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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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What’s happening around the country?

Te Tāhuhu o Te Rangi library, Ōpōtiki to receive Government funding boost Te Tāhuhu o Te Rangi library, Ōpōtiki to receive Government funding boost
Aug
3
2020 

Te Tāhuhu o Te Rangi library, Ōpōtiki to receive Government funding boost

$11.9m Government funding to be spent in Ōpōtiki CBD

Ōpōtiki CBD projects are getting an $11.9million boost from the Government. The Te Tāhuhu o Te Rangi library and research centre is set to receive some of this. A great outcome for both the project and community

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...
Any Questions Any Questions
Jul
22
2020 

Any Questions

National Library of NZ helping kiwi school students.

Homework can be a bore, school projects stressful but it doesn’t have to be! AnyQuestions offers free, online help to assist New Zealand...
Cool writing programme for Teens Cool writing programme for Teens
Jun
2
2020 

Cool writing programme for Teens

Your story matters. Write your story now. WCL has set up a ‘virtual classroom’ for teens who are in isolation. Programme...
Librarians on the front line. Librarians on the front line.
May
15
2020 

Librarians on the front line.

During a crisis, librarians are there on the frontline.  They number among the unsung heroes and heroines. Often ‘second...
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