A New Vision For Kaipara’s Libraries

A New Vision For Kaipara’s Libraries
Hilary Beaton

A New Vision For Kaipara’s Libraries

Kaipara District Council adopts ten year library strategy

There are currently five libraries in the Kaipara District: Dargaville Library, the only library service run by paid staff, and four community libraries at Paparoa, Kaiwaka, Maungaturoto, and Mangawhai, all run by volunteers. Under the Kaipara District Council Long Term Plan Growing a better Kaipara 2021-2031, new library facilities for Mangawhai and Dargaville are planned. Council is currently in the process of determining the best location and securing land for a new, larger Council-owned and operated library in Mangawhai.

As well as new facilities in the two main centres, the adopted strategy also includes a new mobile library service to complement the physical libraries, an increased budget for library resources and additional staff, and installing publicly accessible internet and equipment for internet access across all the community libraries. Read article here.

The strategy was created by Sue Sutherland Consulting, experienced library professionals with a record in local and central government

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