio books - on request

 

 

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