Library And Museum
Street Address: Jellicoe Court, Kawerau
Postal Address: P.O. Box 103, Kawerau, 3169
Phone: (07) 306 9041
18 April 2014 Good Friday
21 April 2014 Easter Monday
25 April 2014 ANZAC Day
News And Events
Summer Beach Read Success
The Kawerau District Library has had fantastic school holiday fun with 76 youth enrolled in our formal summer reading programme, and many others participating in our fun activity sessions and competitions. The same youth also read 328 library books and thanks to the generosity of Miller Books (Auckland), all participants received free books to keep. The winners of our school holiday competitions are:
|Colouring Competition 5-9:||Sinouvi Palaimaea|
|Colouring Competition 10+:||Zephyna McKeown|
|Sand Sculpture Competition 5-9:||Alex Bentley-Dalgity|
|Sand Sculpture Competition 10+:||Teagan Popata|
|Poster Competition 0-7:||Nathan Reihana-Asquith|
|Poster Competition:8-11||Matthew Reihana-Asquith|
|Poster Competition 12-18:||Shanaya Taylor-Stephens|
|Favourite Library Book Draw||Matthew Reihana-Asquith|
Well done to all our winners plus thanks to all those that participated! Thanks also to our sponsors, judges and families who support and make the programme work.
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 Harry Potter memorabilia from three local collectors. 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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