News and events
We have had an amazing response from the community to our call for gifts of toys. These donated gifts are for the children of our resettled families. Wonderful elves from the Library have been wrapping furiously in time for Santa to deliver these gifts over Christmas. A thank you to Jillian and Katie, two of our fabulous librarians who organised this initiative and finally a big thank you to those who gave - your generosity knows no bounds!
The library has a great line-up of summer reading for everyone. In addition to our Children’s Summer Reading Programme we are excited to introduce the first Nelson Public Libraries Young Adult Reading Challenge. We hope you will have heaps of fun and maybe discover some new authors along the way.
Annually, as a gesture of good will, we allow members to have a slightly longer borrowing period over the Christmas/New Year break.
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and we are inviting writers aged 13 – 18 to take part with us.
The Page & Blackmore Readers and Writers programme has a great line-up this year, over two weekends during the Nelson Arts Festival, which runs 11-27 October.
On 27 September, Nelson Public Libraries, and our early partners, the Nelson Institute will celebrate 175 years of operation. No other library in the country can say they have served the community for a longer period of time. All are welcome to join us - we have events, and displays, throughout the day.
2017 marks the 175th year of continuous operation of Nelson Public Libraries. Our first building was opened on 27 September 1842, as the Nelson Philosophical and Literary Institute.
Celebrate by learning something new. From yoga, to bike maintenance and book binding. We have something for you.
Tue 1st, Tue 8th 9.30am – 11.30 am
Judith Fitchett - Volunteer at Ancestors’ Attic and member of the NZ Society of Genealogists will guide you to find and record your family story. For beginners.