Saturdays are back on the WBOP library schedule

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Western Bay of Plenty District libraries are going to open their doors on Saturdays once again.

Saturday openings return to the schedule on 9 April, as library and service centre teams return to full capacity and additional precautionary measures to limit the spread of Covid-19 are lifted.

The temporary Saturday closures were put in place while some of our library team were isolating, and Council had to carefully manage rostering of the team across sites.

Council’s Customer Service and Governance Manager, Barbara Whitton is pleased the team are fully recovered and knows they’re excited to be back in the library.

“Our library and service centres team really care for their communities, and they’re happy to be getting back to what they love – working with our people.”

Libraries continue to evolve as community facilities, now offering patrons digital technology, events, programmes, training, and access to Council and community services.

Barbara says, “We know that our communities are full of busy people. Being able to visit the library on the weekend is really helpful for whānau who don’t have the time during the week.

“We want to be as accessible as possible, so it was a priority for us to get Saturday opening going again as soon as we could.”

Note all library and service centres will be closed on Easter Saturday 16 April.

From April 4, Western Bay of Plenty District library and service centre hours will return to

The Centre - Pātuki Manawa, Katikati

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: 9am-12pm
Sunday and Public Holidays: Closed

Ōmokoroa Library and Service Centre

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: 9am-12pm
Sunday and Public Holidays: Closed

Te Puke Library and Service Centre

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: 9am-12pm
Sunday and Public Holidays: Closed

Waihī Beach Library and Service Centre

Monday - Thursday: 10am - 2pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm

Sunday and Public Holidays: Closed

Vaccine passes are also no longer required at Council’s library and service centres. Please continue to follow the appropriate health, hygiene and safety measures including wearing a face mask, ensuring physical distancing of 1m and if you have cold and flu symptoms please don’t come in.




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