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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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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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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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 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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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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  • 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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