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5 Feb 2020

February Newsletter

It's the last month of summer and there are plenty of reasons to visit the library. This month we will wrap up the Nelson Summer Reading Challenge. Time to read those last few chapters, cross off the last few books on your Bingo card and complete your check-ins. Save the date! On 14 February - Library Lovers' Day - we will be celebrating our reading challenges, handing out prizes and listening to some great music from Gitano Swing and the Anna, Juliet & Lissa Trio. In February we also return to our regular term time programmes. We hope to see you at a small time, story time or maybe a robotics session!

4 Feb 2020

Moonlit Reading List

In preparation for the Moonlit Reading series we've put together a list of our favourite space-related reads. From space-thrillers to strong astronauts, we think of any of these titles would be perfect to read under the moon.

24 Jan 2020

Moonlit Reading

Switch off, stretch out and zone into a good book under the light of one of the world’s largest reading lamps.

23 Jan 2020

Try these Children's Books

Looking for some book recommendations for the last few days of the school holidays or the beginning of the new term? Here are some of the exciting items in our collection at the moment. 

19 Dec 2019

Climate Reads

It's the silly season! To-do lists, over-flowing shopping carts, queues and traffic. We all love this time of year for the abundance of sunshine (hmm...), family get-togethers and hopefully some days to kick back with a good book. We're excited about some new releases that have just hit our shelves that address the expansive and troubling topic of climate change. If you're after some summer reads to engage your mind check out some of our new books - there are options for the whole family too, as Greta and the Giants has just been published, a beautifully illustrated picture book that opens the conversation of climate change for youngsters with big hearts and minds. 

28 Nov 2019

At Your Library - Summer 2019

Our ever-popular children’s challenge is back and this year we are trekking the Inca trail in the distant lands of Bolivia and Peru. Read your way through summer, complete challenges and pick up prizes and fun activities.

14 Nov 2019

Nelson Summer Reading Challenge

We are excited to present the Nelson Summer Reading Challenge  for 2019. Sign up, read and win prizes this summer at the libraries. There is a challenge to suit every member of the community. Enrolments open for all challenges on Saturday 14 December and run through until the 14 February.