Libraries Celebrate NZ Music Month

May is NZ Music Month, where Kiwis celebrate all that’s great about NZ music. Libraries up and down NZ are getting involved. Auckland Libraries have a city-wide programme. Their line up features workshops, performances and other events as well as huge selection...

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.

End Child Poverty With Literacy

While Public Libraries of New Zealand welcomes budget measures aimed at low income families with a view to ending child poverty, they also say more focus is needed on literacy to break the poverty cycle. According to Public Libraries of New Zealand chair, Marion Read;...

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

Media coverage for The 2014/15 summer reading programmes was huge, which helped build awareness of the issue with more kids taking part in summer reading programmes. The Summer Reading Programme kicked off during early December, and continued throughout January....

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.