Waikanae’s Pop-Up Library Is Popping Up A Bit More

The Waikanae pop-up library is set to grow with plans underway to remove a wall and take over the neighbouring vacant premises.

The Kāpiti Coast District Council (KCDC) says: “More space means we can add to the book and resource collection at the library and our visitors will have more room to sit and relax.”

Since 2019 the Waikanae library has been in a temporary premises formerly occupied by
the Artel shop, which relocated to Otaki.

Interior of the temporary library

The original library was closed in November 2018 with the discovery of dangerous toxic mould.

The KCDC says: “There’s a fair bit of work to prepare the space and we expect the interim larger library to open in a couple of months.

“In the meantime, we’re making progress on developing options for a new permanent library.

“We’ve held our first meeting with the community advisory group and will soon engage more widely on a draft framework plan for Waikanae Town Centre.”

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