Read about the refinements to our 2017 whole-school lending service. 

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This page outlines the steps a school loan coordinator needs to take to request a whole-school or secondary school author/title loan from the National Library.

The school library is at the heart of reading in the school. It can also be a catalyst and important support for putting books in students' hands during the school holidays.

'Christmas bells, those Christmas bells’. Christmas around the world, crafts and activities to do and make, to celebrate that special time of year. Learn the meaning of Christmas and how different cultures celebrate. These resources have been selected to support this popular topic – Christmas. SCIS 1646394...


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09 November 2016

Like Mary Poppins’ magical carpet bag, this Gecko Press Annual, edited by Kate De Goldi and Susan Paris, is a virtual bag of tricks — you can open the pages and discover, seemingly endlessly, one surprising delight after another.

01 December 2016

On Thursday 24 November, Waikato Picturebook Research Unit, otherwise known as WaiPRU, hosted its inaugural symposium with the theme centred around ‘Diversity of Picture Books’. There were 14 presentations, discussing a number of different topics related to the theme and a number of staff from Services to Schools were lucky enough to attend.

Services to Schools Changes 2016

In 2016, National Library changed the services it provides to schools.

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