Tuesday, July 23, 2013

5 bits of library goodness you need to know about

A quickish post from me that rounds up 5 Auckland Libraries related tidbits you might benefit from knowing about.

You can find more news articles, and upcoming events information listed on our website.

And if you didn't know about it, we also offer a free monthly What's On eNewsletter you can receive by email.

 New Zealand Family History Month 2013
Consists of talks, seminars and workshops on the subject of family history research and genealogy, and kickstarts 31 July with a day of exciting presentations. Check out the different types of events and be sure to get in quick and book your place for any that interest you.

Fees and charges increased from 1 July 2013
From 1 July 2013, overdue charges on items borrowed from Auckland Libraries will increase by 10 cents per item per day. The new rates are being introduced to adjust for inflation, as library overdue charges have remained the same for the past three years. You can find more information about the charges here.

Manatunga exhibition
Explore our stunning online exhibition of taonga Māori from the Sir George Grey Special Collections / Tā Hori Kerei-Nga Kohinga Taonga Whakahirahira.

Refurbished Mangere East Library now open
After closing for refurbishment on Saturday 15 June, Mangere East Library has reopened. The library has received a complete internal makeover, including:
* A brand-new paint job in a colour scheme designed by an architect
* New carpet
* A new, smaller service desk to provide a more welcoming entrance for customers
* An all-new layout that will create a fresh feel and offer better use of library spaces

Haere mai, welcome to the new Wellsford War Memorial Library
Residents of Wellsford and the surrounding area celebrated the opening of their spectacular new library in Memorial Park on Monday 17 June. Scroll through our slideshow to see inside the library.

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