Waitaki District Libraries Blog

Featuring thoughts, ideas, events, book reviews and staff picks from Waitaki District Libraries.

  • Top Ten: Books Based on Fairy Tales

    If you love fairy tales give these modern retellings a try!

  • What Staff are Reading?

    Ever wondered what the staff at the Oamaru Library are reading? Check the list below to find out!

  • Riveting Read: The Wishing Spell

    This installment of Riveting Reads come to you from Assistant Youth Librarian Kerrie Gamble.

    Her current read is ‘The Wishing Spell’ by Chris Colfer

  • Top Ten: Thrillers

    Thrillers are characterized and defined by the moods they elicit, giving viewers heightened feelings of suspense, excitement, surprise, anticipation and anxiety. I have chosen books that elicit this response.

  • What Staff are Reading

    Ever wondered what the staff at the Oamaru Library are reading? Check the list below to find out!

  • Riveting Read: Wonder Woman: Gods and Mortals

    This instalment of Riveting Reads comes to you from Reference and Digital Services Librarian Debbie Price-Ewen.

    Her current read is ‘Wonder Woman: Gods and Mortals’ by George Perez

  • Top Ten: Magical Adventures

    In celebration of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone 20th birthday here are ten books with a magical adventure.

  • What Staff Are Reading

    Ever wondered what your staff at the Oamaru Library are reading? Read the list below to find out!

  • Riveting Read: The Name of the Wind

    This instalment of Riveting Reads come to you from Assistant Youth Librarian Kerrie Gamble.

    Her current read is ‘The Name of the Wind’ by Patrick Rothfuss.

    A captivating edge of you seat fantasy. An exciting start to a new series.

  • Top Ten: Books about Libraries

    This list is comprised of books that either contain a library that is essential to the story or a similar literary field essential to the plot.

  • What Staff Are Reading

    Ever wondered what your staff at the Oamaru Library are reading? Read the list below to find out!

  • Exciting times for library | Otago Daily Times Online News Otago Daily Times - The Oamaru Public Library manager, Philip van Zijl

    Philip Van Zijl, Waitaki District Libraries' Manager, talks about the Oamaru Public Library and why it had to change.

  • Riveting Read: The Iron Trial

    This instalment of Riveting Reads come to you from Assistant Youth Librarian Kerrie Gamble.

    Her current read is ‘The Iron Trial’ by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.

    A thrilling coming of age story for all ages. A spectacular beginning to a new magical series.

  • Top Ten: New Zealand Fiction

    Books are not ranked in any particular order

  • Riveting Read: How (not) to start an orphanage…by a woman who did

    This installment of Riveting Reads come to you from Youth Librarian Fiona Kerr.

    Her current read is ‘How (not) to start an orphanage…by a woman who did’ by Tara Winkler.

  • Top Ten: Easter Eggtravaganza

    All these items can be found in the Children's area at the Oamaru Library and are not ranked in any particular order

  • Riveting Read: The Selection

    This installment of Riveting Reads come to you from Assistant Youth Librarian Kerrie Gamble.

    Her current read is ‘The Selection’ by Kiera Cass.

    ‘The Selection’ by Kiera Cass is a perfect blend of Cinderella and the reality show ‘The Bachelor’, with a dystopian twist.

  • Top Ten: Ebooks

    Ebooks are available from the eplatform by Wheelers app which can be download from your app store and are not ranked in any particular order.

    1. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

  • Riveting Read: Cold Magic

    This installment of Riveting Reads come to you from Assistant Youth Librarian Kerrie Gamble.

    Her current read is ‘Cold Magic’ by Kate Elliott.

    ‘Cold magic’ is a bold new epic fantasy in which science and magic are locked in a deadly struggle.

  • Top Ten: TV Series

    TV series are not ranked in any particular order and are all available at the Oamaru Library. These DVD cost $4 a fortnight.

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