What We Do

On the first Wednesday each month come for morning tea at Te Takeretanga o Kura Hau Po and listen to our guest speaker.  This is a free event and all are welcome.


Help with day to day activities in the libraries. Under the direction of library staff they are often to be found:

Returning books to shelves

Shelf tidying 

Book processing new stock to strengthen and prepare it for library use

Book repair

Making deliveries of books to housebound library patrons

Assisting with the Annual Large Print Book appeal


This is an important part of what we do.

Sales of cancelled library book stock and other books donated by the public are our major fundraising source.

We hold two giant book sales.  The first is the Great Summer Book Sale held in January each year and the second is in mid-winter.

One-off fundraising events are held from time to time. 

Where the money goes

Recent donations from the Friends of Horowhenua Libraries have supported

the Children’s Summer Reading Programme

Bonus Books for Under 5s

Furniture for the heritage room at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom

Magazine tower and returns trolleys for Foxton and Levin

Easy chairs for Levin