Palmerston North City Library has become the centre of its own film project after a small team filmed "the living room of the city" and its visitors.
The crew spent 10 days there capturing the stories of Palmerston North's everyday people as they went about the library.
"We wanted to show that it was a vibrant place and blast the stereotype that it was a dusty old library," said one of the team, digital engagement librarian Nicole Bennik.
"We wanted to film people using the library. We wanted to show that ideas are born here."
The crux of the project was spending time with library users and asking what the facility meant to them.
"We had a conversation with people and we wanted to hear about their experiences here."
Other members of the video-making crew at the library last month were Tim Hamilton, 18, whose joint project with Destination Manawatu about parkour in Palmerston North has been viewed more than 18,000 times on YouTube, and musician Graham James Crehan.
They now face the challenge of condensing hours of footage into a two-minute clip.
The video is expected to be finished in four weeks.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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