South Taranaki Libraries to Start Home Delivery Service
From Monday 7 March South Taranaki District Council (STDC) Libraries will offer a limited home delivery service for those unable to come into their LibraryPlus centre.
STDC libraries and cultural services manager Cath Sheard says due to the increasing number of Omicron cases in Taranaki in-facility events and programmes have been suspended, however new services have been organised and outreach programmes in schools and other venues will continue.
“While it is disappointing to be cancelling some events and programmes, the team have been working hard to develop new services for our communities,” says Cath.
“The LibraryPlus will continue to offer a contactless Click and Collect service, and we are also starting a home delivery service for those who can’t come into a LibraryPlus. This free service will be available within town limits in Hāwera, Kaponga, Eltham, Ōpunakē, Manaia, Pātea and Waverley to people with children under 5 years, those who are isolating or at high risk, and people over 65.”
Cath says LibraryPlus staff are also developing book and activity packs for families who are isolating.
“The packs will have a range of books and simple activity and craft ideas for children, based on broad age ranges. The packs will be available for contactless pickup if the family has someone who can do that for them or, like the book delivery service, can be delivered free of charge within town limits.”
These new services will be available from Monday 7 March. For information on accessing these services go to the South Taranaki District Council LibraryPlus Facebook page or visit the LibraryPlus pages here or email email@example.com.