Breadcrumb navigation

Central Library a warm escape for the homeless

Published: 28 April 2016

Tweet this quote Share Share this

Libraries a welcome refuge for the homeless community.

For Auckland’s homeless, the comfort and warmth of the Auckland Central Library is a far stretch from the social isolation of the city streets – especially behind the pages of a good book.

With the homeless population on the rise Auckland Central Libraries Homeless Book Club is a welcome refuge for this community.

Around 15 regulars show up to the book club each Wednesday where they share ideas and opinions, or just have a chat.

Their varying interests make for rich conversation from politics and Te Reo Māori to Oscar winners.

TV3’s Story joined one of the sessions – watch their story.

But this isn’t the only club available to the homeless – a movie club meets every Monday for a cup of tea, biscuit and a film.

Book Club: Every Wednesday
Movie Club: Every Monday, 10am

Related

More libraries open on weekends

Under Auckland Council’s new 10-year budget, library opening hours have changed to ensure resources are better shared across the region.

Helping west Auckland's homeless

Homelessness is a pressing issue in west Auckland.

Divine Muses XVI: An Evening of Poetry

Come along and hear seven of New Zealand’s finest poets read.

Love of libraries spans the generations

The matriarch of four generations of Auckland Libraries users always told her children you’re never alone as long as you have a good book – and they listened.