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Big Library Read returns with Fancy Nancy

The Big Library Read returns on Overdrive with a childrens book in both ebook and audiobook format.

All you young Fancy Nancy fans can read her Super sleuth title until the 30th September.

Many thanks to Jane O'Connor for making this book available worldwide for this time.

More Fancy Nancy books can be found in our libraries in both the First Reader and Picture Book areas


Radio New Zealand podcasts

Did you know that Radio NZ publish podcasts of their book reviews after the live broadcast.

If you miss them just go to podcasts. You can also listen to Readings of short stories and books.


Happy listening

New member of the Order of New Zealand

Emeritus Professor Albert Wendt was invested as a member of the Order of New Zealand yesterday.

As a novelist, poet, playwright and painter he is a well known and respected recipient.


Check our catalogue for the items we hold of his and altough most of them are in Stack, they are available for loan.

Into the River result

Into the River has not been restricted.

The censor has given it an M classification.

This certification is; Unrestricted: suitable for mature audiences 16 years of age and over.

As it had been suggested that it should be considered for censorship, those of you will be relieved that it has been.

Have you sorted your money yet

Where has the week gone? Have you been keeping up with the daily themes for Money week.

Today is think about your future.

'Do something today that your future self will thank you for'.

I am planning Christmas now so that I get the cheaper bookings. This will definitely make January easier for me.

Whether you are looking at the near future or the long term is your choice and both will have even bigger pay offs.

Good luck and have fun with your planning