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New system for Kaipara District Libraries
Dargaville Kaipara Libraries Kaiwaka Mangawhai Maungaturoto Paparoa

New system for Kaipara District Libraries

  • May 08, 2024

We are making changes to the system that Kaipara District Libraries uses for our library catalogue, customer records and other library services.

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Dargaville Library to close for roof repair
Dargaville Kaipara Libraries

Dargaville Library to close for roof repair

  • April 30, 2024

UPDATE - Dargaville Library closure dates confirmed

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Library roles an exciting step towards a modern service
Kaipara Libraries Mangawhai

Library roles an exciting step towards a modern service

  • April 04, 2024

A new lead librarian and two assistant librarians are coming soon to Mangawhai! 

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Council services during Christmas and New Year break
Animal Management Community Kaipara Libraries Planning and Building Rubbish and Recycling

Council services during Christmas and New Year break

  • November 16, 2023

Summer holidays are fast approaching! During this time critical Council services continue, with some changes due to staff availability.

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Calling on the community to support reading for pleasure and wellbeing
Kaipara Libraries Joint projects Dargaville Community

Calling on the community to support reading for pleasure and wellbeing

  • September 25, 2023

Soon, Dargaville and Te Kopuru locals will see little libraries popping up around the community.

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Kōanga is here and so is the Kōanga catalogue
Kaipara Libraries

Kōanga is here and so is the Kōanga catalogue

  • September 12, 2023

This season we have expanded into a catalogue/newsletter style to incorporate updates from the community libraries, Pūtoi Rito Communities of Readers project, new TUTU items (and more!) alongside reviews of a dynamic book selection.

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Kaipara Libraries go fees free
Community Kaipara Libraries

Kaipara Libraries go fees free

  • July 11, 2023

From 1 July 2023, popular and new fiction books can be borrowed rent free through Kaipara Libraries.

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Kaipara District Library’s TUTU collection heating up
Community Kaipara Libraries

Kaipara District Library’s TUTU collection heating up

  • May 11, 2023

A new addition to Kaipara District library’s TUTU collection has arrived just in time for winter. The Home Energy Audit Toolkit (HEAT) helps assess energy efficiency and find ways to keep your home warmer, drier and cheaper to run.

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Double blessing for Dargaville Library
Culture Dargaville Kaipara Libraries

Double blessing for Dargaville Library

  • October 27, 2022

Two special artworks that adorn the Dargaville library were blessed at a joint community and Council celebration.

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Dargaville Library to get mural makeover
Dargaville Culture Community Kaipara Libraries

Dargaville Library to get mural makeover

  • September 29, 2022

Dargaville Library will undergo a colourful makeover during the school holidays, thanks to local artist Micaela van den Berg. 

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Better off with funding for community hubs
Community Funding Kaipara Libraries Long term plan 2021-2031 Three Waters Review

Better off with funding for community hubs

  • September 01, 2022

Two new community hubs move a step closer with Kaipara District Council opting to apply for the Three Waters Better Off Funding Package, provided by Central Government, to help fund them

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No more fines for Kaipara Library users
Community Kaipara Libraries

No more fines for Kaipara Library users

  • June 30, 2022

Kaipara District Libraries will no longer charge fines on overdue items.

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A new vision for Kaipara's libraries
Community Kaipara Libraries Long term plan 2021-2031

A new vision for Kaipara's libraries

  • May 10, 2022

Kaipara District Council has voted unanimously to adopt a ten year library strategy, paving the way forward for an equitable, modern library service.

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Council services over the Christmas New Year Break
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Council services over the Christmas New Year Break

  • November 16, 2021

With the Christmas holidays soon approaching, there will be some changes to a few Council services.

 

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An invitation to reimagine our libraries!
Community Dargaville Kaipara Libraries Mangawhai

An invitation to reimagine our libraries!

  • November 11, 2021

If you don’t already use Kaipara Libraries, we want to hear from you.  If you are one of our library users, we want to hear from you too.

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Digital offerings from our libraries
Community Covid-19 Culture Kaipara Libraries

Digital offerings from our libraries

  • August 24, 2021

While our libraries are closed during Level 4 and Level 3, online services are available and brimming with choice. eBooks, magazines and newspapers, audiobooks and more are on offer, and all free! 

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Author evening draws good audience
Culture Dargaville Kaipara Libraries

Author evening draws good audience

  • July 05, 2021

The new-format Dargaville Library had its first evening test-run when author Drew Bryenton (aka Andy Bryenton) presented his book ‘Gads Army’ to an appreciative audience on Thursday 1 July.

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Dargaville Library closes temporarily for a freshen-up
Culture Dargaville Kaipara Libraries

Dargaville Library closes temporarily for a freshen-up

  • May 04, 2021

Dargaville Library is encouraging customers to stock up with books and DVD during May before the library is closed temporarily for a freshen-up from 5pm Friday 28 May, reopening Tuesday 15 June. 

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