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Library Connect - September 2015
From time to time we have competitions for our members to enter. Recently we offered our child members the opportunity to participate in a ‘Show or Tell’ competition, that was hosted by libraries in the Waikato/King Country region to celebrate the finalists in the recent New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. They needed to choose any book by the nominated authors and illustrators, and then ‘show’ (draw a picture) or ‘tell’ (write about the book). We were so happy to hear that two of our library members had been successful and had won prizes in this competition. Congratulations to Calin and Madison.
Win wonderful book prizes provided by LIANZA, The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa.
In conjunction with LIANZA, the School for Young Writers invites you to express your thoughts and feelings about the people who make reading, learning and entertainment possible: yes, LIBRARIANS!
To celebrate these unsung heroes of literacy we invite you to write:
An Ode to Librarians
Deadline: 11 September
For more Information go to: http://www.schoolforyoungwriters.org/odeCompetition/odeComp.pdf
Libraries and pizza - two key ingredients in a fun initiative to give kids an appetite for reading.
This could be you after reading seven books to fill up your pizza wheel!
Find out more about the Pizza Challenge
We may not have a mobile library – but last month we asked for volunteer book buddies who could deliver and return books for someone in their area who can’t get to the library easily.
Thanks to a tremendous response from members of the community, our libraries can now offer a ‘housebound’ service in urban Paeroa, Ngatea and Waihi. We already know this will be appreciated by some of our senior patrons who really miss visiting the library as they used to.
There may be also be residents we don’t know of who wish they could use the library, but can no longer drive or have restricted mobility. If this is you, please contact your local library!
If you are not a library member, one of our friendly staff can visit you to set up membership and find out what kinds of books you enjoy.
Macmillan Australia eBooks have recently been added to Overdrive.
This catalogue includes titles from well-known authors, such as: David Baldacci, Di Morrissey, Liane Moriaty, Matthew Reilly, Jeffrey Archer, Lola Berry, John Marsden and Andy Griffiths and many more.
The New Zealand is a hot topic around the country at the moment. The following link will give you an insight into the history of the current flag we all know, as well as previous and other official flags.
Flags of New Zealand
Once again we will have the services of a computor mentor available at the Paeroa Library.
If you would like to know more please inquire from our helpful librarians.
Do you borrow creative books, crafts, cooking, etc? Why not bring in your creations to show our librarians who will be keen to take photos or perhaps even offer to taste test the occasional cooking treat.
One clever reader borrowed the book Patchwork Bags and brought in her finished products to show us.
Choose a group to see titles we have recently ordered
Choose a group to see which titles are new to the library
Your library's resources are as easy to use as the Internet, without the hassle or risk.
Did you know that fewer than 10% of search-engine results offer relevant research information?
Wikipedia and other user-generated sites can be a starting point for research, but even Wikipedia warns it "makes no guarantee of validity".
Your library's online resources contain only authentic, expert-chosen books, images, newspapers, magazines, audio/video and interactive tools. You can trust the content.
See our full list of online resources.
Our ebook and audiobook download service using OverDrive has been live for a while now and is proving popular.
The National Library's Print Disabilities Service offers audio books to adults, young adults and children who have a print disability. Find out more
Read the comments on our latest selection of Readers Choice Reviews. You can even add your own comments on a book you have read.
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Or...learn how to coach someone with low literacy skills.
Find out more on the Adult Literacy Trust website www.adultliteracy.ws
In the NZ Today magazine there is even a great article on Paeroa called "Putting the fizz back in the Hauraki Plains". You can find this magazine in all three of our libraries, plus many other popular magazines.
Would you like to receive some free one-on-one help on writing your CV, setting up an email account or any other computer related things you might want to know about?
If this sounds like you, please let us know what type of help you require and we will set up a date and time with our computer mentor that suits.