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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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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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Margaret Mahy’s Book “The Changeover” now a Major Movie

Margaret Mahy’s Book “The Changeover” now a Major Movie

Margaret Mahy, New Zealand’s most celebrated children’s and young adult writer is the author of over 120 titles, including the very popular novel, The Changeover. For those who have not read the book, The Changeover is a supernatural thriller about a troubled teenager who must become a witch to save her little brother from an ancient spirit. It is full of humour, fantasy, adventure, science and the supernatural. The movie features newcomer Erana James as Laura Chant, the novel&r...
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2017 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

2017 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

“This year’s shortlist reminds us that books are powerful vehicles for helping children make sense of their world and gain a better understanding of themselves and others. At times the vividly descriptive writing was brutal and heart-breaking, providing moving portrayals of life through the eyes of children and teenagers. All finalist titles are convincing in their realism, skilfully laced with honour and honesty throughout,” says convenor of judges Pam Jones.
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  • Establishment of Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa

    A new organisation to promote digital inclusion was announced today. The Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa (DIAA) aims to help expand digital inclusion initiatives throughout New Zealand, so that ev...
  • New government fund for digital skills in homes welcomed

    20/20 Trust today welcomed the government’s announcement of a new fund to promote digital skills in homes. “We look forward to working with the government in delivering digital inclusion ...
  • Children Encouraged to Read by Abolishing Fines

    The Waimate District Library will no longer impose fines for children’s and young adult books being returned after their due date.  It is the ethos of the library to encourage people, espe...
  • School holidays in Wellington Region go Beyond the Page!

    Beyond the Page, a literary festival for tamariki and their whānau in the winter school holidays, is back bigger than ever, with events expanding to 25 libraries across the Wellington region in 2018....
  • 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 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...

 

 

 

 

 

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