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 12pm

Benefits of being a Friend of the Library

  • $5 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).

Posting address

Friends of the Nelson Library
c/- Elma Turner Library
Private Bag 41
Nelson 7042

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.