Topic: Former Halswell Library and Halswell County Offices, 381 Halswell Road

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The former Halswell Library was located at 381 Halswell Road.

Halswell Library 3935934859 o Halswell County Offices were located at 381 Halswell Road until the amalgamation of the Halswell and Paparua county councils in 1968. The county office was a pagoda style building designed by Peter Beaven and locals had nicknamed it "the tea-house of the August moon".

Then the library moved in and the building became the Halswell Public Library.

Halswell Library continued to be run by volunteers until 1975 when the first paid librarian, Mrs Joyce Turner, was employed. Volunteers continued to help out until 1990 when following local body amalgamations of 1989, Halswell joined the Canterbury Public Library network.

In 1995 the building was enlarged and refurbished.

Halswell Library Te Kete Wananga o Otamatua closed its doors on Saturday 3 October 2015 at 1pm.

Library Services moved to The Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, located at 341 Halswell Road which opened Saturday 28 November 2015.


File Reference: CCL-HA-2008-02-14-69

 

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Halswell Library / Te Kete Wānanga o Otamatua
History of the library written in 2009.

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre


 

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