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The Best Books for the Pacific.

The Best Books for the Pacific.

Jill Best has been busy ensuring children are checking out books… from across the Pacific Ocean. For nine years the Tauranga Libraries Manager has been on a mission to help people from underprivileged Pacific nations increase their literacy levels by donating books from across New Zealand.
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GIF IT UP 2015 Challenge

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 libraries and archives from across the world. GIF IT UP encourages all ages to search through the amazing collections of copyright-free heritage material available online and make an animated GIF, the endlessly looping file format which was prominent in ‘90s web design.
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  • Summer Holiday Success

    28,829 children, 26,402 books, 38,418 adventures, 166 public libraries And the final figures are still trickling in as many programmes host their closing functions. This summer, children across ...
  • Summer Holiday Programmes Across Aotearoa

    Adventure awaits… at your local library and it's a truck-load of fun! How, you ask? Sign me up! Kids who exercise their brains are smart kids. With carefully crafted and well-planned literac...
  • Helen Zwartz Scholarship Open for Public Library Staff

    The Helen Zwartz Scholarship provides funding to enable a librarian or staff member working in a public library serving one of New Zealand’s smaller communities, to undertake an internship at th...
  • IFLA World Library and Information Congress is coming to Aotearoa New Zealand in 2020!

    It was announced in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, that LIANZA and Te Rōpū Whakahau have won the bid to host the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Auckland July 28 - August 5, 2020. The wo...
  • 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...
  • 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...

 

 

 

 

 

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