skip to main content

I want to...

Current filter:

Rubbish & Recycling Rubbish & Recycling

Planning for the future of our libraries

Hastings Library Survey 2019

How much do you use your library, and what is your idea of the perfect library?

In preparing the 2020-2025 strategic plan, the Hastings District Libraries team is conducting a survey to gather the community’s vision for the future of our libraries over the next five years.

Hastings District Libraries is a network of three libraries in Hastings, Havelock North and Flaxmere.

The current strategic plan was adopted in 2016 and Hastings District Libraries is undertaking a review to set out the priority areas and next steps for libraries in our changing communities.

The district’s 75,000 residents potentially all use the libraries, representing a diversity of ages, ethnicities and interests, not to mention the wider regional and visitor population.

Hastings District Council group manager community facilities and programmes Alison Banks says: “If you use the libraries we want to hear your thoughts on what would make them even better – if you don’t use them we want to hear from you too. Why don’t you use them? What would encourage you to use them? What are we not offering that the community needs?”

She says libraries have changed a lot over the last decade and while for some the library is a place to read and borrow books and other printed publications, for others libraries provide access to technology and programmes they wouldn’t have available otherwise.

“Libraries can also act as community spaces that bring people together.”

Through the survey, people will be able to indicate how often they go to the library, which library they go to, what they use it for, and what they see the issues and opportunities are to make our libraries more relevant to the entire community.

This information will be used to guide what services and programmes will be made available over the next five years.

The survey is available at all three libraries and also at the Flaxmere and Clive swimming pools.

You can also fill in the online survey, which is open until December 15 at

16 October 2019

Back to Archive


Hastings District Council - Copyright © 2023 Hastings District Council

Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Hastings District Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Hastings District Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Hastings District Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.

© Hastings District Council - / +64 6 871 5000 /