Founder of the very first community public library in The Kingdom of Tonga Brendan D & Kahoa Meimuli Corbett.

Our ideas to have the very first community public library set up in Kolovai is when  the Cyclone Gita damaged 85 % of all residential houses including local Primary Schools. These houses has  no roof on most of them including my family house. We visited the local Free Wesylan Primary School next door and noticed there were no journal books for these children to read. Floor was very damp and all furniture were damaged. Our hearts went out to these schools and the community for what had Gita done to the community. We then decided to approach the Auckland Central Library head Office head of the Cancelation to see if they can help us starting up this project. Emails were sent out to all 57 Auckland Public Libraries by Tricia Alexander letting them  know that we are setting up the very first Community Public Library in Tonga and that we will ship them over. May 2018 we started collecting books including some of the schools donating journal books as well. Now we have shipped already thousands of books and the library will be up and running OC July this year. CFR line shipping company have been very generous to us and offered to ship all our books to Tonga free of charge. Ministry of Education in Tonga offered to sign off the consignment when books arrived in Tonga. We are very happy with the generosity of the Auckland City Council, 57 Auckland Libraries Branches, Lion Internationals Ellerslie/Onehunga, Onzo bikes, Bunning Warehouse Mt Roskill, SKYTV, Sam Soane for proviting all light bulbs for the whare Library, Electrician Folau Manu and his staff for installing all the lights for us and to all branches of Auckland Libraries. Malo ‘aupito. Nga mihi nui atu.

Kolovai Community Public Library Kingdom of Tonga

Nihau. Looking to connect with other Chinese language readers in Tonga?

Come along to Kolovai Public library

Monday -Friday 9am – 3pm

Saturday 10-3pm


Ph; +67641413/+67641293



PO Box 1118, Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu Tonga Is

Kolovai Community Public Library Fala ‘o Ata Kingdom of Tonga. “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to an intelligent planning, and focused effort.”- Paul J. Meyer

Malo ‘aupito to Olivia, Ani & the team at Auckland Council Glen Innes Library for all your support supporting Kolovai Community Public Library Kingdom of Tonga. Malo e ‘ofa. Nga mihi nui


Ph: +67641413/+67641293


PO BOX 1118, Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga Is

Kolovai Community Public Library Fala ‘o Ata Kingdom of Tonga

Feel free to join Eight year old Lavinia Veiongo Vaha’i reading programmes fortnightly hrs; 10am – 3pm

Contact Manager; Mele Mounu Kamoto on +67641413/+67641293

Cellphone# +6767717343


Internet access provided.

Free internet access provided once a month