The libraries are temporarily closing from Monday 23 March to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 through community contact.
The dedicated Government website on COVID-19 is available here.
Council community facilities are closed until further notice. No timeframe has been decided but the closure will be reviewed regularly.
No items are available for borrowing at the moment, but this is something we are looking into.
Te Awamutu Museum will be closed until further notice.
GoWaipā, which operates the Te Awamutu Events Centre and includes Livingstone Aquatics, Club Waipā, Swim Waipā, Sabor café and ASB Stadium, has also closed until further notice.
The Cambridge Museum, which operates independently from Waipā District Council, is also closed to the public.
Council offices are closed. Council will continue to offer essential services to residents, and phone and internet services.
These events are all cancelled or postponed until further notice, please keep an eye on our Facebook or this website for up to date information.
For more information about these events click here.
All library facilities will be closed, so we encourage residents to read at home.
Where possible we will do what we can to extend due dates to ensure people do not get overdue fines. Once we have re-opened we will do our best to make sure no one is penalised.
As the closure was at very short notice we were unable to extend hours before we closed. Once re-opening dates are confirmed we will consider extended hours.
Items cannot be placed on hold while the libraries are closed.
During this time the libraries eBooks, eAudiobooks and online databases will be available 24/7 for use.
Please contact the libraries via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/waipadistrictlibraries/
Please keep all library items you currently have out at home, do not try to return these to either library until further notice.
Bookdrop/afterhours returns will be closed during this time.
Do not leave any items outside the library doors as they will not be collected.
During this time the library catalogue and library app will continue to be available.
Where possible library staff will continue to work on behind the scene tasks, e.g. stock inventory, new book preparation, mending, programming etc.
Posted on 01 April 2020
While reading is always a great option in these challenging times, there is a range of other options available through our library pages when you need a bit of a break.
If you enjoyed our Heritage month, why not listen to one of our growing list of podcasts?