It's not often residents get a chance to see inside our two outreach vehicles: Te Waka Pounamu - the Mobile Learning Centre and Te Waka Matauranga - the Mobile Library. So for two days in January, these vehicles will "set up shop" in Te Manawa, the city centre, so that visitors in town can have a look at what they offer and how they can make use of them.
The two vehicles normally travel all around the Rotorua district, providing services to many residents who cannot easily visit Te Aka Mauri. The Mobile Learning Centre is equipped with numerous forms of technology including laptops, tablets and a WiFi hotspot. It delivers services and programmes such as eLibrary education sessions and Stepping Up classes in the community. The Mobile Library visits schools,resthomes, community and care facilities, offering library services on a regular basis.
If you have any questions or would like to know how we can help you or your community group, we would be happy to have a chat.
TIMES: 10am - 2pm
DATES: Tuesday 15th & Thursday 17th January 2019
VENUE: Te Manawa, Rotorua City Centre, intersection of Hinemoa & Tutanekai Streets
1. Jane Gilbert, Library Director & Onno Van Raalte, Chairperson of the Friends of the Library, funders of Te Waka Pounamu.
2. Leonard, a resident at Lara Lodge, pleased with his book selection from the Mobile Library and Anne, Mobile Librarian.