Friends of the Tauranga City Libraries is an organisation for ALL people interested in books, libraries, life and literacy.
We hold the following monthly meetings at 3 of the 4 libraries:-
Book Groups at Mt. Maunganui, Papamoa and Greerton,
A General Meeting at Greerton with a speaker.
We began as a lobby group within local body politics, campaigning for improved library services.
A strong aspect of our work is advocating on behalf of the community with both the Library and the Tauranga City Council. We lobbied vigorously for a new library in Papamoa and more recently a new library in Greerton.
Money raised through our regular activities goes back into our libraries.
Our organisation supports the Children’s Summer Reading Programmes, which run through the Christmas holidays, by securing grant money and by helping with the set-up and finale of the programmes.
To maintain a close working relationship with Library and Council staff to help provide the best possible service to the community and to increase the use of the Libraries through public awareness and advocacy of the Library’s goals and objectives.
Tauranga City Libraries
Friends of Baycourt Tauranga
Friends of The Tauranga Art Gallery
Three Friends of the Tauranga Library members were awarded Life Memberships at the last Annual General Meeting.
Rita Carter receives her Life Membership award from Vice President Glen Gear at the Annual General Meeting
Joan Angell, Rita Carter and John Gauld were awarded Life Memberships for continuing support and outstanding contribution to the organisation.
Certificates were presented to Joan and Rita by our vice President, Glen Gear. Unfortunately John could not attend the AGM so Glen delivered the certificate to him personally.