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Bookworms are being redirected to Wanaka’s new pop-up library while the roof on the main library at Bullock Creek Lane is being renovated.

The main library is still open to the public, but it is a bit hard to get a car park outside, because scaffolding has gone up some of the lane car parks.

Through traffic from Dunmore St to Brownston St car park is closed and parking is restricted.

The pop-up library is at the Wanaka Recreation Centre, where librarians Eve Marshall-Lea and Paula Mitchell were on hand this week to answer questions and issue books.

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) district librarian Sue Gwilliam said the pop-up library was proving a useful option, and there is plenty of free parking at the recreation centre.

The Te Tari building is a small prefabricated, accessible unit in front of the recreation centre, and also contains office spaces for Queenstown Lakes District Council workers.

The pop-up library is open between 10am and 4pm.

The main library renovations should be finished by January.

Meanwhile, Wanaka Library’s Meaningful Conversations event will be held at the Lake Wanaka Centre tonight from 6pm-7pm.

The guest speakers on mental health and wellbeing are athlete Braden Currie, adventurer Mark Sedon, tourism operator Mark Orbell and counsellors Karyn Munro, Taylor Rapley and Rike Andree.