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Children's Library Collection

With our extensive collection of library items for children, which we are continually updating and adding to, Napier Libraries aim to:

  • Foster a love of literature and learning
  • Stimulate the imagination, the creative use of language and an appreciation of art
  • Encourage children to develop a lifelong habit of reading for pleasure and information
  • Develop children’s knowledge of language and ability to read fluently
  • Enable children to expand their knowledge
  • Stimulate children’s critical faculties

Our Children’s Library Collection is made up of

Picture books and board books
Beginner readers
Puzzle books
Junior fiction (chapter books for children of 6 to 8 years)
Children's illustrated fiction (sophisticated picture books)
Children's fiction (chapter books for 9 to 14-year-old readers)
Children's comics
Children's non-fiction
Children's Māori collection
Children's audio-visual (including DVDs, Book and CD sets and CD talking books)
Jigsaws and puzzles
Children's magazines

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Napier Library to reopen Tuesday 13 April
Napier Library will reopen to the public on Tuesday 13th April. Remedial works on the sprinkler system in the area of the MTG building that is occupied by the library are now complete. Napier Library staff are pleased that they’ll be back soon and are looking forward to welcoming the community once more.
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Positive progress on remedial building work
We are currently anticipating that public areas of the library will be open by the end of March or early April.
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