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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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And the winners are…

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 encourage stories that demonstrated the amazing power public libraries have to change and enrich people’s lives. The winners in the youth category were: First prize Samantha Romjin Second prize: Hariklia Nicola  Third prize: Hanah Adam Shah  Runners up: ...
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Recent survey shows just how important internet access at libraries is for New Zealand communities

Recent survey shows just how important internet access at libraries is for New Zealand communities

In March 2016 eleven libraries across New Zealand piloted the Impact Survey administered by the University of Washington and initially funded by the Gates Foundation. New Zealand is the first country outside North America to use the survey, which gathers data about the impact having access to digital technologies through libraries has on people’s lives.
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  • 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 Playmark...
  • Popular Kiwis back the book

    What do a Shortland St star, three reality TV stars and four media broadcasters have in common? They know how important it is to love reading.  Today the New Zealand Book Council launches thei...
  • Opening of the 52nd Parliament of New Zealand

    Did you know, Public libraries can help you find out about what is happening at Parliament, how you can connect and engage with our democracy and have your voice heard on issues that are important to ...
  • 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 n...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Enter our competition to share your story

    Public libraries are amazing places. They’re places to learn, connect, share and create. We want to gather and share the stories to show how libraries change lives. Enter your story to win!
  • Gamefroot and Libraries. Together, we're awesome.

    Public libraries around New Zealand have been running game strategy and programming workshops thanks to Gamefroot and Unlocking Curious Mind Programme. We thought they were great, Felix gives us his t...

 

 

 

 

 

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