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Kamo Library

Information about Kamo Library.
Updated: 7/09/2021 3:01 p.m.
Kamo Library.
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Kamo Library is closed until further notice.
 


What you will find at Kamo Library

  • Books and Audio Visual Material - including fiction and non fiction titles for children, teens and adults, large print, talking books, magazines, movie DVDs.

  • Information desk - we are happy to assist you with your queries and to help you find specific items to borrow.

  • Computers and Internet - you can browse the internet, check your emails or use Microsoft Office software.
    Printing facilities are also available.
    More information about computers and internet services

 

Kamo Library in 1938.

History

Kamo Library was built in 1938 with the foundation stone laid by the chairman of the Kamo Town Board, Murdock McInnes, on 5 May 1938. The library initially operated on a subscription basis, as was the trend with many of the smaller New Zealand libraries.

In the early 1960's the Whangarei District Council questioned the wisdom of continuing in this manner. According to Mr B. K. McKeon, the Librarian at Whangarei Central Library at the time, it was not feasible to offer a library service based on demand.

The formerly independent Kamo Town Library became a branch of the Whangarei Public Library on 4 October 1965. Various benefits were envisaged, such as free membership, extended opening hours, more books, current and popular material, children's books, improved reference service and access to libraries nationally.

The basic underlying philosophy of tailoring the library service to community needs, accompanied by a more personal approach, still exists today. Kamo Library offers many of the same services as its larger counterpart at Whangarei Central Library.

 

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