Our idea to have the first public library in Kolovai came about when we saw that Cyclone Gita damaged 85 % of houses and primary schools. When visiting the local Free Wesleyan Primary School next door we saw there were no books for children to read, the floors were damp, and all of their furniture was damaged. We approached Auckland Libraries to see if they could help. In May 2018, we began collecting donated books from libraries and schools and then, in October 2019, we opened to the community. We would like to thank CFR line shipping company who shipped our books free of charge, Ministry of Education in Tonga who signed off the consignment, Auckland Council, Auckland Libraries, Lions International Ellerslie/Onehunga, Onzo bikes, Bunnings Warehouse, Mt Roskill, SKYTV, Sam Soane for providing light bulbs for the library, and electrician Folau Manu and team for installing the lights. Malo ‘aupito.