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Welcome to the Hastings District Libraries in sunny Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

Hastings, Havelock North and Flaxmere

Fun with Adrian Kirk at summer holiday programmes
Stories and music time with Kerry Poppins and Burt the Chimney Sweep at the  Fla
Stories and music time with Kerry Poppins and Burt the Chimney Sweep at the  Fla
Image: Hastings Library
Image: Hastings Library & Civic Square gardens
Image: holiday programme clowns
Photo: Hastings Library - part of the mezzanine floor
Photo: Havelock North Library Children's activity area
Photo: Havelock North Library desk area
Photo: A quiet read at Flaxmere Library

Your information and entertainment hub for books, eBooks, DVDs, talking books, CDs, magazines, newspapers, online databases and more.

Photocopying, Internet, email, word processing, printing and fax service - available in all three libraries.

The renovated Flaxmere Library and Flaxmere Community Centre have been officially opened and are back in business.  The Library has resumed normal hours and is offering full services again.  We would love you to call out and enjoy the spacious new layout.

Are you keen to volunteer?  Bronwyn, Volunteering Hawkes Bay’s Community Liaison Coordinator, is in Hastings Library on Tuesdays between 2 and 4pm to chat about volunteering.

Volunteering Hawkes Bay refers individuals to voluntary positions, offering over 140 volunteering opportunities with 75 organisations in HB. An opportunity to make a difference in the community, share and learn new skills, and meet new people.  Read more...

Join us in the Hall of Memories at the Hastings War Memorial Library for ANZAC Day stories on Wednesday 23 April at 10.30am.

Make your own poppy.  All welcome. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Hard to believe the first term is almost over! Looking for something to do during the holidays? All three libraries hold programmes of stories, crafts and entertainment.  For dates, times and details of the programmes, read more....

Hastings District Libraries will be closed on Friday 25 April (ANZAC Day).

The Hall of Memories at Hastings War Memorial Library will be open on ANZAC Day from 6am to 10am.

All three libraries will be open on Saturday 26 April 10am to 4pm.

Hastings Library only will be open on Sunday 27 April 1pm to 4pm. 

See Library  Hours....

Do you need help from a Justice of the Peace? Local JPs are available in Hastings and Havelock North Libraries at the following times:

Hastings Library –  Tuesday afternoons, 2pm-4pm (as part of the Information Marketplace).

Havelock North LibrarySaturday mornings, 10am–12 noon (Community Room)  Read more... 

Coming Up

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:00am
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 10:30am
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 10:30am
Looking for something to do during the holidays? Check out the holiday programmes at our libraries!
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