Friends of the Tauranga City Libraries is an organisation for ALL people interested in books, libraries, life and literacy.
We hold monthly meetings at the 4 libraries,
Book Groups at Mount Maunganui and Papamoa,
A Chat Group at Greerton,
A General Meeting at Tauranga 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.
Photo by kind permission of Jenny Cook
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