Read All About It In Kapiti

Libraries Manager: Kat Cuttriss

District Libraries issue 25,000 items in a month!

By Kat Cuttriss, Libraries & Arts Manager

How about this summer! Everyone at the Kāpiti Coast District Libraries is definitely enjoying it!  We know a lot of you have been making the most of our collections and services during the holiday season. 

In fact, our monthly transaction total for January was a most impressive 101,939!

That comprises 55,281 issues, and 46,658 returns.

‘Wild about reading’, our annual summer reading programme for 5-12 year olds has been in full swing, with our district’s budding book lovers reporting in each week on books they’ve read. The finale party for programme participants will be held at the Waikanae Pools on Thursday 1 February at 4pm.

Fun events on the way

We’re also finalising other programme details for 2018.  Alongside our popular core programmes, you can expect to see some exciting technology developments this year.

‘We love books!’ Some of the children who took part in a previous Kāpiti Libraries free Summer Reading Programme. All got a special certificate and a book prize at the end of the course.
Paraparaumu’s award-winning library

We’ve been trying out a green screen photo booth and app during the summer school holidays, and we’re looking at how to use augmented reality (AR) for scavenger hunts and other fun activities throughout our libraries.

Digital workshops too

Our ’Stepping Up’ digital literacy workshops will start up again in February, in Paraparaumu (weekly), and Waikanae and Ōtaki (fortnightly).

We can add specific workshops to this programme through the year to meet people’s needs, as we did with the very popular ‘Gmail for Vodafone email users’ last November. Please let library staff know if you’d like to see a specific workshop provided as part of the programme.

You can visit our friendly library staff in any one of our four district libraries, email, phone and/or follow us on Facebook!