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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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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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 Popular Kiwis back the book

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 their advocacy campaign #ReadToSucceed. “We published research earlier this year that found almost 400,000 Kiwis didn’t read a book last year. The increasing demands of society and work mean more than ever, New Zealanders need to be able to read to function effectively at work and everyday l...
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Opening of the 52nd Parliament of New Zealand

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 you? The 52nd Parliament is about to begin sitting following the election and you are warmly invited to watch the opening on November 7 and 8.    The Opening of Parliament consists of three key events. The Commission Opening of Parliament begins at 11am on Tuesday 7 November. This is wh...
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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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