Saturday, 25 July 2015

Tiny New Zealand libraries

As big as a small bedroom or a small shed, these libraries located around New Zealand are probably the smallest in the world.

Based in old churches, attached to halls and post offices or stand alone iron sheds, the tiny libraries set their own opening hours which can be a few hours a day, weekly, monthly or by even request only. 

Organised by dedicated community members these tiny libraries don't have the bustling atmosphere government owned libraries feature.

Instead they provide the community with a quiet welcome, and an area where locals can relax and enjoy their surroundings.

Puhoi library known to be one of the smallest in New Zealand even boasts its own website, claiming to have over 4000 books and 500 DVDs. Entering the library is 'like stepping back in time; in winter the fire will be going and the warm smile of the volunteer librarian greets you.' 

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