Upstart Press Donation

We’ve received a wonderful box of new books, all donated from Upstart Press – an amazingly generous gift to Lilliput Libraries.DSC00019

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Lilliput Library 166


Welcome to Lilliput Library 166.

It is now on site at the Robert Lord Writers’ Cottage, 3 Titan St, Dunedin with Trish Brooking as Guardian. This Lilliput was gifted to the trustees of the Titan St cottage by Poems in the Waiting Room. Sincere thanks to Kelly Hyslop for her artwork.

Why not go for a stroll and have a look, find a book!

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Lilliput Library 165


Lilliput Libraries welcomes LL 165. It was officially opened on Sunday May 6th with neighbours and friends in attendance.


LL 165 is located about 921 Harington Point Road – just before Te Rauone beach reserve on the left. Nicola McGrouther is the guardian and her niece, Andie McGrouther, is the artist.


Nicola McGrouther is the guardian and her niece Andie McGrouther, pictured here, is the artist.


Nicola emailed me on Saturday and said, Books have already gone in and out and I have met eight locals over the weekend while painting the post yesterday and dropping flyers off today. The community is buzzing!

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Our first Christchurch LL -it’s LL164


Lilliput Library 164 is located at the Village Presbyterian Church – corner of Ilam and Aorangi Roads, Bryndwr, Christchurch.

Annie Boardman says, “Our Lilliput Library was officially opened in November with a wee celebration with the children who attend our Kids Club (photo attached of our book worm cake!) and then had an excellent 24 hours of borrowing before the library was vandalised. Fortunately, it was not fatal, and we now have a much more robust (reinforced) library and an indestructible (we hope!) plinth for it to rest on. We have been delighted with our first week of ‘business’ with 63 children’s books and 17 adult books being borrowed.

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Lilliput Library is on site at 151A Tasman Road, Otaki. Guardian Renée saw some Lilliputs when visiting Dunedin and asked me for the plans. Her builder has created an amazing Lilliput Library – the first in Otaki. Welcome to the family!

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Welcome to LL 158

Sue Devaney of Taihape School emailed me asking for our Lilliput Library plans and not long afterwards she sent me photos of the official opening of their LL158.  Sue says – Our opening went really well the children read a little speech explaining why they picked the designs on the library, On the top was a rainbow for happiness because they are happy when they read, on the sides they painted gumboots because Taihape is the gumboot town and hearts because hearts mean love and they love books.

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LL153,154,155,156,157,159,160,161 and 163

We’ve decided to register all Libraries using our name “Lilliput Libraries”. This means they’ll all be allocated an official LL number and be added to our LL map which covers New Zealand. 

The following libraries were organised by The Catalyst Trust in Queenstown

LL153 -This beautiful addition was painted by Steve Dallas. It was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony with residents and staff at the BUPA Lake Wakatipu Home, adjacent to Lakes District Hospital, on January 5. Thanks to Lilliput guardian Gwen Taquet.


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LL154 -“Catalyst’s newest and very gorgeous Lilliput Library is open – outside The Hayes Cafe on Nerin Square in Lake Hayes Estate. Thanks to the enthusiasm of our younger community members, we think it might feature quite a few books for kids! The guardian is the Lake Hayes and Shotover Country Community Association – thanks guys! A shout out also to The Hayes Cafe for hosting the library and all those who’ve volunteered time, materials, artistic talent and – of course – books.”



LL155 is located at 10BNorfolk St, Arrowtown. Painted by one of our community’s talented tattoo artists, Cameron Matterson, or Cammo.



LL156 – is sited on Kelvin Peninsula at Willow Place, one of two sponsored by the Kelvin Peninsula Community Association. It was painted by peninsula artist Jeri Elliot.



LL157 –  is now up at 41 Cedar Drive, Kelvin Peninsula. Lilliput guardians Anna and Trond Johansson installed it on Sunday. Beautifully painted by young local artists Raquel Clarke, Rowan Wademan and Jess Willow. Materials sponsored by Kelvin Peninsula Community Association, Mitre 10 Mega and Resene. Thank you to all!



LL159 –  A new LL has been sited on the Frankton Track outside the lovely Villa del Largo. Next time you are walking along the track…take one or two of your spare books and enjoy the opportunity for a swap.



LL160 -Another Lilliput Library joins Catalyst Trust’s Wakatipu network – at 38B Gorge Road, outside Queenstown Health. Beautiful artwork by Queenstowners Bella and Santi Patel, photographed, and their Dunedin cousins Luke-Ari, Joy-Ammi, Daniel-Elijah, Grace-Anna, Faith-Esther and John-Michael.



LL161 is tucked 200 m down an historic paper road off Arrowtown’s Centennial Avenue (leading to the Queenstown Trail swing bridge), just outside of Sage Cottage, the limewashed cottage of early settler Daniel Shanahan. Melissa Forrest, guardian of both Sage Cottage and this Lilliput Library, enjoyed creating the library out of mostly recycled materials over the Christmas Holidays as a family project. Her father, Keith McCallum, led the construction and pretty much the whole family pitched in. Melissa and her stepmother, Erica McCallum, were the artists.



LL163 – is on the move. We’ll let you know its new site as soon as we know

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