Book Groups

Book Clubs for Teens

There are three book clubs across the Hastings Disctrict Libraries specially organised for teenagers. Enjoy a mixture of activities and book-related discussion as well as a chance to meet and make new friends.

Book Clubs - Flaxmere

Flaxmere Library hosts several lively clubs, with both adults and children in mind - a great way to meet new people, have fun or talk about books and reading. 

Book Clubs - Hastings

Hastings Library hosts fun book clubs for ethusiastic adults, teens and children.

Discuss what you've been reading and view our new books!

  • Wine, Books and More meets 5:30pm on the third Tuesday of each month.
  • Hastings Library Book Chat meets 10:30am on the third Wednesday of each month.
  • Hastings YA Book Club meets 3.45pm every second Thursday (term time only).
  • Hastings YA Writing Club meets 3.45pm every second Thursday (term time only).
  • Make, Create, Do meets 3.30pm - 4.30pm every second Thursday (excluding summer holidays).

Book Clubs - Havelock North

Havelock North Library offers a great range of book clubs for all ages.

Discuss what you've been reading and view our new books!

Book Clubs for Kids

Young readers join us at Flaxmere Library or Havelock North Library for our junior book clubs. Make new friends while enjoying fun activities at the library!

Readers' Blog Reviews

Reviews & More

Check our Readers' Blog for reviews and book news.  

Send Us a Review!

We welcome reviews of books, eBook and audiobooks you have read for our Readers' Blog.  Maybe your Book Group has been reading a particular title or author?  Email us at

U3A Book Discussion Groups

U3A Hastings and Havelock North run book discussion groups for their members at Hastings and Havelock North libraries.

Databases for Readers

Hastings District Libraries subscribe to the following databases, of particular interest to keen readers. Read reviews & find information.

Books & Authors

New ways to explore the endless possibilites and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. Read-alikes, award winners and librarians' favourite lists. Books & Authors database

Literature Resource Center

Author biographies, bibliographies and critical analyses, plot summaries and more.  Literature Resource Center database   

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