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Kia ora! Welcome to Public Libraries of New Zealand

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?

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!

Public Libraries helping Job Seekers Public Libraries helping Job Seekers
Sep
8
2020 

Public Libraries helping Job Seekers

Fantastic resources available anytime, anywhere - and they are completely free!

Keep calm and keep on learning! 

The History of Public Libraries in New Zealand The History of Public Libraries in New Zealand
Sep
3
2020 

The History of Public Libraries in New Zealand

Ever wondered when and where the first library was built in New Zealand?

Read about our long and interesting history - thanks to the NZHistory.govt.nz New Zealand’s first public library, The Port Nicholson...
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