9 Oct 2023

Dunedin's best kept secret

From Afternoons, 1:35 pm on 9 October 2023

Down the corridor of one of Dunedin's oldest buildings is a collection of 14,000 books housed in one of New Zealand's last athenaeums still being used for its original purpose.

Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics' Institute librarian Christine Powley says not many people know about it - even locals.

The library is open to the public, and recently held an open day as part of the Ōtepoti Dunedin Heritage Trust festival, which is on until the 29th of October.

Christine joins Jesse today.

Libraries within Canterbury's Selwyn District are undertaking a two year trial to drop fines for overdue books.

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