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Inked at the library: Skin stories

More great examples of words off the page and into people’s lives. Everybody* has a tattoo these days. Libraries and people work well together – how ingenious to share people’s ink stories. Inked … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

The Reading Hour downloads

  Good news for libraries getting ready to promote reading events over the coming six weeks… The Reading Hour has downloadable posters, logos and web banners available for use here. … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

prescriptive bibliotherapy: possibilities part 3

Prescriptive Bibliotherapy Prescriptive Bibliotherapy requires strong partnerships with medical professionals to recommend authoritative resources for use as ‘reading prescriptions’ supplied by the library service. (Jennie Bolitho, 2009) Books on Prescription schemes are … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

creative bibliotherapy: possibilities part 2

Creative, or social, bibliotherapy is another strong example of a connection-based community service gaining ground in public library service. With a focus on social inclusion and community collaborations, creative bibliotherapy programs … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

knit one read one knit 5000

Knitting and crochet have their own languages, much like music and mechanical engineering do. There are abbreviations and patterns to read and techniques to master. What an opportunity for libraries … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

romance lovematch reading map

Another day, another brilliant reading map visualisation from my dear friend Sally Pewhairangi – great for English class novel analysis and as a group activity for bookclubs. What fun! Think … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment