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“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life.” – Sidney Sheldon

Did you know?  Martinborough Library is only one of four libraries under the Wairarapa Library Service umbrella – your membership also gives you free access to Featherston, Greytown and Carterton libraries.  You can request a book from any of the four libraries and return your books at any of the four libraries (regardless of which library they came from). If you’ve got some spare time, go on a ‘library roadtrip’ and check out their goodies.

We’ve had requests from library patrons regarding the subject of regenerative agriculture, so we have purchased some titles pertaining to this: “One size fits none” by Stephanie Anderson, “Dirt to soil” by Gabe Brown and “Call of the Reed Warbler” by Charles Massy.  The latter being highly recommended by one of our well-read patrons as “one of the best books I’ve ever read”.

We’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of some more Man Booker longlist titles – check them out at: https://thebookerprizes.com/booker-prize/news/2020-booker-prize-longlist-announced

Quirky book title of the month goes to an e-book on the Libby app – “Saviours in the time of sharks”… if you read last month’s article, you will sense a theme starting!  Read the sample – you’ll be hooked (pun intended).

Some CoVid information: only the front entrance of the Waihinga Centre is available at the moment – please remember to either sign in on the paper form or use the government tracer app.  Our weekly Little Bookworms preschool sessions are currently on hold for the duration of Level 2, but here’s a top tip: there are heaps of children’s stories available on the Libby app as audio titles… the narrators read the book for you!

Don’t forget the end of September brings not only Daylight Savings, but also school holiday time.  Ask staff closer to the time what’s happening in the Library, or “like” us on Facebook to keep up-to-date on happenings.  Stay safe and stay well-read.

“Libraries always remind me that there are good things in this world.” – Lauren Ward (American singer and actress)

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