Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Nelson Library was formed in 1991 are a group of people who are interested in supporting and promoting their library and strengthening its links with the community.
What the Friends of the Nelson Library do
- Support the libraries by promoting them in the community
- Organise and assist with events and activities for 'Friends' and the public
- Take part in library events and activities
- Promote books and reading
- Enjoy the fellowship of and getting to know other 'Friends'
- Run the monthly book sale at the Elma Turner Library on the first Saturday of every month from 10am to 12.45pm
Benefits of being a Friend of the Library
- 10% discount from Page & Blackmore Booksellers
- $6 worth of free library reserves or CD/DVD rentals
Joining the Friends
Download an application form (82KB PDF) and drop it off (including payment) at your nearest library (Elma Turner in Nelson, Stoke Library, or Nellie Nightingale Memorial, in Tahunanui).
Friends of the Nelson Library
c/- Elma Turner Library
Private Bag 41
A quarterly newsletter
The latest issue
Note that from June 2014 the Friends contribute an article to the monthly library publication "At Your Library."
Previous newsletters, and the articles in the subsequent Shelf Life can be found here.
- Friends of the Library - Newsletter December 2013 (466KB PDF)
- Friends of the Library - Newsletter June 2013 (596KB PDF)
- Friends of the Library - Newsletter March 2013 (2.2MB PDF)
- Friends of the Library - Newsletter December 2012 (1.8MB PDF)
- Friends of the Library - Newsletter September 2012 (453KB PDF)
- Friends of the Library - Newsletter June 2012 (3MB PDF)
- Friends of the Library - Newsletter March 2012 (2.2MB PDF)
- Friends of the Library - Newsletter December 2011 (564KB PDF)
For further information about the Friends of the Nelson Library phone Gillian Ruthven or contact the library, indicating that it is a Friends of the Library enquiry.