Piha Library News March 2013

It has been a busy and successful summer for the Piha Library.  The library has hosted a number of successful fundraising events including the fun and ever-popular annual Anniversary Weekend Book Fair, and an inspiring Creative Writing Workshop with author Brigid Lowry.  Funds raised at these events, and other fundraising endeavours, will go towards the mural soon to be mounted in the junior area of the library, and the upkeep and maintenance of the library building.  We will be holding our annual Readers and Writers Festival fundraising events in July and August and any funds raised from this will go towards the library roof, which will shortly need to be replaced.  We really appreciate the support of our community at all our fundraising events.

Maximum Borrowing Limits Increased

Over the summer we trialled increasing the maximum borrowing limits, and this has proved to be so popular that the decision has been made to make these changes permanent.  View our new maximum borrowing limits here.

DVD Hire - New and Improved Lending

Have you looked at our DVD section recently?  We have a fantastic range of all the new releases, and a wonderful selection of older movies and TV series.  You can view our recent releases here or visit the library and check out our collection yourself.

We have made a few changes recently to make borrowing DVDs from the Piha Library even better:

5 x $3 DVDs for $10

You can now take home any 5 of our $3 DVDs for just $10.  This includes all movies and TV series older than 6 months.

Our new release DVDs remain at $5, but remember that you can keep these new releases for 7 days.

TV Series DVDs 14 day hire

We have now extended our TV series to 14 day hire, so that you have enough time to watch all the episodes. (All other DVDs remain 7 Day Hire)  Keep an eye on our TV series section for some excellent series coming through, including Game of Thrones.

Survey Period Extended

In January we began gathering feedback from our members to plan for our future and apply for funding.  Many thanks to those of you who have already taken part in the survey.  Unfortunately participation has been slower than we had hoped, and we will therefore be continuing with the survey until we have received feedback from a greater proportion of our membership.  If you haven't done so already you can take part in our survey online, or alternatively you can fill out a hard copy when you are next at the library.  Thanks for your help with this.

April School Holidays

Looking ahead we have some exciting events lined up for the April School Holidays.  On Saturday 20th April we will open to the public the "Absurd Animal" mural artwork created by 20 of our younger library members in collaboration with local artist Beck Wheeler.  We would like to invite all members of the community to come along and see the wonderful artwork of our community's budding artists.  There will be a sausage sizzle, and the opportunity to purchase Beck's book "How Absurd", and also her fabulous art for children that has previously only been available through her website: www.kissykissykids.com

In the second week of the holidays on Thursday 2nd May at 4pm we will have a school holiday activity.  In conjunction with the National Primary Science week this activity will be all about SCIENCE!  See our upcoming events page for more information.

Piha Library Working Bee

There is a huge amount of work involved in the upkeep of the the library so this autumn we are asking the community to lend a hand with a working bee.  This will take place on Sunday May 5th.  There is lots to do , and we would love to hear from you by e-mail if you can help in any way.