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Life Through Lockdown Life Through Lockdown
Mar
10
2021 

Life Through Lockdown

A book of poems

During Level 4, Manawatu District Libraries ran a poetry competition asking the community to share their feelings and experiences and then published a runaway success!

Author shares her love of public libraries. Author shares her love of public libraries.
Mar
8
2021 

Author shares her love of public libraries.

Commissioned by Public Libraries of New Zealand, Briar Grace Smith writes about her local library. 

The first in a series of essays commissioned by PLNZ, Briar Grace-Smith's essay, "To My Local" can be read in The...
Wellingtonians on the march to save library Wellingtonians on the march to save library
Mar
4
2021 

Wellingtonians on the march to save library

Protestors picket the Manners Street Pop-Up Library

The protest is against the reduction in library resources, among other things, proposed by the Wellington City Council last week. PLNZ Executive...
An Open Letter to the Mayor of Wellington An Open Letter to the Mayor of Wellington
Mar
2
2021 

An Open Letter to the Mayor of Wellington

Leading literary lights join forces to fight the partial privatisation of the central library building and a cut to the resources budget - books!

The decision by Wellington City Council to cut the book budget and privatise several floors of the planned Wellington Central...
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...
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