Language: English Language: Chinese Language: French Language: German Language: Japanese Language: Spanish

Napier Friends

Become a Friend of Napier Library

nap friends 1It only costs $10 a year to be a Friend of Napier Library.
As a Friend, you will receive regular email news, and be able to join in with fun and worthwhile fundraising projects. You can be as involved as much - or as little - as you like. There are other benefits of being a Friend of Napier Library, including 10% discount on book purchases at Beattie & Forbes book shop. Other membership packages are available.

Look for "Eko the Pukeko" – our curious, friendly mascot – on our display board on the ground floor of the library, where you can pick up our brochure and application form.

Friends of Napier Library Meetings

All library users are welcome to attend our meetings from 5.15 – 6.00 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. We meet in the Napier Library Seminar room (enter from alley between library and Council). Meetings are held every month except for December and January.

Feel free to call us and talk to us about Friends activities:
Johanna Rodgers (Chairman)
Email: johanna@hilltop.co.nz
or
Susan Wylie (Secretary)
Email: montesson@clear.net.nz

How We Help Napier Library

The Friends of Napier Library undertake a range of activities for the benefit of the library. Oral Archiving is an ongoing project, managed by a few Friends of Napier Library members. We aim to collect an archive of interviews with Napier professionals, and capture their memories and knowledge of times past.

Friends of Napier Library also raises funds to help the library with extra equipment or services. We have supplied the library with:

  • nap friends 3Audio equipment to carry on with the Napier Library’s oral archive of interviews with Napier city professionals – doctors, lawyers and engineers. We plan to supply more equipment so that you can access and listen to these interviews.
  • Microfilm Reader. A Canon Microfilm reader with A4 screen, A3/A4 printer, a standard 9.5-16x lens and an extra lens (Total value: $19,708). A computer has been added so people can save and email their research.
  • The completion of the microfilming of Napier's former 'Daily Telegraph' newspaper filling the gaps up to 1972 – an important archive that would have been lost.
  • Formally submitting proposals to Napier City Council as part of their Annual Plan. We are pleased to maintain a successful, positive relationship with Napier City Council which is highly supportive of the library.

 

Friends of Napier Library Events

We host various events throughout the year. Below is a round-up of some of our recent events:

  • We assisted library staff with their NZ Book Month event on 25 March. Based on the book "Christchurch 22.2 Beyond the Cordon",
    members of the public heard a first-hand account from Christchurch police forensic photographer Constable Phil Little of the work undertaken during that devastating post-earthquake period.
  • We hosted Allyson Gofton on her nationwide tour to launch the "Country Calendar Cookbook". This fun sellout event at The Kitchen
    nap friends 4Table/Photographers Gallery was in association with Beattie & Forbes Books.
  • The Grab a Gem Book Sale was organised by long-time Friends of Napier Library member Erica Pearson. Lots of happy book buyers took the opportunity to fill a bag of good reading material. The funds raised are for new equipment for the library. The library now runs its own monthly book sales to make room for lovely new material!
  • 50 people enjoyed the Old Time Picture Show, showing old newsreels, cartoons and a rescued film reel of old Napier from David Turnbull's archive.
  • We hosted Max Cryer for the launch of his new book "Who Said That First?" with Beattie & Forbes Bookshop.
  • We hosted Alexa Johnston author of "Ladies a Plate" cookbook. Afterwards, everyone tucked into a sumptuous afternoon tea put on by Friends of Napier Library and librarians!
  • We held a successful book sale of deleted library stock.
  • Friends of Napier Library hosted a launch in Napier of a new book on Art Deco published by historian and journalist Graham Stewart.

 

 

Share with a friend  

Member Login

Events Calendar

Suggestion for Purchase

Featured Database

Featured Resource

Gale Science In Context
Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, this revolutionary curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers.
» read more

Catalogue Search

Library Catalogue

Quick search for books, DVDs, CDs, Magazines etc. Napier Libraries have a large collection at our Taradale and Napier libraries.

Advanced Search

Become a Friend

News

News

Visiting Poet
A special event for this well-received book of poetry by author Jeremy Roberts. Friday 19 May 5.30pm at Napier Library. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase. Beverages and nibbles provided.
» read more
Author talk
Ian Austin will be visiting Napier Library at 6pm on Friday 5 May to talk about his police career and his latest best-selling book The Agency.
» read more

Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Napier Libraries - Napier City Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Napier Libraries - Napier City Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Napier Libraries - Napier City Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the Napier City Council information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.

© Napier Libraries - www.napierlibrary.co.nz / Napier City Council - www.napier.govt.nz / +64 6 835 7579 / Fax: +64 6 835 7574


Napier Library
P: +64 6 834 4180
F: +64 6 834 4138
Email us | Location map | Opening hours

Taradale Library
P: +64 6 845 9005
F: +64 6 844 7462
Email us | Location map | Opening hours


Napier Libraries is one of Napier City Council's great facilities/services. There are many more...

Napier Aquatic Centre

Situated in the centre of Napier, in the middle of Onekawa Park, the Napier Aquatic Centre is a safe and affordable aquatic facility for everyone.
View website for Napier Aquatic Centre

Bay Skate

Located on Marine Parade, Napier, is the Bay Skate Park - home to skateboarding, BMX, roller derby, inline hockey and scootering.
View website for Bay Skate

Napier City Council

For Napier City residents and citizens to have easy access to see what council are currently working on, completed, what they do, facilities, and council information.
View website for Napier City Council

MTG Hawke's Bay

Comprising a Museum, Theatre and Gallery - MTG is home to a significant collection of objects that form the foundation of distinctive exhibitions, a world-class research facility and the MTG Theatre.
View website for MTG Hawke's Bay

National Aquarium of New Zealand

Nowhere else in New Zealand will you discover a wider range of marine animals and native species in a single facility than at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
View website for National Aquarium of New Zealand

Napier i-SITE Visitor Centre

Visit the Napier i-SITE to find out more about what is happening in Hawkes Bay, from events, activities and accommodation.
View website for Napier i-SITE Visitor Centre

The Faraday Centre

The Faraday Centre in Napier, is Hawke's Bay's Museum of Technology. It's a place of discovery where history comes alive through hands on experience.
View website for The Faraday Centre

Parklands Residential Estate

Located in the Art Deco city of Napier. We have worked closely with our builders to promote and develop high quality housing within an open-aspect environment.
View website for Parklands Residential Estate

Par2 MiniGolf

Come to Par2 MiniGolf and meet Seamore the Seagull at our sea-side minigolf courses. Challenge your friends and family for a round.
View website for Par2 MiniGolf

Napier Municipal Theatre

Unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation.
View website for Napier Municipal Theatre

Napier Conference Centre

We offer an all purpose built venue that uniquely combines spectacular outlooks with functional layout.
View website for Napier Conference Centre

Kennedy Park Resort Napier

We are Hawkes Bay's premier holiday accommodation park providing an array of facilities to keep the entire family entertained.
View website for Kennedy Park Resort Napier

William Colenso

Build on the blossoming national and international interest in William Colenso's life and ideas as the result of the William Colenso Bicentenary Celebrations in Hawke's Bay in 2011, and a body of new publications and research.
View website for William Colenso

Enquiry or Feedback

If you have any questions, problems or feedback for Napier Libraries please let us know about it.

Fill out my online form.

Follow Napier Libraries on facebook...

Our latest posts...

» View our facebook page