Library Closed 6 & 7 February for Waitangi Day

Tenā koutou katoa.

Palmerston North City Library and its community locations will be closed on 6 February for Waitangi Day and 7 February for the weekday observance of Waitangi Day.

As New Zealand commemorates the anniversary of the signing of The Treaty of Waitangi, you might want to learn more about the Treaty, it’s history and impact today. The Library has a collection of resources to help you discover more for tamariki and pakeke (adults).

For everyone, The Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi is a dual-language, flip-book, graphic-novel-style non-fiction about the Treaty of Waitangi. Developed for a general audience, it has been reviewed by some of Aotearoa’s foremost Te Tiriti o Waitangi experts.

For adults looking for more in-depth insight, browse our non-fiction books and resources here on our website.

For tamariki, we have a selection of non-fiction books about Te Tiriti.

The Treaty = Te Tiriti uses a story format to describe how in 1840 the Treaty of Waitangi became the founding agreement between the peoples of Aotearoa.

William’s Waitangi Day is a story to show tamariki that different whānau observe Waitangi Day differently. It also teaches young migrant tamariki that it’s ok to not yet understand what Waitangi Day is.

We wish you a happy Waitangi Day, and will see you when we open with our usual hours on Tuesday 8 February.

The Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi
nā Toby Morris, rātou ko Ross Calman ko Mark Derby ; he mea whakamāori nā Piripi Walker.