The recent upgrade at Whangaparāoa Library has got a big thumbs up from customers of all ages.
The refurbishment has refreshed the library’s interior and exterior spaces making them more welcoming, brighter and safer.
Community Library Manager Doris Lindauer-Hullet says, “Customers are enjoying the welcoming space, comfortable seating and the new colour scheme.”
The new service desk with back-lighting is now a focal point for customers and its new position has really opened up the space. Visitors also have uninterrupted views of the mural painting.
Replacing the carpet in high-traffic areas, adding new furniture in the adult, teen and children’s areas and rearranging shelving have all contributed to a more user-friendly layout.
The exterior makeover, with its energy-efficient LED lighting along the building and car park perimeter, makes for a safer environment. Customers also have a pleasant outdoor reading area which includes new furniture and shade.
The library’s upgrade cost $478,000 and took two weeks to complete.
Alice Marye Cappel (Gulf Harbour) says, “The Whangaparāoa Library is such a happening place. I am ferrying four 8-year-old boys to the Minecraft club on Friday afternoons. Since the refurbishment, what was already a lovely library has transformed into a warm, truly inviting community space. Well done!”
Katie Clark (Manly) says “The children's area is now colourful. My daughter Sara just loves the hop scotch.”
- Wriggle and Rhyme – Friday, 10.30am
- Rhymetime – Thursday 10.30am
- Storytime – Tuesday, Wednesday 10.30am
- Minecraft Club – Friday 3.30pm.
- Thursday 8 September 11am Introduction to email