Culture Waitaki Blog

The collaborative blog of Culture Waitaki, featuring thoughts and ideas from the Forrester Gallery, Waitaki Museum and Archive, Waitaki District Libraries.

  • Patron self-checkout app logo

    At level 2, keeping a safe distance means longer queues at our self loan kiosks.  So to make things faster for you and your whanau, we have introduced our Patron Mobile Checkout App, which lets you borrow items using your own phone or tablet. 

  • Top Ten: Audio Books

    Don't have time to sit down and read a book? Would you rather read the latest crime thriller than do the dishes?

    We have heard from many of our borrowers, especially those with sight impairment, that Audiobooks are the way to go!

  • New Zealand is moving to Alert Level 4

    Our Culture Waitaki facilities are closed due to the level 4 lockdown.

  • Staff Reads

    Ever wondered what the staff at the Ōamaru Library are reading? Well here's your chance!

    Check out our list below for all the goodies the staff are reading and their reviews for this month.

     

  • Top Ten Experience Japan

    With the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics in full swing, after a rocky start due to COVID-19, we are in the midst of following our favorite olympians battle it out for gold.

  • Top Ten New Releases July 2021

    Check out what's new to the Ōamaru Library this month. There is something for everyone, DVD's, fiction, non-fiction, children and young adults.

    New Zealand Mysteries by Scott Bainbridge
    (Adult Non-Fiction, Beliefs and Philosphy, 001.94 BAI)

  • Riveting Read The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

    Fierce and unflinching, heroic and powerful.

    Perfect for fans of Tomi Adeyemi and Leigh Bardugo.

    Her current read is The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna.

    This instalment of Riveting Reads comes to you from Youth Assistant Librarian Linda Robertson.

     

  • Staff Reads What our Librarians are reading

    Ever wondered what the staff at the Ōamaru Library are reading? Well here's your chance!

    Check out our list below for all the goodies the staff are reading and their reviews for this month.

     

  • Top Ten Matariki Titiles 2021

    Matariki is the Māori celebration of family and the marker of the new year. It is the Māori term for the rising of the Pleiades star cluster, and in traditional times marked the time of harvest and preparation of the ground for the coming year.

  • Top Ten New Releases June 2021

    Check out what's new to the Ōamaru Library this month. There is something for everyone, DVD's, fiction, non-fiction, children and young adults

     

    The Missing Sister by Lucinda Riley
    (Adult Fiction Rental, RIL)

  • Riveting Read Cinderella is Dead Kalynn Bayron

    A powerful retelling of a classic fairytale.

    Perfect for fans of Melissa Bashardoust and Corey Ann Haydu

    Her current read is Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

    This instalment of Riveting Reads comes to you from Assistant Youth Librarian Linda Robertson

     

  • Staff Reads May 2021

    Ever wondered what the staff at the Ōamaru Library are reading? Well here's your chance!

    Check out our list below for all the goodies the staff are reading and their reviews for this month.

     

  • Top Ten Dual Timeline Fiction

    Dual timeline narratives encompass the past and the present, time periods that are both physically and historically distant.

  • Top Ten New Releases May 2021

    Check out what's new to the Ōamaru Library this month. There is something for everyone, DVD's, fiction, non-fiction, children and young adults!

     

    Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
    (Adult Fiction Rental, SAI)

  • Riveting Read Bone Crier's Moon by Kathryn Purdie

    Spectacular world building and action packed narrative.

    Perfect for fans of Stephanie Garber and Roshani Chokshi.

    Her Current Read is Bone Crier's Moon by Kathryn Purdie.

  • Staff Reads April 2021

    Ever wondered what the staff at the Ōamaru Library are reading? Well here's your chance!

    Check out our list below for all the goodies the staff are reading and their reviews for this month.

     

  • Top Ten Holmesian Pastiche

    Sherlock Holmes has long been a popular character for pastiche - Holmes-inspired work by authors and creators other than Arthur Conan Doyle.

  • Top Ten New Releases April 2021

     

    Check out what's new to the Ōamaru Library this month. There is something for everyone, DVD's, fiction, non-fiction, children and young adults!

     

    Wings of Fury by Emily King
    (Adult Fiction Rental, KIN)

  • Riveting Read And I Darken by Kiersten White

    A vicious narrative that hooks you in from the first page.

    Perfect for fans of Laura Sebastian and George R. R. Martin.

    Her current read is 'And I Darken' by Kiersten White.

    This instalment of Riveting Reads comes to you from Assistant Youth Librarian Linda Robertson.

  • Oamaru Library Staff Reads March 2021

    Ever wondered what the staff at Ōamaru Library are reading? Well here's your chance!

    Check out our list below for all the goodies the staff are reading and their reviews for this month.

     

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