New Christchurch Library Set to Wow in 2018

Christchurch City Council today agreed to call for expressions of interest from contractors to build a new library of about 9,850 m2 at a total cost of up to $85 million. The Council is to pay $75 million along with a philanthropic contribution of $10 million. The...

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....
Neighbours Day Aotearoa

The Countdown is on! Neighbours Day March 28-29

The Countdown is on! Neighbours Day Aotearoa March 28-29.

Public Libraries of New Zealand see’s Neighbours Day as a great fit with much of what they stand for and are proud to be part of Neighbours Day.

Wondering what Neighbours day Aoteroa is all about? In a nutshell, it’s about getting neighbours connected, having fun and making friends close to home.

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.

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.

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.