25 Mar 2019

Heritage Festival at the Library

“Heritage Week” has been a distinctive and much-loved celebration on Nelson’s calendar for many years. Last year the event grew into a true festival of heritage activities with over 40 individual events, over three exciting weeks.

6 Mar 2019

Female Authors for International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is about celebrating women’s achievement, raising awareness against gender bias and taking action for equality. There are many ways to can acknowledge the day, but one of our favourites it to read a book by a female author.

14 Feb 2019

The Prow is 10 years old!

More than 658,000 people have visited the top of the South history website 'The Prow' ( since it was launched ten years ago in February 2009.  The initiative was the brainchild of a group of librarians from the Nelson Public, Tasman and Marlborough District Libraries in response to frequent requests they received from library users asking for references and resources on local history.

31 Jan 2019

At Your Library - February 2019

The library is busy planning the major events and programmes in our calendar for 2019. These include Nelson Heritage Festival which takes place in April – the library is preparing a number of events for this. Details will be released this month.

28 Jan 2019

HotPicks - January 2019

Each month we select 10 fiction and non-fiction titles from our collection. Subscribe to our HotPicks newsletter to get these titles delivered to your inbox each month!

10 Jan 2019

What to Read and How to Read More Often

It's a new year and there are some very exciting books set for release this year. Are you wanting to read more? Or find your next great read? Below are some suggestions for fitting more reading into your day, keeping track of what you've read and finding plenty of books to clutter up your bedside table.