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Literacy

It’s a big word that means ‘smarts’. “He's got so much going for him—great smarts, good looks and a bright future.”

 

 

Literacy also means the ability to read and write, a person's knowledge of a particular subject or field; to acquire computer literacy, to improve your financial literacy, to recognise emotional literacy, to learn about cultural literacy.  To understand, to know, to feel confident.


Literacy is a system of codes just waiting to be cracked!


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 thing life. Check us out.


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Library News...

What’s happening around the country?

Wellingtonians on the march to save library Wellingtonians on the march to save library
Mar
4
2021 

Wellingtonians on the march to save library

Protestors picket the Manners Street Pop-Up Library

The protest is against the reduction in library resources, among other things, proposed by the Wellington City Council last week. PLNZ Executive Director explains.

An Open Letter to the Mayor of Wellington An Open Letter to the Mayor of Wellington
Mar
2
2021 

An Open Letter to the Mayor of Wellington

Leading literary lights join forces to fight the partial privatisation of the central library building and a cut to the resources budget - books!

The decision by Wellington City Council to cut the book budget and privatise several floors of the planned Wellington Central...
National Strategic Framework receives international recognition National Strategic Framework receives international recognition
Mar
1
2021 

National Strategic Framework receives international recognition

Read and learn what public libraries offer your community.

The National Strategic Framework of New Zealand has been picked up by an Australian library. Every few years, public libraries develop a national...
Seeking Young Writers Seeking Young Writers
Feb
9
2021 

Seeking Young Writers

NZSA Youth Mentorship Programme 2021 now open

The NZSA Youth Mentorship Programme offers aspiring four young writers (aged 15-18) a mentorship, from May to November, and is now open for...
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...
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