“I received the fundamentals of my education in school, but that was not enough. My real education, the superstructure, the details, the true architecture, I got out of the public library. For an impoverished child whose family could not afford to buy boo

“I received the fundamentals o

“I received the fundamentals of my education in school, but that was not enough. My real education, the superstructure, the details, the true architecture, I got out of the public library. For an impoverished child whose family could not afford to buy books, the library was the open door to wonder and achievement, and I can never be sufficiently grateful that I had the wit to charge through that door and make the most of it." ~ Isaac Asimov, I. Asimov #LibraryQuotes

Whanganui District Council

23. 11. 2017

Summer is nearly here and you can dip your toes in at one of our great local pools. Parts of the Splash Centre will be closed due to refurbishments over the Christmas period, but Whanganui East Pool is scheduled to open on Friday, 22 December to cool you down in the warm Whanganui sun! http://www.whanganui.govt.nz/our-council/news-media/media-releases/Pages/default.aspx?newsItem=8871

In order to showcase our prize-winning Explore the...

23. 11. 2017

In order to showcase our prize-winning Explore the Collection facility, we are pleased to bring you a series of posts which will feature pieces from the Sarjeant Gallery's nationally significant collection found using this amazing online explore facility. Today we searched for ‘facial hair’ - happy Movember!

The Davis Library is one the first in New Zealand to...

23. 11. 2017

The Davis Library is one the first in New Zealand to install auto-return bookcases.

In the words of Dumbledore : "though we may come from...

22. 11. 2017

In the words of Dumbledore : "though we may come from different places, and speak in different tongues, Our hearts beat as one. The bonds of friendship we made... will be more important than ever."

Whanganui District Library has named the winners of its...

22. 11. 2017

Whanganui District Library has named the winners of its library card design competition.

And now we deliver our books by bus. they carry more...

21. 11. 2017

And now we deliver our books by bus. they carry more reading material and are easier to feed, though not quite as fun to pet.