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Kia ora! Welcome to Public Libraries of New Zealand

Are you a fact finder or self-educator, research aficionado or truth-seeker, champion reader or an occasional browser? Then you enjoy learning.

A public library today is a focal point, a centre for the whole community and its visitors; a meeting place; a site for education; a source of inspiration and innovation; a connection to the wider world, a democratic place for sharing knowledge, experience and opinion.

 

This is not the purpose of a public library; it is merely the bonuses. Where public libraries play a key role in improving individual and community outcomes is in literacy (language, numeracy or digital) and social cohesion. Literate communities are more cohesive, stable and high-functioning, more resilient, tolerant, and better able to develop and participate in enterprise and growth opportunities.

 

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Library News...

What’s happening around the country?

Take a tour of a modern public library project plan. Take a tour of a modern public library project plan.
Jan
20
2021 

Take a tour of a modern public library project plan.

A new design for rural and urban residents.

The proposed new library is people-centred. It offers meeting spaces, nooks and crannies for reading, bigger areas for events and more.

Temporary closure for Napier Library. Temporary closure for Napier Library.
Jan
14
2021 

Temporary closure for Napier Library.

"Safety is our priority" says Council.

Initial problems with the library's' sprinkler system could bring down the roof in a seismic event, says Council.

Ōtorohanga welcomes a new library manager. Ōtorohanga welcomes a new library manager.
Jan
14
2021 

Ōtorohanga welcomes a new library manager.

With 34 years of experience in public libraries, Heather Taylor is delighted to be working in this small rural community.

With 34 years of experience in public libraries, Heather Taylor is delighted to be working in this small rural community.

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