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Winter Holiday Reading Programme

Winter Holiday Reading Programme

Did you know many public libraries offer a winter reading challenge for children? It's a great way to brighten cold, dreary days and keep the family reading over the school holidays. ECREAD’N Winter Warmers is one such programme which runs for six weeks June 25 to August 3. This year's theme. Climb into Reading - Piki ki te Pānui! offers a range of activities that engages kids' imaginations; writing reviews, drawing pictures, designing covers of the books they&rsq...
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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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  • AdLib at Puke Ariki

    Puke Ariki in New Plymouth, presents its very first, and very exciting, library festival, AdLib.
  • Winter Holiday Reading Programme

    Did you know many public libraries offer a winter reading challenge for children? It's a great way to brighten cold, dreary days and keep the family reading over the school holidays. ECREAD&rsquo...
  • And the Award Goes to...

    Awards for Outstanding Service to Public Libraries were presented at the 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

 

 

 

 

 

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