Friends of the Tauranga
City Libraries Inc

He Puna Manawa

Tauranga Library has relocated from its original site at Willow Street to a new, interim site - He Puna Manawa (formerly the Goddard's Centre) – located between Grey Street and Devonport Road.
Tauranga Library will continue to call He Puna Manawa home until its new space is built at the civic precinct in the city centre.

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About us

Friends of the Tauranga City Libraries is an organisation for ALL people interested in books, libraries, life and literacy.

We hold 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 programmes.

Goals

  • To maintain a close working relationship with Library and Council staff 
  • To help provide the best possible service to the community
  • To increase the use of the Libraries through public awareness and advocacy of the Library’s goals and objectives.

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