Coronation Library

Coronation Library, Akaroa: Address, Coronation Library Reviews: 4.5/5

Coronation Library
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Whitehavengirl43
Sydney, Australia1,147 contributions
Feb 2020
Being a librarian I really appreciated the local volunteers who contribute to the preservaation of this 18C library. Some second hand books are for sale to help finance the building preservation. Worth a visit!
Written 27 February 2020
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AlixAuckland
Auckland83 contributions
Feb 2020
This dear little building was once the local council offices. The solid 19th century furniture remains. Full of books - many for sale.
Best of all is that during opening hours a friendly, knowledgeable citizen will be at the desk and will answer any questions about Akaroa you care to ask. Have been in twice in the last two years and it was a real pleasure each time.
Reminder of the cohesive community we used to have all over NZ in the now distant past. thank you.
Written 22 February 2020
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Professional-Pilgrim
Alberta, Canada1,382 contributions
Jan 2020
It is small, as would be expected in a community that only numbers 700 people when all the tourists have left, but they have a good collection of materials, and the cinema next door shows new movies, and the Met Opera in High Definition!
Written 28 January 2020
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Margaret B
Greater Sydney, Australia8 contributions
Nov 2019
We stumbled into the library and were so pleased we did as it was the lovely lady at the library who suggested we go to other sites , one being the Giants House . The lady who assisted us was very knowledgable and it was lovely chatting with her.
Written 17 December 2019
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Charlotte, NC1,495 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
A lovely building that has a old lady as a docent and she chatted with us about the building that was inaugurated as the Akaroa Literary and Scientific Institute in 1875.
There is a long wooden table that covers most of the room and there are many old volumes of book in the shelves. I could only imagine the meetings, political or social, that took place in this room many decades ago.
Volunteers keep it tidy and open to visitors.
Written 26 May 2019
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia954 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
This is housed in an heritage building built in 1875 but very small and not too many books. I had to give a donation to get any information and got a brochure and took photos. It seems to me they need the money
Written 11 April 2019
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