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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?

Kaipara Library Mask Making Kaipara Library Mask Making
Sep
1
2020 

Kaipara Library Mask Making

Providing homemade masks to their community!

Like many public libraries around the country, Kaipara District Library, are doing their bit to unite against COVID-19. They are providing homemade masks to their community or in this case, library-made!

Books Alive Books Alive
Aug
6
2020 

Books Alive

New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults

This year an innovative approach to the Books Alive events, associated with the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, has been...
Keep New Zealand Reading Keep New Zealand Reading
Jul
22
2020 

Keep New Zealand Reading

Te Pou Muramura speaks to the sustenance of a blaze, in the way that reading can spark a glow or light in our minds.

Read NZ Te Pou Muramura is Igniting a love for reading and encouraging all New Zealanders to read more. The aim is to inspire reluctant or...
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