Te Anau Library marks 30 years

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Te Anau’s Liv Thompson, 8, Josephine Cartres, 7, and Ethan Jenks, 6, of Invercargill proudly show off the creations they made at the Te Anau Library school holiday programme ‘‘Everything Socks’’ earlier this year.

TE ANAU residents will be able to join in the celebrations as one of its most treasured community assets, Te Anau Library, turns 30.

The library was officially opened in September 1990 by long-time librarian Mary Brown, after the community raised the money.

The late Southland Mayor Frana Cardno and Dr Trevor Walker led the fundraising effort at the time.

In fact, Mrs Cardno first became involved in politics while lobbying for a library for Te Anau.

Southland District Libraries and Te Anau Friends of the Library have joined forces to commemorate the 30-year anniversary and have organised events to mark the milestone.

People are welcome to join in the week of events which includes:

  • Tuesday, November 3, An Evening with Holly Ford, Te Anau Library, 7pm
  • Wednesday, November 4, reading of Brian Johnston’s play Way of the World, Te Anau Club, 7pm-8pm
  • Thursday, November 5, Publishing and Memoirs Workshop with Storm Reece, Te Anau Library, 10am-1pm
  • Friday, November 6, Murder Mystery Night, Te Anau Library, 7pm
  • Saturday, November 7, Children’s dress up as a book character afternoon tea and children’s author Kyle Mewburn at The Village Green (weather permitting). 1.30pm-3pm

To register or for further information, phone the Te Anau Library team 0800 732 542.

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