Kaponga LibraryPlus Feedback

Kaponga LibraryPlus Feedback

The Council is considering what to do about the Kaponga LibraryPlus service and would like to know what you think.

You can give us your thoughts by filling out this feedback form by Thursday 13 April.

    

Background

In August 2016, the Council had to relocate the Kaponga LibraryPlus after the existing building was found to be earthquake prone and potentially unsafe.

The building received an Initial Seismic Assessment (ISA) of 20% of the New Building Standard (the minimum requirement you must meet is 34%).

This meant, for the safety of the public and staff, the building had to be closed and the LibraryPlus service was temporarily moved to the supper room at the Kaponga War Memorial Hall while a permanent solution was found.

While many other government and businesses have centralised services to the bigger centres, the South Taranaki District Council has maintained a strong commitment to our smaller communities to continue to fund services such as libraries, swimming pools and community centres (halls) in all of our small towns – including Kaponga.

The Kaponga LibraryPlus (open 20 hours a week) is a busy facility, which is traditionally well used by residents. In the 2015-2016 year, staff issued over 4,000 items, there were more than 15,000 visits to the facility, using over 2,300 sessions on the public computers and in excess of 5,000 Wi-Fi sessions.