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Pitopito Kōrero

Libraries are really important for our community and we’re taking action to keep them open as much as possible while COVID-19 is in the community. 

At present, all three of our branches – Elma Turner, Stoke, and the Nightingale Library Memorial – are open and operating under their regular hours. In addition, we are running our regular programming at the Elma Turner Library and have a Click and Collect service for those who are unable to visit the library.
However, our availability may change at short notice as the Omicron outbreak impacts staffing or our ability to safely provide all programmes and services.

Given the unpredictability of COVID-19, we recommend checking our website or Facebook page for the most up-to-date information. We appreciate your understanding and can be reached at library@ncc.govt.nz or on (03) 546 8100 if you have any further questions.

Stay safe and well out there; kia kaha.


Events and Programmes Calendar

Neighbourhood Support Joins us for Community Kōrero this Sunday

Sunday, 20 March 2pm
Elma Turner Library

Who belongs in Neighbourhood Support? Everyone!
We believe that our communities are better together, when you know your neighbours and everyone knows they belong.

We don’t just watch neighbourhoods. We support, connect and celebrate them!

Come along to learn how you can support and celebrate the great neighbourhoods in Nelson.

Brain Injury Association Drop-in Session

Friday, 25 March 10am – 12pm
Elma Turner Library

The Brain Injury Association Top of the South offers information, education, support and advocacy to anyone effected by brain injury in our community.

If you or someone you know has had a concussion, head injury, bump, knock, crash or medical event come along to the drop-in sessions and talk to Catherine the liaison officer about what options are available to support you.


Grow Your Skills with Us

Are you still finding your away around your device? Or do you have friends or whānau who want some support to get connected? At the library we offer lots of ways to help people in the digital space - no query is too small!

We hold a variety of free classes, for beginners and more experienced users who may want to venture further into the digital world, extend their research skills or learn about the digital services the Library offers. Come along to one of our practical, hands-on tech sessions and grow your digital skillset.

Classes are currently running on:

  • Thursday mornings between 9.30 and 11am
  • Monday afternoons between 2 and 3.30pm, on 28 March and 4 and 11 April.

Book Launch - Helen Staniland 

Saturday 26 March, 2pm
Elma Turner Library

In March 2021, Helen Staniland was able to take advantage of the relatively-empty roads and readily-available holiday accommodation, that resulted from New Zealand's borders being closed to visitors from overseas, to travel extensively in the south of Te Wai Pounamu.

In this book, which includes around 140 photographs, accompanied by approximately 10,000 words of text, she shares her adventures with readers who may never have visited this amazing part of the world and those who have, but may wish to be reminded of it's stunning beauty.

Meet the author and hear about her book Te Wai Pounamu The Glorious South of the South Island at this free event.

Click & Collect

To make sure all our customers have access to our wonderful collection we have introduced a Click and Collect service. This is available for all members of our community.

Please visit our website for more information about how this service works, FAQs, and to fill out a form to request some books. 

Alternatively you can phone us on 03 546 8100 and we can complete a form on your behalf, or answer any questions you have about the service. 
Info about COVID-19 Protection Framework
Unite Against COVID-19: For the latest COVID-19 news and information visit: covid-19.govt.nz or facebook.com/UniteAgainstCOVID19. To get up-to-date information about Nelson City Council services visit our.nelson.govt.nz or facebook.com/nelsoncitycouncil. For local public health messages visit facebook.com/nelsonmarlboroughhealth. Kia kaha Whākatu.
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