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Literacy

"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.

 

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Library News...

What’s happening around the country?

Ōpōtiki Library Uncovers Plastic Pollution Ōpōtiki Library Uncovers Plastic Pollution
Jul
29
2021 

Ōpōtiki Library Uncovers Plastic Pollution

Small actions can bring about large change.

Ōpōtiki Library Manager, Jo Hunt, has always been conscious of the plastic footprint left by libraries. Since 2018, during Plastic Free July, the library decided to stop covering their books.

Keep Calm and Knit On Keep Calm and Knit On
Jul
22
2021 

Keep Calm and Knit On

A project “By the Community for the Community” launched on World Knit in Public Day has the approval of the Guinness Book of World Records.

50 Years Young 50 Years Young
Jul
22
2021 

50 Years Young

Celebrating  50 Years of the NZ Young Farmers’ Competition, this book tells the story of a unique event that draws on the traditions of heartland New Zealand.

 

 

Going electric in Upper Hutt! Going electric in Upper Hutt!
Jul
22
2021 

Going electric in Upper Hutt!

New Zealand’s first electric vehicle (EV) mobile library service, Mangaroa, is coming to Upper Hutt Libraries.

  Blessed by Matua Kura Moeahu of Te Āti Awa, this service provides greater access to library resources around Upper Hutt visiting...
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