Grumpy readers claim cards

Disgruntled Tamahere and Matangi readers are going letter in hand to claim their last year of access to Hamilton city libraries.

Southern Waikato district residents who are regular users of Hamilton libraries have until September 30 to get a last 12 months of access after the Waikato District Council cut its funding of the long running arrangement.

The end of the deal has prompted a storm of protest, a line of grumpy district patrons at Hamilton libraries, and a petition (included) but little response from the district council.

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Nearest library closed

The Hillcrest Library will be closed from Friday, June 8 until Tuesday, 12 June for new circulation counters to be installed.

The after-hours return bins will remain open at Hillcrest throughout the closure but for all other services, including borrowing and internet, library users will need to use any of Hamilton City’s five other libraries.

The Hillcrest Library, the closest to Tamahere, will resume normal operating hours from Wednesday, June 13.

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