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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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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 Exchange and Public Library, opened in Wellington in 1841. It was established by a group of the...
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...
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