Message from Our Library

Puhoi Town Library

Covid 19 – Temporary Closure

Due to the confined space within the library we are unable to comply with the social distancing measures recommended by the government and are therefore temporarily closing the library. We will review the situation fortnightly and will keep everyone informed through Judith’s Puhoi newsletter.

This decision has not been taken lightly, but as most of our visitors are tourists from outside the community the risk is higher than if we were just open to local library members.

We were initially worried about the influx of returning New Zealanders, who arrived just before Sunday 15th , who did not have to self-isolate, but we now have to worry about the estimated 80,000 still abroad who have been advised by the government to get back immediately. There are worries that self-isolation is not always being adhered to.

The advice today is for everyone is to “stay apart”.

We do not wish to leave the village devoid of reading material, so Nic has suggested that we place a few boxes of books on his top verandah for locals to fossick through. These books have originally been donated to the library by the community and had not as yet found shelf room. We are now giving them back to the community. You are not required to either return them or pay for them, just enjoy.

Puhoi Town Library Report – April 2016



William Shakespeare – 400th Anniversary of his Death – 23rd April 2016

We have gathered a collection of books, DVDs and information on the life and times of William Shakespeare. The books and DVDs may be borrowed individually by library members and the display will remain in the “Classic’s Corner” throughout April & May.

ANZAC Display

World War artefacts, documents, books & DVDs will again be on display for several weeks around ANZAC day. Every year we obtain more and more interesting items for this display and, as usual, many of the books and DVDs within the display are available to borrow.



The library will be open on ANZAC day from the time the ANZAC parade finishes (aprox.10 a.m.) until 3 p.m. In addition to the display, on the day audio and video recordings will also be running.

We serve FREE coffee/tea and home-made ANZAC biscuits all day.

Puhoi Town Library Incorporated Society Annual Subscription

In keeping with Puhoi Library’s ethos, providing you live in Puhoi or surrounding district “USER MEMBERSHIP is absolutely FREE” and no charges are made regarding book or DVD borrowing (with the exception of minimal overdue fines on DVDs, which are onwardly donated to the Puhoi Fire Service).

However, the library is run by an incorporated society “Puhoi Town Library Incorporated” and the society membership subscriptions of $10 are due on 1st April. A letter has gone out to PO Boxes and forms are also available from the library.

Community Law Manual 2015/2016

Has been donated for use of the Community – Reference only and donor requested that the book is not to leave library but be available for reference use of all members of the community.


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