New Te Awamutu Library

​​Our new library, along with a proposed new museum, will anchor the long-planned community hub planned for the corner of Mahoe Street and Selwyn Lane.  

A new chapter for Te Awamutu Library

Nearly 2,500 people poured through the doors of Te Awamutu’s new library on its opening day in 2016.

The new $4.4 million facility was officially opened on Friday 21 October with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Mayor Jim Mylchreest. This kicked off a busy day as library staff issued 2,351 items between answering queries and assisting with new memberships.

Watch this time-lapse of the project's progress: 

Background 

Why did we need a new library?

Te Awamutu’s former library was sized well below national standards, leaving it able to provide only some of the programmes offered by most other libraries. 

Its design also made it difficult for some people, particularly older people, to use. With the predicted growth the district is facing, it was more important than ever to create a space that caters for the increased number of people using the library.

News items

Check out some of the stories around our new library.

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