Library takes upheaval in its stride

Last updated 05:00 16/10/2012

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The New Plymouth Library is closed this week while the next stage of the Let's Go project on Brougham St is finished.

A boutique library has been set up in the Puke Ariki foyer this week but most services are continuing as normal.

The works right outside the main entrance means the library isn't open but users are still able to borrow and return items, access the internet, visit the Taranaki Research Centre and take part in events.

Puke Ariki service delivery manager Dale Cousens said people could browse a wide selection of books at Puke Ariki and runners would be on hand to get anything not available.

A wi-fi lounge is being set up in the Wall Gallery and all normal programmes including Crackerjacks, Book Groups and the Justice of the Peace library service will continue.

Customers are being encouraged to return items via the drive-through drop off box in the Puke Ariki carpark, at one of the community libraries or the mobile library, and books can be renewed online.

Work in Brougham St includes excavating up to the main library doors, framework being put in place and concrete poured to create a wide landing, ramp and steps up to the entrance.

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- Taranaki Daily News

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