reading matters, so let's make public library reader services awesome!

Reading for health partnerships

ALIA has partnered with Think Pink for a national breast cancer awareness promotion in October. They have included a reading list with their downloadable resources. There is some crossover with … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Read like Bowie

David Bowie was an artist to the end, and his work will live on in our hearts and minds. As an extraordinarily creative man, it makes sense that he would … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

rainbow connections 2

Have you had projects that you never got to complete? A to-do list with blank spaces where there should be ticks? A to-be-read pile that, like The Magic Pudding, just … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rainbow connection

Auckland Libraries have made it very easy for the rest of us now to promote those books, magazines and films in our collections that feature LGBTIQ characters, and are by … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Readers services notes 5: Five Star Reviews

Is anyone else leading review writing workshops in public libraries? I’m styling mine like I imagine Laneway Learning does; informal, enjoyable, and with a practical outcome. Do your bookclub members … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

comical phenomenonical: readers advisory and comics

Everyone has the right to read comics and to be respected for it > Girls read comics too Read reviews, interviews and about women in comics. Readers advisory with comics > Some may … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

5 Things Librarians should be doing to champion reading

Just five things, but I’m sure we can think of more… (There’s a lot more to it than recommending a good book to a customer).

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

eBook for Daffodil Day

We launched this eBook on Daffodil Day to support people in their search for information about cancer. I’m over the moon excited about it. The Cancer Council is currently promoting … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment


Why did I never get to check out a comic from the library? I read comics as a kid, and so did my Dad. My Mum still has a fine … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lending eReaders

Our library plans to develop a program this year on lending preloaded eReaders. Many libraries do this already, including a couple of places where I know the librarians so will … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · Leave a comment