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3900+ magazines or 2400+ newspapers available online!


Accessing PressReader

From home:

  • You MUST be logged in to the library catalogue FIRST (
  • Then click the Press Reader link or open the app
  • Enter your library card number and passcode again.
  • You will remain logged in to PressReader for 48 hours.

Within wifi range of a library:

  • Log into our wifi (APNK Library, password apnk2765) then click PressReader


How to use PressReader

The first thing you’ll see is this image.  Click on Select Publication.

PressReader login

Now you will see a list of choices on the left : countries, languages, categories and publication types.

Countries: click on the drop down arrow to choose a country, and the publications available from that country, will display.  E.g. New Zealand has 124.  If the country has regions or states, you can further narrow down the list again.

Languages: click on the drop down arrow to choose which language you want to read in.

Categories: choose your topic of interest

Publication types: choose between magazines (3900+ titles) or newspapers (2400+ titles)

Search: you can search for an individual publication using the box at the top right of site

Note that the publisher Stuff does not allow access to it’s publications, listed below,  unless you are using the app via the library wifi:

Sunday Star Times
Sunday News
Southland Times (Weekday & Weekend Editions)
Waikato Times (Weekday & Weekend Editions)
Dominion Post (Weekday & Weekend Editions)
The Press (Weekday & Weekend Editions)
Nelson Mail (Weekday & Weekend Editions)
Timaru Herald (Weekday & Weekend Editions)
Manawatu Standard (Weekday & Weekend Editions)
Taranaki Daily News (Weekday & Weekend Editions)
Marlborough Express
TV Guide
NZ House and Garden
NZ Gardener

Reading a publication

Select a publication to read – click on the cover

Choosing an issue – using the calendar that appears after you’ve chosen a publication, click on the highlighted dates to go to that issue (the most recent is the default). There are usually a maximum of three.

Turning pages – Scroll or swipe

Zooming in or out –  either double click with a mouse, or pinch the screen.

What else can you do with a publication?

Printing – you can print specific images or articles if you right click, then choose print.

Sharing – you can’t share, as you are using the TDL subscription and not your own.

Save to collection – as above.

Help!   useful tips, like enabling text-to-speech.

Three dots …–  click on the three dots on the top right of screen to access more:

Translate – you can translate a publication from one language to another.  E.g. open a French magazine, click on translate, choose English and voilà!

Listen – click on listen, and you can have it read to you. Click on Done on the top left to close down listening function.

Fonts – enlarge and minimize the text size.

Interface language – you can choose to change the entire PressReader site into another language.

Happy reading!

PressReader elipse









Lego Play drop-in sessions

We supply the Lego, you supply the imagination and skills!  Free drop-in sessions (for children aged 5+) at your local library after school, during school term.

Where and when?

Dannevirke Library – Wednesdays 3.30 to 5pm

Pahiatua Library – Wednesdays 3.30 to 4.30pm

Woodville Library – Mondays 3.15 to 4.15pm

Eketahuna Library – Tuesdays and Fridays, 3.15 to 4.15pm

YOLO Kids Book Club 2020 – Term 1

Have you ever read a book that was so GOOD you told all your friends they had to read it? Or a book that was so AWFUL you can’t stop talking about how bad it was?

Come and share stories about books – good and bad. Fun activities. For kids aged 8-12 years. All welcome – join anytime.

THEMES: each session has it’s own theme that will be discussed at that session so please be prepared beforehand:

  • Session 1: talk about the books you read over the Christmas holidays
  • Session 2: Mysteries
  • Session 3: Folktales and fairy tales
  • Session 4: Non-fiction – science

When and where?

Dannevirke Library : 4.00 to 5.00pm; Monday 10 February, 2 March, 23 March, 6 April

Pahiatua Library : 3.15 to 4pm; Monday 10 February, 2 March, 23 March, 6 April

Woodville Library : 3.15 to 4pm; Tuesday 11 February, 3 March, 24 March, 7 April

Eketahuna Library : 3.15 to 4pm; Thursday 13 February, 5 March, 26 March, 9 April


Pahiatua Yolo

Dannevirke Library Poetry Group 2020

Do you enjoy writing, reading or reciting poetry? Then this is the group for you! Come along and join a fun group of like-minded people to discuss poems, create and enjoy. Each meeting has a theme to guide the discussion (listed below). Tea & coffee provided. Look for the reserved table!

Where: Dannevirke Library, 1 Station Street, Dannevirke NZ

When: First Tuesday each month 11am  (excluding January)

Themes for 2020:

Feb 4 – The poems of Janet Frame

Mar 3 – Laughing limericks

Apr 7 – Cut Up Poetry workshop   CANCELLED

May 5 – Share your favourite poems

Jun 2 – Narrative poetry

July 7 – Black Out Poetry workshop

August meeting will be held on National Poetry Day. Day/theme to be advised.

Sep 1 – Māori Poetry

Oct 6 – Insta-poetry

Nov 3 – Write a poem from your current self to your younger self

Dec 1 – Christmas poems / breakup

Little Ears Story Time – Term 1 2020

Parents or caregivers, we’d love you to bring your under five-year-olds along to our free story time, ‘Little Ears’. It’s a great opportunity to meet other parents and children, while enjoying the library space, and introducing the children to the joys of reading. All welcome!

Each session is themed, in case you might want to continue activities on that topic at home.


LE T1 Eke 2020

LE T1 Wdv 2020

Help Australian wildlife ravaged by bushfires!

All branches of Tararua District Library are now a collection point for donations of animal rescue crafts (knitted, crocheted or machine sewn pouches, bags, etc) for Australian Wildlife suffering from the recent fires.  You can drop your creations off there, and be sure that we will see that it gets there.

UPDATE 13 JAN 2020:

The AARCG is full of supplies and currently stocktaking. Please do not send any more items.  However, they suggest either donating what you’ve made to local animal shelters, if useful, OR create Australian soft toys (knitted, sewn, crocheted, felted etc), sell them and donate the money to help support the animals financially.

By Melina Mitchell (Facebook Melina Illustrates)

If you wish, you can still donate your creations to any branch of our library, and we will arrange a sales stall.

Not crafty? You can still help by donating fabrics. Check at your local library for what are suitable fabrics.

Thank you for so much for your support.







Animal Rescue Craft Guild (where the patterns are from)

Australia’s Red Cross Disaster relief and recovery fund helps support evacuation centers and recovery programs for the affected communities.

The NSW Rural Fire Service has a donation page to support the firefighting efforts in New South Wales.…/support-your-local-brigade

The RSPCA bushfire appeal is used to protect the pets, livestock and wildlife affected by bushfires, helping evacuate animals from disaster zones.

The World Wildlife Fund accepts donations to help support conservation activities, particularly related to koalas. Money can help provide emergency care during bushfires.…/2019-trees-appeal-koala-crisis…

Animal emergency relief organisation SAVEM – South Australian Veterinarian Emergency Management – is also taking donations, with massive losses predicted for wildlife and livestock on the island.

Super Smash Reading Challenge 2019 for young New Zealanders

Registration is open for the Super Smash Reading Challenge! This is a partnership between Read NZ Te Pou Muramura and New Zealand Cricket. Primary and intermediate-aged children are invited to register online for free and choose their local cricket team to ‘play’ for.

Click here to sign up

Find out all about it here

Players log the books they read over the summer, along with a star rating and short review (maximum of two per day). A leader board keeps track of the Super Smash teams as they move up and down the rankings accordingly. 

Paper Plus gift cards are up for grabs every day of the Super Smash cricket tournament, which ends 19 January 2020. There are lots of other spot prizes on offer, including books and signed sports gear from NZ Cricket, along with double passes to games.

PressReader changes November 2019

Do you use PressReader app? Changes have occurred in the digital distribution of content provided by the publisher Stuff Ltd. Starting on November 1st 2019, Stuff content is no longer  available to users through the PressReader app across all platforms.

It will also no longer be available ‘offsite’ meaning that our patrons will no longer be able to access Stuff titles using the library website or logging into the PressReader website using their library card credentials. Stuff Ltd titles are still available ‘on-site’ when connected to the libraries HotSpot via the public WIFI. Patrons are able to do this on their own devices, or our library laptops, as long as they are using the website and not the PressReader app.

So, in other words, to access some particular titles, you will need to be in one of our libraries using the free APNK wifi to access

Below is a list of the Stuff titles that are affected:

Sunday Star Times
Sunday News
Southland Times (Weekday & Weekend Editions)
Waikato Times (Weekday & Weekend Editions)
Dominion Post (Weekday & Weekend Editions)
The Press (Weekday & Weekend Editions)
Nelson Mail (Weekday & Weekend Editions)
Timaru Herald (Weekday & Weekend Editions)
Manawatu Standard (Weekday & Weekend Editions)
Taranaki Daily News (Weekday & Weekend Editions)
Marlborough Express
TV Guide
NZ House and Garden
NZ Gardener

Tararua District Library has a new mobile app!

Tararua District Library is excited to announce the availability of their new intuitive mobile app, also called Tararua District Library. Available for iOS and Android, this app makes it easy to use the library even if a member is not physically in the library.

Tararua District Library app makes it easy to digitally browse the library’s collection, get details on items, make a selection, checkout or place a hold for later pickup, and even renew items previously checked out. E-Books can be checked out too with the touch of a button.

The app’s location finder lets members find the location and operating hours of our nearest library location. Comprehensive account management is built-in too, including the ability to place and renew holds, view your fines and fees, and for families, members can link together digital library cards to easily manage multiple accounts.  Another awesome feature is that you can use it in a bookshop, to scan the ISBN and see if we have that book available, and then put a hold on it right away.

This app replaces the current app, named Bookmyne. The library would like all members to know that the former app should be uninstalled from their devices and the new app is available for download now. The former app will not be available after 31 October 2019.

If you are interested in downloading Tararua District Library’s new app search for ‘Tararua District Library’ in your app store today. If you need assistance downloading the app, please contact the library and a staff member will be happy to guide you through the process.

Little Ears toddler storytime : Term 4 2019

YOLO kids bookclub : Term 4 2019

Free book club for children aged 8-12. Talk about   books you love (not compulsory, so don’t worry if   you’re shy) and do other fun stuff too.

 Led by a friendly neighbourhood librarian!

Dannevirke : Monday 14 Oct 4 to 5pm ; 4 Nov ; 25 Nov; 16 December.

Pahiatua:  Monday 14 Oct 3.30 to 4.30pm ; 4 Nov ; 25 Nov ; 16 December.

Eketahuna : Thursday 24 October 3.15-4.00pm ; 21 Nov ; 19 Dec. (themes 1, 2, & 4)

Woodville:  Tuesday 15 October 3.15-4.00pm ; 5 Nov ; 26 Nov ; 17 December.

THEMES:  each session has it’s own theme that will be discussed at that session so please be prepared beforehand ; (1st) select a “You Choose” series book to read ; (2nd) read a book with a boring cover ; (3rd) read a fantasy genre book ; (4th) finale – prizes/games.

2019 Children’s Book Awards Quiz – Summary

It was a great night across the District  and a very close result. The winning team was St Jo’s Bookworms, of St Joseph’s School, Dannevirke. Well done to everyone who participated.


2019 Scores

St Jo’s Bookworms – 2019 Champions

Baftah – highest scoring team at Pahiatua

Quizzical Readers


Review: Animal record breakers by Steve Parker

I really liked this book because it tells you what animals are good at doing.

Did you know that the Reticulated Python is the longest snake recorded, and it can surround a crocodile and crush it to death. When dead the python will swallow the crocodile whole because it has no teeth to chew with.

by Duncan Cunningham (7)

Book reviews: Pete the Cat

Pete the Cat : Scuba-Cat by James Dean

Pete the cat went scuba diving.  He hopes  to see lots of fish.  “If you are lucky you might see a sea horse” says Captain Joe.

Pete looks for a seahorse. Pete waves to a stingray. He sees a blow-fish  it puffs up.

by Pearl  Cunningham  (5)




Review : ‘Cool Nukes’ by Des Hunt

For 13-year-old genius Max Taylor the science competition was going to go as it always has, that was until a series of explosions coming from his professor friend’s house, then after a robbery happened that was supposedly done by the professor, it was clear that something was going wrong.

Max had a good theory that it had been about what the professor was studying. And what he was doing for his science project. A device that could generate Cold Fusion…

This book is a fictional book that has facts webbed into it, thus suggesting the incredible amount of research. As the plot unfolds, the suspense only rises. with each page turn, an unexpected twist could happen. Action, adventure and science, it truly is a masterpiece.