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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?

Love is in the air this February. Love is in the air this February.
Feb
1
2021 

Love is in the air this February.

For many libraries here and around the world, it's National Library Lovers’ Month!

Make a date with your library this Valentine’s Day! It’s never too late to fall in love!  Visit your local library and go on a blind date with a book. You never know what it might lead to! Not a member? Join...
Ross Miller, Bookseller Ross Miller, Bookseller
Feb
1
2021 

Ross Miller, Bookseller

Public Libraries salute the work of a local library hero.

Renowned for his big brown bags of books, Ross was a committed, and dedicated bookseller providing a personalised, friendly service to...
Public Libraries Gain New Jobs Public Libraries Gain New Jobs
Jan
29
2021 

Public Libraries Gain New Jobs

Post Covid stimulus funding helps retain key services

Funding boost through the New Zealand Libraries Partnership Programme (NZLPP) is developing the next generation of librarians.  
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.

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