About

The National Library Services to Schools (S2S) provides resources, expertise, programmes and services to support literacy, learning, school libraries and their services.

Services to Schools was developed over 70 years ago to ensure access to books for all schools in New Zealand. Over the years it has strengthened networks, developed partnerships and national programmes, and worked with the library and education sector to support literacy initiatives and school library transformation.

Services to Schools programmes and services aim to:

  • create engaged and motivated readers through reading for pleasure
  • develop skilled users and creators of information
  • connect young people to their culture and heritage
  • develop library and information services.

Our services to educators include our lending service, which lends over 1.5 million resources to support schools. Advisory Services offers advice on all aspects of school library development and management. It also delivers professional development and targeted programmes supporting literacy and learning.

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