Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Pop-up library to open in Upper Hutt city centre

Friday, 23 March 2018

Pop-up library to open in Upper Hutt city centre

After the Upper Hutt Central Library building was closed in February, due to earthquake risk, Upper Hutt City Council has now been able to organise a new pop-up library in the city centre, which will open on 26 April.

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 23 MARCH 2018—Upper Hutt City Libraries will be opening their new temporary pop-up library on Level 1 of the CBD Towers (84 – 90 Main Street), in Upper Hutt on Thursday 26 April.

“We are looking forward to, once again, being able to provide a full seven-day library service in the city centre,” says Council’s Director of Community Services, Mike Ryan. “More than just a collection of books and services, our library has always been an important space for Upper Hutt residents to relax, learn, share and browse, and the pop-up library will allow us to provide this space while we continue assessment and seismic remedial work on the Central Library building.”

The new space is 400 square metres, which will allow approximately 1/3 of the Central Library collection to be available. With a focus on new and popular items, the smaller collection will be moved and made available for the public to browse and issue. Although hold fees will be reinstated, free holds will continue to be offered for items that remain in the Central Library building—thereby allowing access to the entire Central Library collection. As well as providing books, DVDs, magazines, and other collections, the pop-up library will offer free computer, internet, and Wi-Fi access. The new space will allow Pinehaven Library to return to its regular hours, and the Mobile Library to resume its important services to schools and rest homes around Upper Hutt.

The space on Level 1 of the CBD Towers was chosen because of its availability, suitability, earthquake safety rating, and accessibility. Its close location to the existing Central Library building and other council services, as well as to the HAPAI building, which will continue to be used for some library programmes and events, is expected to be of convenience to all library users.

In the meantime a 24-hour returns slot is now available for use behind the Central Library building, adjacent to where the Mobile Library bus is currently situated on weekday afternoons.

About Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council is the steward and custodian of Upper Hutt City, providing governance, infrastructure, and community services and resources, and promoting opportunity in the city for business, recreation, lifestyle, and leisure. Upper Hutt City is located 30 km north-east of Wellington City (41°07'34" S, 175°04'06" E) and boasts 70% of the region’s parks and reserves, along with state-of-the-art entertainment and leisure facilities.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Dealing Crackdown, Addiction Support: Government Action On Synthetics

The NZ Drug Foundation has welcomed the Government’s response to synthetic drug deaths. The response strikes a balance between giving law enforcement the tools they need to target criminal networks and changing drug law to make it easier for people to access help when they need it. More>>


Strategy Committee Unanimous: Wellington To Forge Ahead With Convention Centre

The three-storey Cable Street building, with around 18,000-square metres of floor space, will comfortably be able to host 1500 people for conventions. It includes a 1651sq m exhibition area that will attract international exhibitions too big for nearby Te Papa and provide an always-changing visitor attraction. More>>


Surveying The Surveillance: First IGIS Review Of Warrants Under New Act

The report sets out the Inspector-General’s interpretation of the new warrant provisions under the ISA and her expectations of the GCSB and NZSIS when they prepare warrant applications. More>>

SSC: 2018 Public Service Workforce Data Published

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has published the 2018 Our People, Public Service Workforce Data , which shows the Public Service is making significant progress in important areas. More>>


Sinking Cap: Auctions, Permanent Forests, Added To ETS

The move to auctions, signalled in an August consultation paper, will help put a cap on the number of emission units available over time. Annual announcements, looking forward five years, will help provide certainty for scheme participants, she said. More>>


Joint Select Committee Report: Achieving Smokefree 2025

In a historic first for select committees, the Māori Affairs Committee and the Health Committee presented their joint report on achieving the Smokefree 2025 goal to the House on Tuesday, 11 December 2018. More>>

"Shared Interests And Democratic Values": Peters To Visit USA

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Washington D.C. for talks with US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and other senior members of the US Administration. More>>




InfoPages News Channels