The Patea LibraryPlus is temporarily relocating to the Patea Old Folks Hall while the library gets a $300,000 facelift.

The building is to have major exterior renovations done, including reroofing and recladding, South Taranaki District Council community services group manager Fiona Greenhill said.

"The LibraryPlus will be closed on Monday 15 October while staff move across to the Patea Old Folks Hall at 131 Egmont St, then it will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 16 October, at the temporary site.

"The relocated LibraryPlus will have a reduced book stock, but will operate full council services as normal."


The renovation work is expected to take around 20 working weeks. Staff are looking forward to returning to a modernised building by mid-February 2019.