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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-1 Update

All Tauranga City Libraries have re-opened. Please click here to visit the Library website

Tauranga City Libraries

Tauranga City Council

Tauranga City Council sevices are returning to normal. Please click here to visit the Council website

New Zealand Government

Please click here to go to the NZ Government website and get the latest Government information about Lockdown Level-1 for Covid-19.

All Friends of the Tauranga City Libraries functions will be resuming in July 2020. Some Book Groups have started in June. Details will be posted as soon as possible. For further information contact a Committee Member or your Book Group Convener.