Get teens reading!

Teenagers these days seem to have phones glued to their hands. This is all very well but trying to decipher a text sent by one of them leaves me worried about the state of the English language. Surely before you start breaking the rules of the English language you have to know them first? I…
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Credo – not just a pretty face

The  Credo Online Reference platform has had a makeover. It continues to offer searchable online reference books but it is now on a sleek new platform. Credo's creator has called this product  "the librarian’s answer to Wikipedia”! They believe that many people turn to Wikipedia when they are just starting to look for something whereas you…
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Think Library, Think Diversity

The face of New Zealand is changing. Made up of 213 ethnicities, we’re one of the most diverse nations in the world. Spearheaded by the huge rise in migrant workers and refugees, our diversity offers opportunities and challenges. Human Rights Commission Christchurch City Libraries values and embraces diversity. On 24 and 25 August, a number…
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I am on the road again

I first got the travel bug on my 10th birthday when my best friends and I went to see Cliff Richard in Summer Holiday.  I was smitten and not just with Cliff. To buy a big bus and you and all of your friends head off to Greece! Or anywhere for that matter. My girlfriend’s…
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Bee Aware Month

My neighbours are doing it. Michelle Obama is doing it. They’re keeping bees! The National Beekeepers’ Association of New Zealand is highlighting the importance of bees, and this month is Bee Aware Month. Bees around the world are in trouble. A world without bees would be a very bleak place indeed. Much of our food depends on…
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