Game Coding Workshops

Check out our Gamefroot online games workshops

Looking for something different to do during the school holidays? Into online gaming? Teachers, want to get some insight into gaming strategy and design? Young people and their teachers can come along to a local library and learn about online game coding and strategy for free…...

Role and value of public libraries

Public libraries sit at the heart of their communities. They help create a sense of belonging and they respond to the needs of the people who use them. They celebrate cultural diversity, and they help promote understanding between different cultural groups.

Public libraries provide opportunities for lifelong learning. They help children and young people develop imagination and creativity, and they give adults the opportunity to learn about their cultural heritage, and about the arts, science and technology.

A is for Alphabet this summer at the library

Learn your ABC’s this summer at a fun new exhibition at Auckland’s Central City Library. ABC: Decorative Initials and Alphabets will feature distinctive designs and typography from some of the rare books and medieval manuscripts held in Auckland Libraries’ Sir George Grey Special Collections.

Our Strategic Framework

“Public Libraries of New Zealand – A Strategic Framework 2012 – 2017” charts the future of public libraries in New Zealand. It is designed to help libraries, and their local councils to extend their services through new technology, and improve their efficiency through partnerships and alliances.

Summer Reading Gets Big Media Response

The summer slide is about to a lack of access to learning resources over the summer period. Students can go from daily reading at school to almost no reading during the six week summer break. By the time they return back to school the reading levels of many has slumped.

About Us

Public Libraries of New Zealand leads the debate on the future of public libraries. We advocate for the continuous improvement of public libraries to meet the evolving needs of local communities.

We bring together the leaders in the public library sector to ensure that local services in New Zealand continue to meet the needs of New Zealanders from Cape Reinga to Bluff.