Friends of the Tauranga City Libraries Inc

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About us

Friends of the Tauranga City Libraries is an organisation for ALL people interested in books, libraries, life and literacy.


We hold the following monthly meetings at the 4 libraries:-

   Book Groups at Mt. Maunganui, Papamoa and Greerton,

   A Chat Group at Greerton, 

   A General Meeting at Tauranga with a speaker.


We began as a lobby group within local body politics, campaigning for improved library services.


A strong aspect of our work is advocating on behalf of the community with both the Library and the Tauranga City Council. We lobbied vigorously for a new library in Papamoa and more recently a new library in Greerton.

Money raised through our regular activities goes back into our libraries.


Our organisation supports the Children’s Summer Reading Programmes, which run through the Christmas holidays, by securing grant money and by helping with the set-up and finale of the programmes.


To maintain a close working relationship with Library and Council staff to help provide the best possible service to the community and to increase the use of the Libraries through public awareness and advocacy of the Library’s goals and objectives.


**Libraries Need Friends**

Quick Links

Tauranga City Libraries


Friends of Baycourt Tauranga

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Friends of The Tauranga Art Gallery


Legacy Funerals


Notice of AGM

If you are a paid up member of Friends of the Tauranga Libraries Inc as at the 4th September then you can attend our AGM and help elect next year's committee.

You could also consider making yourself available for election. Just let one of the current committee know via email before the meeting or when you arrive on the 4th September. 

This year the meeting time has been brought forward to 2pm, to make it easier for anyone who needs to use public transport, and will be held at the lovely new Greerton Library Meeting Room.

Come along, listen to Penny Guy's talk "Using Drama to Keep our Local Stories Alive", and mix with fellow members. 

The more members that attend the better. We would love to see a LARGE turnout.