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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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Tauranga Library Celebrates 150 years Tauranga Library Celebrates 150 years
Apr
6
2021 

Tauranga Library Celebrates 150 years

Sowing the seeds of future generations!

On this day, 7 April 1871, three men had a meeting at the Masonic Hotel about providing the local community with reading material. Little did they know this would sow the seeds of the library that Tauranga enjoys today.

Te Pouhuaki | National Librarian, Rachel Esson, explains Te Pouhuaki | National Librarian, Rachel Esson, explains
Mar
15
2021 

Te Pouhuaki | National Librarian, Rachel Esson, explains

National Library's process of culling the Overseas Published Collections (OPC).

Libraries have been around for thousands of years. If society kept everything ever written whether, on tablet, scroll, parchment or...
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...
Temporary closure for Napier Library. Temporary closure for Napier Library.
Jan
14
2021 

Temporary closure for Napier Library.

"Safety is our priority" says Council.

Initial problems with the library's' sprinkler system could bring down the roof in a seismic event, says Council.

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