Library And Museum
Street Address: Jellicoe Court, Kawerau
Postal Address: P.O. Box 103, Kawerau, 3169
Phone: (07) 306 9041
Christmas/New Year Hours:
|Tuesday 24 December 2013||10am-12 noon|
|Friday 27 December 2013||10am-5pm|
|Saturday 28 December 2013||10am-1pm|
|Monday 30 December 2013||10am-5pm|
|Tuesday 31 December 2013||10am-5pm|
|New Years Day||CLOSED|
|Thursday 2 January 2014||CLOSED|
|Friday 3 January 2014||10am-5pm|
Usual hours after this...
News And Events
Read With The Summer Beach Read
The Kawerau District Library is looking for keen readers to dive into this summer’s fun activities, challenges and competitions. To enter the Summer Beach reading challenge, you need to come to the Library, with a caregiver, where you can pick up a challenge handbook and starter pack. Your goal is to complete a reading log and 20 reading based challenges, with rewards for every five challenges completed. Plus you can join in on the fun activity sessions and theme competitions. Enrolments begin Monday 2 December. There are two age ranges (5-9 years & 10 plus) for the challenge packs. There’s also a simple reading programme for book teens. For more information on the Summer Beach Read, contact the Library.
New Exhibitions At The Museum
New exhibitions recently released at the Sir James Fletcher Kawerau Museum include: Clive & Maisie Boyce, the first Mayor and Mayoress of Kawerau; the KEA industrial area; Kaingaroa Forest; the 1974 Waiariki Polynesian Festival hosted in Kawerau; and the history of Kawerau's maternity hospitals. We are also keen for people to add their Baby Stories (photos and stories about the Kawerau maternity hospitals) to Kete Kawerau. The community cabinet is also displaying Bbarugo cars from a local collector. More information can be found on Kete Kawerau and the Sir James Fletcher Kawerau Museum webpage.
Please Support Kete Kawerau
The Kawerau District Library and Sir James Fletcher Kawerau Museum has launched a website Kete Kawerau to collect the stories and images of Kawerau. Visitors can view the Kete Kawerau on the APNK computer service or go online at http://ketekawerau.peoplesnetworknz.info/ to add your own material. Kete Kawerau has been created to capture and preserve the historical and current memories, stories, and activities of the Kawerau community and we need you to share your stories and images, past and present.
As part of our current Museum displays, we are asking people to share their memories of Kawerau's history, particularly Baby Stories, and you can add yours online or come in and see the Museum and Library staff. Donations of original documents and photos are also appreciated. Kete Kawerau is your place to add online material about Kawerau's current and past history so please help us by adding your stories for future generations to enjoy.
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