Topic: Rotorua District Library turns 125 years old

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A celebration of 125 years in Rotorua, from humble beginnings in an old store to and multi-floor community facility.

Rotorua District Library Now 2014 and Then 1889 

In April 2014, Rotorua District Library will celebrate 125 years opening its doors in 1889.  What a long way the library has come from a small reading room with 335 books which had been donated from residents and visitors, becoming a "well established" institution with 23 paid subscribers within the first month.  Funding was procured by fundraising activities such as concerts. Read more about the library's history here.  

The library has moved four times since these humble beginnings and now has over 150,000 books, countless online resources, a very active community events and programmes calendar and a Mobile Library servicing the outlying areas of the city.  We'll be celebrating our 125th year with lots of special events, competitions and promotions of what we have to offer our community.

What's On in April

Tuesday 1st April                   

Tuesday 8th April     5.30pm  .
This is an exciting book about an exciting story, told by one of the activists most involved in it.
Find out more details here.

Thursday 10th April  6.30pm   (To be held at the Rotorua RSA)
Come along for a fun night out!  Get your team together and rattle the brain cells for $500!
Find out more details here.

Tuesday 15th April   5.30pm   A superbly written novel offering an intriguing interpretation of one of the world's greatest aviators, the glamorous and mysterious Jean Batten


Rotorua District Library turns 125 years old


1136 Arawa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Latitude and Longitude coordinates: -38.13487,176.25238590000003

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Date of Event:April 2014