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Libraries - Ngā Whare Pukapuka
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Children and Young People
Our very popular book groups are available at all of our libraries and on Facebook. Our book groups are fully subscribed at the moment, please call (06) 7596060 or
use the Contact Us form
to join the waiting list.
Crackerjacks story time
Bring your pre-schoolers along for a story and activity session that will help them get hooked on books!
Connect with Tech
This is your chance to discover digital tips and tricks, or to ask for technical help. From eBooks and email accounts to digital resources and library apps. We will do our best to solve technological mysteries and answer questions, no matter what your device. Connect with Tech session are held every week at
Libraries and are available on request at Waitara, Inglewood and Ōākura Libraries.
Hire our Community Lounge free of charge
Can’t get to the library or the Mobile Library due to illness, disability or age? We have fantastic volunteers who can bring our collection to you. More information on this service is available in our
Housebound Readers Service brochure
for more information.
Justice of the Peace
A Justice of Peace is available at Puke Ariki Library and at Inglewood and Bell Block Community Libraries to witness signatures and declarations, swear affidavits and affirmations or certify original copies.
For days and times click here.
Low vision customers
We provide help to low vision customers with the
Blind Foundation BookLink app.
Migrant Women Meet
Every Tuesday from 11am-12.30pm migrant women in the Taranaki region come and connect over a cup of tea. Please join us in the Puke Ariki Community Lounge, which is located on the first floor of the library.
Preschool and school visits
Preschools and schools can visit us for sessions in the Discover It section of the library.
School holiday programme
Suggestions to buy
If you would like to suggest an item for us to buy to improve our collection please do so in the
contact us page.
A collection specialist will then make a decision on whether the library will purchase the item.
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1 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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