The friendly Taradale Library Team warmly invites you to visit and enjoy our fantastic library.
Opened in July 2009, the new look library makes the most of its setting in White Street, with comfortable couches and extensive windows that take in the view of Taradale and Centennial parks, the pond and our resident ducks.
There are extensive collections of reading materials for all interests and ages as well as magazines, talking books, DVDs, and CDs.
There is also a sound-proofed study space, two meeting rooms and a fun children’s area.
We are looking forward to your visit, come and enjoy our wonderful library!
History of Taradale Library
1874-1884: All Saints Church houses a ‘reading room’ for residents’ use.
1911: The Town Hall was built, and this included offices and a library.
1931: Town Hall was destroyed by the Hawke’s Bay Earthquake on February 3rd.
1934: New town board office and library were built in Lee Road.
1963: The new Taradale Library was built in Gloucester Street and was designed to serve an area with a population of approximately 5500 people.
1968: Taradale Borough Council amalgamated with the Napier City Council and the library became a branch of the Napier Public Library.
1993: Decision made to convert rugby clubrooms in White Street for a new library.
1995: New Taradale Library opened.
2005: Library review carried out to seek public opinion.
2007: Decision made to extend Taradale Library.
2009: Library extension completed, reopening ceremony July 12th. Library opened for public use on July 13th.