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Friends of the Tauranga City Libraries Inc


About us

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.


**Libraries Need Friends**

Quick Links

Tauranga City Libraries


Friends of Baycourt Tauranga

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Friends of The Tauranga Art Gallery


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Covid-19 Alert Level-2 Update

All Tauranga City Libraries will be open normal hours, however some services are affected. Please click here for further information.

Tauranga City Libraries

Tauranga City Council

To find out what is happening with Tauranga City Council sevices  please click here.

New Zealand Government

Please click here to go to the NZ Government website and get the latest Government information about current lockdown levels in New Zealand.

 At 11:59pm on Sunday 30 August 2020 the Auckland region moved down to Alert Level 2 with some additional restrictions on gathering sizes. The rest of the country, including Tauranga stayed at Alert Level 2. These levels will be reviewed on Monday 14th September. For further information regarding how this may affect FOL activities please check our MEETINGS page or contact a committee member.