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Kia ora! Welcome to Public Libraries of New Zealand

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?

Funding supports library sector Funding supports library sector
Jul
6
2021 

Funding supports library sector

The New Zealand Libraries Partnership Programme (NZLPP) has created 180 library roles.

July 2020. The New Zealand Libraries Partnership Programme (NZLPP) funding package is established to retain and support librarians and library services so they can further help community recovery from COVID-19. This has enabled free and easy...
Matariki Matariki
Jul
2
2021 

Matariki

Cultural Literacy: understanding diverse views, learning about other traditions, sharing language.

Matariki is a cluster of stars visible in the night sky during our winter.  This year, it appears iin the dawn sky it...
Introducing PLNZ Introducing PLNZ
Jun
28
2021 

Introducing PLNZ

Public Libraries of New Zealand

Promoting and supporting public libraries in New Zealand. so they can continue to provide a vital service, improve community well-being, and...
Fiona Farrell: Library books were our way out, our way up! Fiona Farrell: Library books were our way out, our way up!
Jun
18
2021 

Fiona Farrell: Library books were our way out, our way up!

We resurrected a library that was shaken to pieces. Surely we can repair one that’s showing its age.

Fiona Farrell writes about her love of libraries in this arresting essay commissioned by Public Libraries and published by the Spinoff. 

Minister thanks public libraries for their contribution Minister thanks public libraries for their contribution
Jun
1
2021 

Minister thanks public libraries for their contribution

Last week public library managers from around the country gathered in Wellington for their annual forum.

Rachel Esson, Te Pouhuaki National Librarian, introduced Hon Jan Tinetti, Minister of Internal Affairs, at the Public Libraries New Zealand (PLNZ)...
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