Reading changed my life
Here is another amazing children's author who is supporting our campaign.
Thank you Swapna Haddow.
Gerald Rillstone interviewed librarians from Wainuiomata and Rāroa Intermediates about the School Libraries Transform campaign. Both librarians stressed the importance of having a well supported school library at their schools but that not all schools in Aotearoa New Zealand are as lucky.
"Long time Wainuiomata Intermediate school librarian Nanette Meadows knows only too well the importance of a well resourced library."
"Rāroa Normal Intermediate School Library manager Clare Forrest is a passionate advocate for school libraries and says there is no mandate by the
Ministry of Education for a school to have a library."
Help fight for all schools in New Zealand by signing the campaign petition.
Two of the important services that school librarians provide for their students and school communities are readers advisory and collection management. What that means is that school librarians find and purchase the best books that will serve the needs of their users, and then they make sure they get into the hands of those that need them.
All students in Aotearoa need books containing te reo and written by Māori. Here is a collection of some of them.
Schools without libraries or librarians have more trouble making this happen.
SLANZA - School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa