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“Where are we going, Pooh?” “Home, Piglet. We’re going home because that’s the best thing to do right now.” (A. A. Milne). Sage Level 4 advice from Winnie the Pooh.

Staff were working away during Level 3: Sylvia was doing extensive planning for our upcoming events and programmes, and Ali was updating the non-fiction collection – removing some older books to make room for the new ones.  These books are available for sale, so if you’re after something in particular, we can look to see what’s available.

Level 2 saw the re-opening of the Library and we were delighted to welcome our community back through the doors.  We’re doing contact tracing at the front door, so bear with us.

If you are still a little hesitant to venture out, our Libby app is chockful of ebooks and audiobooks that you can listen to at home.  Look for the Libby app on App Store/Play Store, search for “Wairarapa Library Service”, enter your Library card number and your PIN and you’re away.  If you’re not sure of your PIN, give the staff a ring and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.

Speaking of online – “like” our Facebook page and we’ll keep you up-to-date with all our shenanigans.

New books include the latest from the big fiction writers Lynda La Plante, Erica James, Clive Cussler, John Grisham, David Baldacci, Alexander McCall Smith and Andrea Camilleri.  Our great new non-fiction titles this month include:

“A year in the mud and the toast and the tears: my (semi) rural kind of life”

“A natural year: living simply through the seasons”

“Broke millennial: stop scraping by and get your financial life together”

“My penguin year: living with the Emperors – a journey of discovery”

“Journeys in the wild: the secret life of a cameraman”

“Eat like a fish: my adventures as a fisheman turned restorative ocean farmer”

“Starting a garden: 326 fast, easy, affordable ways to transform your yard one project at a time”

Preparing for National Simultaneous Storytime on 27 May was great fun – the idea is that libraries, schools, early-learning centres all across New Zealand and Australia read the same picture book at the same time. The book this year was “Chicken Divas” by Lucinda Gifford; members of the community (our flock) got involved by way of wearing tiaras, feather boas and sparkle (no-one we asked “chickened” out!).  The pictures can still be seen in the Waihinga Centre window, or on our Facebook page.

We have exciting events coming up for the kids this year – the Winter Warmers reading programme is back again and we are also going to be running the Hell pizza-wheel challenge… what could be better than getting free pizzas just by reading books?! And we are still gearing up for our amazing “Dinovember” event!

It’s lovely to be open again and to see our wonderful community coming back into the Library. Stay safe, stay warm and stay well-read.

“When ‘I’ replaced with “We” even illness becomes wellness.” (Malcolm X)

Ali Lintern 

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