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Kia ora! Welcome to Public Libraries of New Zealand

"Literacy is a system of codes just waiting to be cracked! once you have, the world becomes an easier place to navigate .”

 

 

Literacy: the ability to read and write, to acquire computer literacy, to improve your financial literacy, to recognise emotional literacy, to learn about cultural literacy.

Literacy: a person's knowledge of a particular subject or field.

It's a big word that means "smarts". 

To understand, to know, to feel confident.

Today’s libraries are where people feed their imaginations, rebuild their lives, find direction, upskill themselves, and put growth, understanding and tolerance into practice. 

 

In a world overloaded with information, spotting fake from fact is vitally important for decision making.  Having access to trusted and reliable information is mission-critical. Literate communities are more cohesive, stable and high-functioning, more resilient, tolerant, and better able to develop and participate in enterprise and growth opportunities in all things life. Check us out.

 

Join a Public Library today and belong for life!

 

 

Library News...

What’s happening around the country?

Fighting Censorship is a global issue Fighting Censorship is a global issue
Mar
21
2022 

Fighting Censorship is a global issue

The rise of policy challenges and outright removal of books from libraries in the United States and elsewhere is a concern for libraries worldwide. 

Public libraries aim to inspire and to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement and raise levels of literacy to combat ignorance.

Vote 2022 - Get Kids Involved! Vote 2022 - Get Kids Involved!
Mar
16
2022 

Vote 2022 - Get Kids Involved!

Ngā Pōti ā-Taiohi - Youth Voting

We want more Kiwis to get involved in the 2022 Local Authority Elections and that includes tamariki - our future voters!  The Ngā Pōti...
Ukraine's Libraries on the frontline! Ukraine's Libraries on the frontline!
Mar
14
2022 

Ukraine's Libraries on the frontline!

Libraries hurled themselves into supporting Ukraine in its fight

Libraries are playing vital roles in supporting Ukraine's war effort during the Russian invasion by providing bomb shelters, to making...
An end to library fines An end to library fines
Feb
14
2022 

An end to library fines

Congratulation Christchurch! We salute you.

Libraries have been removing fines since in Aotearoa New Zealand since 1950.

Recognition for our library staff Recognition for our library staff
Feb
14
2022 

Recognition for our library staff

Quality library and information services is our business!

Did you know Public Libraries deliver positive economic, social, and cultural outcomes for communities in Aotearoa New Zealand through equitable...
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