Elma Turner Library is currently closed but you can collect your books from the Library Kiosk at Civic House

Book Groups

Bookchat is a place where we get together to talk about books we have recently read. Come along and tell us about what you have been reading, or just come to hear what titles other people have enjoyed.

Elma Turner Library

Bookchat meets at Elma Turner Library on the second Tuesday of each month.  Just roll up - all sessions start at 10.30am.


Stoke Library

Bookchat meets at Stoke Library on the third Wednesday of each month. Just roll up - all sessions start at 5.30pm. 


Young Adult Club


For for teens who love books, crafts, tech and more. They meet monthly and get to see all the Young Adult books before they hit the shelves!

The second Thursday of each month from 3:45-5pm at Elma Turner Library.


For enquiries, please contact library@ncc.govt.nz or phone (03) 546 8100, or just show up!


Book discussion scheme

The Book Discussion Scheme is a nation-wide non-profit organisation. BDS lends books & professionally prepared discussion notes to book groups. There are a number of BDS groups that meet in the Nelson Area. Groups pay a fee.


U3A book groups

U3A Nelson have four book related study groups:

  • A reading group, where the members talk about books on a prescribed subject.  
  • A discussion group where participants get the books and notes from WEA.
  • A group called 'Critical Analysis of Contemporary Literature,'
  • A group called 'Bookcases,' where the members meet in each other's homes and show and tell about a selection of books from their personal bookcase.