Community

New Settlers Collections

ESOL Collection - English for speakers of other languages

Our ESOL collection has more than 600 books and is downstairs in the Non Fiction area of Hastings Library.  These are for practicing your English plus helpful guides to pronunciation, grammar, and spelling. 

Community Languages

The Community Languages section at Hastings Library is downstairs in the Non Fiction wing.  There are more than 1100 books printed in a wide variety of languages.

Books at Home

Our Books at Home service provides library material on a regular basis for people who, for reasons of ill health or disability, are unable to come to the library.

This service is available free of charge to residents of Hastings District, dependant on location and availability of a volunteer courier or family member.

Community Information

Information about local clubs and organisations can now be found on the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) website:  www.cab.org.nz

Hint:

  • To search by Hawke's Bay only, click on the blue Change button, then North Island, the Region - Hawke's Bay. 
  • To search on Hastings and/or Napier, continue on to District/City and tick selections.
  • Save Selections, type in your search terms, then click on Search.

Updates?

Please contact the Hastings CAB if you wish to add or change an entry on the CAB website.

JPs in the Libraries

Do you need help from a Justice of the Peace? Local JPs are available in Hastings and Havelock North Libraries and Hastings Courthouse at the following times:

Hastings Library –  Tuesday afternoons, 2pm-4pm..

Havelock North LibrarySaturday mornings, 10am–12 noon (Community Room).

Hastings Courthouse - Monday to Friday, 10am - 2pm.

Community Noticeboards

All three libraries have noticeboards for community notices and posters.

To display these, please ask at the desk for the Community Librarian.

You may also post notices and posters to:

The Community Liaison and Promotions Co-ordinator, Private Bag 9002, Hastings 4156.  Please send three copies if you would like these displayed in all three libraries.

Hastings Statistics

Statistics New Zealand gathers comprehensive data on many aspects of our region.

Visit their website to find the latest economic, social and demographic statistics for Hastings District and Hawke's Bay.

Petitions

Petitions may be made available for the public to sign, in all three libraries.

These must be approved by the District Libraries Manager.

Petition organisers are responsible for the maintenance and collation of pages.  

Hastings District Council Hastings, Heart of Hawke's Bay
 
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