Lilliput Library 252

Yeah we have a new Lilliput Library. It’s located at 49 Leven St, Roslyn and its guardians are the Haddow Family.

Did you know that Lilliput is a fictional island that appears in the first part of the 1726 novel Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift?  It’s inhabited by tiny people who are about one-twelfth the height of ordinary human beings. 

So one night when I was lying awake trying to think of a catchy but relevant name I remembered Gulliver’s tiny people and it seemed a good name for our tiny Libraries.

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Lilliput Libraries 243-251

PHOTO WILL BE COMING SOON. Nikki and Tanya are the guardians of the Riverlands Lilliput Library -no 243.  It is located in School Road, Riverlands, Blenheim.  School Road is part of the Riverlands Rail Trail, which is well-used by cyclists, runners and walkers. Nikki and Tanya would like to thank Graham for his building skills, Mark for designing the colour (Blondinee Red) and painting skills and Brian for the handwritten Lilliput Library wording

LL 244 is at Makikihi School, 12 Makikihi Station Road, Makikihi,
LL 245 is at the corner of McPherson Road and SH1 at the Waitaki Bridge
LL246 is Waimate Main School’s Lilliput located at John St

L 247 is located at 67 Poole St, Motueka. Tracy Francois is the Guardian. Local artist Dani Hedges is
responsible for the artwork.

LL248 Jacks Point resident Jillian Miller is both artist and guardian of the Lilliput, which is located at the Jacks Point Playground on Maori Jack Road. 

The Wanaka Upper Clutha Lions Club have their 2nd library up and running with lots more requests for them!!! This Lilliput Library – no 249 – is located at 107 Meadowstone Drive, Wanaka
Catalyst Trust’s Lilliput Library, No 250, can be found on the Kingston Domain on the corner of Kent and Cornwall streets. Art work by Kingston local Emma-Kate Moore and built by Kelvin Peninsula handyman Hugh Skinner. Jess Davis is the guardian.

LL251 is Stewart Island’s first Lilliput Library. It’s located at 2 Main Road, Oban, Stewart Island. Many thanks to artist and Guardian Pip Leask.

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Lilliput Libraries 237 – 242

Community Law Otago in Princes St have set up a little library for clients to take a book and give a book. Sounds like a Lilliput Library! Welcome to the LL family number 237.

LL238 is the first LL at Beaumont! Guardian Vicki tells me it’s near the Beaumont Hall on East Ferry St. Go find it, take a book and enjoy.

LL238 at Beaumont

The Wanaka Upper Clutha Lions have put up their first Lilliput Library in Wanaka. It’s located at – 37 Lagoon Avenue, Albert Town. The guardians are – Mavis Quayle & Gaye Thompson. Mavis, one of the Lions Members, is also the artist. Welcome Lilliput Library 239!

LL 239

A new Lilliput Library for Dunedin. It’s located at 55 Evans St, Opoho. Alan Jackson is the Guardian of Lilliput Library 240. Go take a look and find a book and admire his garden while you’re there.


Here’s Lilliput Library 241. It’s located at 150 Maitland St, Dunedin and Natalie Veale is the guardian.


Fancy some GOOD NEWS?
Please welcome Lilliput Library 242 to the LL family. It’s located at 92 Lagoon Cres, Bellbowrie, Queensland, Australia. Denise writes -‘ we have tried to incorporate the NZ Wood Pigeon into the library (hopefully it is a little recognisable) and as we are originally from Zimbabwe, we have an African theme on the other side. One day I will incorporate a bit of Australia on the back wall which is also visible to some passers by.’

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Lilliput Libraries 227 – 236

Owaka you are HUMMING. Your second LL is in the Owaka Swap Shop veranda (sheltered from the Catlins weather), located at 3 Ovenden Street Owaka. The Swap Shop is the guardian. Well done Annette Patterson – great organisational skills and a marvellous artist!

Welcome to LL 228. Built by the Taieri Blokes and now almost ready to go on site at The Pukeko Store and Cafe, 37 Main Road, Hari Hari . Stop and see if it’s there when you’re passing. The artwork looks terrific!

LL229 is located at Bradford School in Dunedin. Poems in the Waiting Room donated it to Bradford School via the Little Landers Literature Programme. Room 5 children were responsible for the artwork and will also be the Guardians. Brilliant news.

LL230 is located at 16 Arthur Road Pounawea – the third in the Owaka area. Huge thanks to Murray Patterson for its construction, Annette Patterson for her organisational skills and Maree Parker for taking on the role of Guardian. It’s going to be a hit with locals and holiday makers.

LL 231 and can be found on site at the corner of Ravelston and Cavell Sts in Musselburgh, Dunedin. Why not take your dog for a walk and check out this dog friendly Lilliput Library!

Lilliput Library. No. 232 can be found at 31 Michie St in Belleknowes, Dunedin. Welcome to this gorgeous LL – go for a wander and have a peek inside. It’s delicious.

Cotswold Preschool and Nursery’s Lilliput Library is LL 233 It’s located at 37 Colesbury Street, Bishopdale, Christchurch.

Owaka you take my breath away. Welcome, welcome to LL234, the 4th LL in Owaka.This one is located at the Bake House Takeaways, 8 Waikawa Rd, Owaka. Thanks to Dane for providing this terrific site. The Guardians are the team at the Swap Shop. Thanks again to Annette and Murray Patterson for their building, art and coordination skills. You two are gems.

 LL235 is located at 576 Brighton Rd, Westwood. Sincere thanks to Guardian, Dave Still and artist Jemima Pedro Davison.

LL 236 is on site at Concord School, 5 Thoreau St, Dunedin. It is a stunning LL – a huge welcome to our family. The guardians are the pupils at Concord School – wonderful.

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Lilliput Libraries 217 – 226

LL 217 is located at 27 Font St, Kaikorai, Dunedin. This very special Lilliput Library was made by the guardian’s son-in law for her 70th birthday. It’s lovely having you join our LL family Lynda Gemmill.

LL 218 is now on site at 33 Fairview Tce, Sawyers Bay. Say Hi to Carol, the Guardian, if you see her when you’re looking at the books!

And now for the Waimate Lilliput Libraries!

Find out more about all the Waimate Lilliput Libraries here  

LL 219 is at 154 High St, Waimate.

 LL 220 is located at Waihao Downs School.

LL221 is at Ikawai Hall, LL 222 is at Morven Domain and LL 223 is at the Community Link building.

More Lilliput Libraries for Milton

Brilliant news – To celebrate Scout Scarf Day Milton Scouts gave away the first of 4 Lilliput Libraries they have made to Tokomairiro Early Learning Centre in Johnson Street in Milton.

LL 224 is located at 9 Elderlee St, Milton. It’s installed on the Scout Hall ready for community use. The Scouts will be its guardians.

The first of many West Otago Lilliput Libraries?

LL 225 is ready for readers at Seddon Hill Road RD5 Gore (5 minutes) from Tapanui. Thanks to Guardian Jann Robertson who tells me there are three more to go up in the West Otago district. What a beauty!

Owaka’s first Lilliput Library

LL 226 is on the front lawn of 6 Royal Terrace, Owaka. Annette Patterson is the Guardian AND the amazing artist.

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Lilliput Libraries 206 – 216

While out walking yesterday we came upon this Lilliput Library at Tainui School. I emailed the school to see if they wanted to join our family and here’s the amazing response from Dave, a class teacher. “As an optional homework activity we asked willing students to design (on paper) their idea for a Lilliput Library. To my surprise, a student in my class came to school one day with the finished product. It came complete with a step by step report and photos documenting the construction, and instructions on how our community should use it.” Please welcome LL 216 .

Please welcome Tommy’s ‘Just for Kids’ Lilliput Library at 60 Scroggs Hill Rd. It’s our 215th Lilliput Library.

Lilliput Library 214 is on site. Go check it out at 47 Table Hill Rd, Milton. Leanne & Ross Burgess are the Guardians of this very cute Lilliput. 

LL213 is on site at East Taieri Preschool -13 Cemetery Road, East Taieri, Mosgiel. One of their amazing parents painted this Lilliput.

LL212 is at 27 Corbett St, Enoggera, Queensland, Australia. We’ve sent our plans to a large number of Australians but they’ve all wanted to give their own name to their Libraries. Jac Gallagher is our first Australian Guardian who wanted to belong to Lilliput Libraries

Please welcome Lilliput Library 211 located at 217 Ferry Rd, Christchurch, but actually round the corner on Nursery Rd. 
Migs says:
The Quaker Meeting House moved to Ferry Rd (close to central city) after the Christchurch earthquakes. Our Lilliput Library had to wait until more urgent things got done. Listeners and other magazines are proving very popular, as well as the books. The front is plastic with magnets, which works well.

Please welcome LL210 – now on site at 17 Aubrey Rd, Pataua North, Parau Bay. This is the 8th LL in Whangarei. It looks fantastic.

If you’re in Milton take a wander to 63 Chaucer St and check out the newest LL, it’s number 209 and is looking fabulous.

LL208 is in Shoebridge Cres Ngunguru Whangarei and LL207 is in Otuhi Rd, Wheki Valley Whangarei.

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LL 200

Lilliput Library 200 is now on site at the bee-themed ”pocket” park between the Captain Cook Hotel and School of Physiotherapy in Dunedin.

LL 200 was painted by Sheryl McCammon and includes a stanza from “Wild Bees” by James K Baxter.

The lovely staff at the nearby University Bookshop have taken over the Guardianship of this Lilliput Library.

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LL 90 and 100

When guardians leave Dunedin and the new owners don’t want the LL we offer the LL to an eager family and release the number to the next LL which comes along.


6SO when LL 100 Guardians Marian and Lloyd Knight told me they had added to their family I reassigned the number 90 to them for their special Children’s LL. Both LL’s sit on Marian and Lloyd’s fenceline, on either side of their gate out onto the footpath along the banks of the Silverstream in Mosgiel.


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Lilliput Libraries 200………205

LL 200

No. 200

Lilliput Library 200 should pop up in the next fortnight. Here’s a sneak peek, location to be revealed soon…..

LL 201


Lilliput Library 201 is located at 5 Manikato Lane, Flemington, Lincoln. It’s opposite the play park on the reserve. Sincere thanks to Nicola McDowell for building this Lilliput for her community to use and being the first LL Guardian in Lincoln.

LL 202Capture

Lilliput Library 202 is in Dunedin, on site at 27 Brockville Rd, Glenross. Mel Sym is the Guardian and she also organised the construction and painting.

LL 203


Lilliput Library 203 is located on the fence at 2 Cobblewood Ct, Parklands, Christchurch. This is near the entrance to popular walking tracks in Bottle Lake Forest. Made by the New Brighton Menzshed and now in the care of Guardian Jenny Dickinson.

LL 204


Lilliput Library 204 is located at Waverley Park School – 55 Eden Crescent,Waverley, Invercargill – under the Guardianship of Viv. LL 204 was constructed by the Invercargill Menshed , artwork designed by school librarian Elli and painted by Elli, Tayla, Ryleigh and Viv. 

LL 205Mairtown KIndergarten 21 Princes StLilliput Library 205 is up and running outside Mairtown Kindergarten, Princes Street, Whāngarei! The children at Mairtown are really excited about being the kaitiaki of this Lilliput.

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Lilliput Libraries 196,197,198,199


Lilliput Library 196 is open for readers. It’s relocated from Scobie St ( there’s another one there now) to Tuppence Cafe, 146 Larnach Rd. Why not go find a book and have a snack. The food at Tuppence is fantastic, as is the service.

Lilliput Library 197 is on site at 2 Calder St, St Kilda. It’s an amazing Lilliput built by the woodwork group at Able and painted by Rachel Harbrow.

Lilliput Library 198 is located at 52 Greenhill Ave. Wakari.

Erelene Milne is the Guardian and artist.



Lilliput Library 199 is set up its fence at 103 Main South Rd, East Taieri. Guardian Margaret Scott is planning to have a sharing table for garden produce next to her Lilliput.

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LL 193, 194 and 195

stadium southland

Welcome to Lilliput Library 193. It’s located at Stadium Southland.

Lilliput Library 194 is ready and waiting for readers. Located at 19 Watson St, Warrington its guardians are Jaime and Vanessa.


Mary Webb and her neighbour are the guardians of our newest Lilliput Library. LL195, welcomes holiday readers. Come check its shelves at 104 Middleton Rd.The pink and blue are the school colours – acknowledging its position on the site of the old Corstorphine School. The photos on it are of parts of the old Corstorphine School.

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Please welcome our new LL 83

This LL is still to be decorated. We love the doorknob! It’s located at 11 Prestwick St, Maori Hill, Dunedin and was build by a Father/Daughter team. Go take a look and check out the books.

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LL189, 190, 191 and 192


LL 189 is sited at Grants Brae Kindergarten at 100 Belford St, Waverley in Dunedin. The amazing artwork was created by the children. Huge congratulations and Happy Reading!

Paula Urlich is the guardian for LL 190 at 15C Raumati Cres, Onerahi, Whangarei.

LL 191 can be found at 233 Pataua South Rd, RD 1 Whangarei.

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LL192 is located at 117 Cotter Ave, next to the Advance Terrace Walkway and nearby Arrowtown Primary. This is the 13th LL organised by The Catalyst Trust.
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Lilliput Library 132

We missed recording the launch of Lilliput Library 132 earlier this year.  It’s on site at 41 Severn St, Abbotsford and is under the guardianship of its artist Suzanne Blackley. A very warm welcome to this much appreciated Lilliput Library.

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Lilliput Library 188

Lilliput Fernhill nov 2018Please welcome Lilliput Library 188 to the family. It is on site at 1 Watts Road, Fernhill, Queenstown. This Lilliput was the 11th organised by the Catalyst Trust.

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