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New government fund for digital skills in homes welcomed

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 programmes” said Laurence Millar of 20/20 Trust. “There are still 100,000 school-aged children without internet access at home, and they continue to be a priority group for investment. Their exclusion drives a wedge into New Zealand society, affecting education, employability and social ...
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Children Encouraged to Read by Abolishing Fines

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, especially young people, to use the library and imposing fines goes against the grain of this ethos.  Mayor Craig Rowley says exposing children from an early age to a world rich in words helps them become competent readers and writers, giving them an advantage in school and life.  “We ...
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School holidays in Wellington Region go Beyond the Page!

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. Libraries will take tamariki on a journey through different aspects of storytelling, creating experiences for them to immerse themselves in and express their creativity. The aim is to enhance experiences for tamariki and their whanau, across the wider Wellington regiont, by offering them the t...
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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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  • Libraries to help with jobs and community recovery

    Whether your job has been impacted by COVID-19, you are looking for a change of scene or you are re-entering the workforce, many libraries have resources to restart and rethink your career or work-lif...
  • $60 million boost for libraries

    Welcome news as Minister Tracey Martin announces a funding boost to libraries. The major funding package will allow libraries to play a far greater role in supporting their communities and people see...
  • Public Libraries open - online!

    Public Libraries around the country have closed their doors but not your access to online resources, including e- books, newspapers, magazines, movie and music streaming services, online learning and ...
  • Wellington City Library's Pop-Up

    Wellington City Library has opened a pop-up in Manners Street.But there is more to come!
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wellington City Library's Pop-Up

    Wellington City Library has opened a pop-up in Manners Street.But there is more to come!

 

 

 

 

 

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