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PLNZ National Forum 2018

PLNZ National Forum 2018

Our annual gathering of public library managers is taking place in Wellington on 2 & 3 May, at Te Wharewaka o Pōneke. It’s an opportunity for librarians to develop networks, share knowledge and learn.   A public library manager’s life is a busy one, and the changing world of libraries is creating more challenges. The National Forum provides an environment to discuss evolving issues that are important to librarians, their staff and the community they serve. Whether an...
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Cultivate Curiosity with Public Libraries of New Zealand

Cultivate Curiosity with Public Libraries of New Zealand

Cultivate curiosity in your community by supporting New Zealand public libraries!  Public Libraries of New Zealand (PLNZ) helps to fund new ideas and new programmes that raise the profile of public libraries, making learning possible for Kiwis of all ages.   Public Libraries are individually funded by their local authority, but PLNZ is the overarching nationwide organisation for public libraries. All donations will be used to support the broader vision for public libraries in New Ze...
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5 Libraries That Nailed Their Valentine’s Day Display

5 Libraries That Nailed Their Valentine’s Day Display

1. Well, off to the check-out desk we go then... 2. Much like wedding vows, it’s important to renew books before they become overdue… 3. There are just somethings that should never be kissed… books, however, should always be read 4. Keep the chocolates and books coming please… unless it’s Turkish Delight, then that can stay in the box. 5. Trust us – engaging with a new book will be more fulfilling than an awkward Valentine’s Day blind date.
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7 Fun and Educational Books Your Child Should Read

7 Fun and Educational Books Your Child Should Read

The kids are heading back to school! Here are some book suggestions for you to read with them at home, and stay engaged with their learning. 1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar By Eric Carle Perfect for your 3 to 5 year old This classic bestselling children’s book follows the journey of a newly hatched caterpillar as he eats his way through all sorts of food. The Very Hungry Caterpillar uses distinctive collage illustrations, 'eat...
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Senior Librarian – Children and Youth: Upper Hutt City Libraries

Senior Librarian – Children and Youth: Upper Hutt City Libraries

Full time / Permanent Are you an innovative librarian with a can do attitude and a passion for children and youth? Do you have an outstanding customer service ethos, great communication skills, and strong leadership skills? Working within the Service Delivery Team at Upper Hutt City Libraries, the Senior Librarian – Children and Youth, has the primary responsibility for the planning and delivery of services, programmes and resources, for all young people of Upper Hutt. For this role w...
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5 Easy Tips to Get Your Child Reading This Summer

5 Easy Tips to Get Your Child Reading This Summer

1. Have them read you a story A great way to introduce literacy to your child is by dictation. By listening to them and offering aid where they get stuck on a word, your child will feel supported and encouraged to read.  2. Surround your child with reading material This one is simple. Visit your local library (click here to find yours) and let them spend time discovering. From nonfiction picture books, to fiction classics like Charlotte’s Webb, your local library is the perfect p...
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Upper South Island Members! We Want You!

Upper South Island Members! We Want You!

Southland Regional Rep, Justin McLauchlan, has resigned as Libraries Manager, Timaru District Libraries, to take up the position of South Canterbury Manager of Environment Canterbury. Public Libraries of New Zealand (PLNZ) is now seeking a new Upper South Island Regional Rep to join the Executive Committee.  “I have loved my time with libraries and have valued the positive relationships and networks I have made,” Justin said. “Libraries play such a vital role in building ...
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Award winning author loves libraries

Award winning author loves libraries

Interviewed by Kim Hill (RNZ 18 Nov), Kapiti Coast playwright and author Renée spoke of how she educated herself at public libraries. Renée is the recipient of this year’s Playmarket Award for her significant artistic contribution to New Zealand theatre. Renée talked to Kim Hill about leaving school at 12 to work so her widowed mother could send Renee’s brother to High School. To listen to the interview click here. Playmarket, representing the interests of ...
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  • PLNZ National Forum 2018

    Our annual gathering of public library managers is taking place in Wellington on 2 & 3 May, at Te Wharewaka o Pōneke. It’s an opportunity for librarians to develop networks, share knowledge...
  • Central Library Manager - Tūranga

    In mid-2018 Christchurch City Council will be opening Tūranga, the newest and most exciting public library in New Zealand and they are looking for the person to lead this flagship. The building will ...
  • Cultivate Curiosity with Public Libraries of New Zealand

    Cultivate curiosity in your community by supporting New Zealand public libraries!  Public Libraries of New Zealand (PLNZ) helps to fund new ideas and new programmes that raise the profile of pub...
  • 5 Libraries That Nailed Their Valentine’s Day Display

    1. Well, off to the check-out desk we go then... 2. Much like wedding vows, it’s important to renew books before they become overdue… 3. There are just somethings that should never be kissed… bo...
  • GIF IT UP 2015 Challenge

    The National Library of New Zealand’s GIF IT UP challenge is back. DigitalNZ and the Digital Public Library of America are calling for the best animated GIFs reusing historical material from librarie...
  • 7 Fun and Educational Books Your Child Should Read

    The kids are heading back to school! Here are some book suggestions for you to read with them at home, and stay engaged with their learning. 1. The...
  • 5 Easy Tips to Get Your Child Reading This Summer

    1. Have them read you a story A great way to introduce literacy to your child is by dictation. By listening to them and offering aid where they get stuck on a word, your child will feel supported and...
  • And the winners are…

    We’re proud to announce that the winners in our Public libraries change lives competition have been decided. The web and social media competition ran during July and August and we hoped it would...

 

 

 

 

 

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