Friends of the Rotorua District Library
“A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.”
Henry Ward Beecher
The Friends of the Rotorua District Library were formed in 1991. The following year they ran a huge booksale in the Sportsdrome and continued to run these biannually until 2002 when the building was renovated and became the Rotorua Energy Events Centre. Today they run a very successful Book Sale at Kuirau Park every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.
To date, they have raised thousands of dollars for the Rotorua District Library which has been used to support childrens and teens holiday programmes, visiting authors and guest speakers, the provision of specialty services such as Medianet NZ Film Archive Access, an audio/visual system, furniture, crockery and appliances for the Meeting Rooms, library shelving and competition prizes. They also support the library with man-power whenever asked for tasks such as catering, moving, labelling or packaging. Their support is always much appreciated by library staff and others.
To promote and support the Library
To facilitate its use and enjoyment by the public
To help to acquire additional resources and services for the Library
To lobby on behalf of the Library
To encourage involvement of the community in the activities, needs and progress of the Library
Fundraising - Sponsorship applications
BOOK SALE BOOK SALE BOOK SALE on the first and third Saturday of the month
9.00am - 1.00pm at Kuirau Park (old tea kiosk)
Support- organizing and supporting library programmes and events that increase the profile of the Library and of the Friends
Membership activities - organizing events involving guest speakers, visiting authors and regular newsletters.
The Friends of the Rotorua District Library believe that the Library is a valuable asset for the community and should be preserved and developed for future generations.
Anyone can join the Friends of the Library. It costs $10 per year for individual membership which entitles you to 5 free books at the book sales (max $2 each) and discounts to selected literary events. You will also receive the Friends of the Library newsletter. You can join at the Kuirau Park book sales or come into the Library and fill out a membership form.