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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?

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 non-readers to pick up a book. After all, reading is one of the most accessible, affordable, and...
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...
Cool writing programme for Teens Cool writing programme for Teens
Jun
2
2020 

Cool writing programme for Teens

Your story matters. Write your story now. WCL has set up a ‘virtual classroom’ for teens who are in isolation. Programme...
Librarians on the front line. Librarians on the front line.
May
15
2020 

Librarians on the front line.

During a crisis, librarians are there on the frontline.  They number among the unsung heroes and heroines. Often ‘second...
Opinion Piece - The New Norm Opinion Piece - The New Norm
Apr
10
2020 

Opinion Piece - The New Norm

I live in a small rural town. For us the lockdown has been heaven. None of the constant traffic or explosions of population during the tourist...
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