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