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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?

Easy Tips and Tricks to Get Your Child Reading This Summer Easy Tips and Tricks to Get Your Child Reading This Summer
Dec
4
2020 

Easy Tips and Tricks to Get Your Child Reading This Summer

Summer reading is not just for children. It is for everyone. This summer holiday join a summer reading challenge at your local library and make the love of reading a lifetime activity

Upper Hutt Libraries go fine-free! Upper Hutt Libraries go fine-free!
Nov
5
2020 

Upper Hutt Libraries go fine-free!

Upper Hutt Libraries joins the movement to make public libraries more accessible. While many libraries have dropped fines for children and...
National Strategic Framework National Strategic Framework
Oct
19
2020 

National Strategic Framework

Read and learn what public libraries offer your community.

Every few years, public libraries develop a national strategy. Learn about the direction of your local library by downloading a copy.

Kete - the place to find our stories Kete - the place to find our stories
Sep
18
2020 

Kete - the place to find our stories

A new website about books, authors, events, and literary awards in Aotearoa.

Want to learn more about books published in New Zealand. Check out this website!

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