Saucy Reading ‘The Day My Bum Went Psycho’ @ Dunedin Public Libraries

September 28, 2009 at 11:50 am | Posted in City Library, Events, Fiction, Free Event, Library Week, Saucy Reading, Suggestions | Leave a comment

Part of the Saucy Readings programme….visitors were able to watch an except from ‘The Day My Bum Went Psycho’.

How? By following Zack Freeman on an adventure with the Bum Hunter across the Windy Desert!

The excitement started with our sneak preview of the Fortune’s latest show!

Thursday 24 September, 4pm
Ground Floor, City Library
Free

After the pictures taken during this event? Visit our Flickr.com photoset for more!.

Dunedin Public Libraries – Why We Are Amazing – August 14th 2009

August 14, 2009 at 10:47 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, Books, City Library, Events, Free Event, Library Week, Library_News, Mosgiel, Port Chalmers, Recent Updates, Waikouaiti, Website | Leave a comment

image - library week 2009This week is Library Week, so we are celebrating just how amazing we are.

Below are some facts (some well known / others not so) that give you a small insight into just how much happens behind the scenes every day. There are a lot of people hard at work to make the library an amazing place to visit every day.

Here’s some bullet points from Fridays list… yes we didn’t post Thursdays to the blog – you need to visit our website for these!

  • Blueskin Bay Library is in the process of getting a new building! You can drive out there to see the proposed model on display.
  • It’s a hard world out there. If you work on the Bookbus you are issued with long johns, a polyprop top and a jacket – Bookbus Librarians work in extreme conditions.
  • The Children’s Storytime in the City Library is extremely popular, and is attended on average by 70 people each session.

Discover more amazing facts on our library website!

Dunedin Public Libraries – Why We Are Amazing – August 12th 2009

August 12, 2009 at 9:16 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, City Library, Events, Free Event, Library Week, Library_News, Mosgiel, Port Chalmers, Recent Updates, Waikouaiti, Website | Leave a comment

image - library week 2009This week is Library Week, so we are celebrating just how amazing we are.

Here are some facts (some well known / others not so) that give you a small insight into just how much happens behind the scenes every day. There are a lot of people hard at work to make the library an amazing place to visit every day.

    • An average of 700 new people join our Library network every month.
    • Looking for some financial help to achieve your dreams? Visit our website, and you will find Fundview and Breakout databases. These provide grant and funding information for community groups and scholarships for school, polytechnic or travel; through to funding for sports and arts schemes; personal development funds; and academic and non-academic funding for individuals.
    • The gold used for decorating the books that come through the Bindery doesn’t have any gold in it! The colour is in fact a pigment.

      Discover more amazing facts on our library website!

      Dunedin Public Libraries – Why We Are Amazing – August 11th 2009

      August 11, 2009 at 8:53 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, City Library, Events, Free Event, Library Week, Library_News, Mosgiel, Port Chalmers, Recent Updates, Waikouaiti, Website | Leave a comment

      image - library week 2009This week is Library Week, so we are celebrating just how amazing we are.

      Here are some facts (some well known / others not so) that give you a small insight into just how much happens behind the scenes every day. There are a lot of people hard at work to make the library an amazing place to visit every day.

      • Our entire Library network issued 1,593,158 items between June 2008 and June 2009.
      • Dunedin Public Libraries holds all current NZ standards, all AS/NZS (Australian/NZ Standards), and all AS that are included in the NZS Catalogue. Other standards can be ordered via our interloan system. However, not all our standards are on the catalogue system, so if you are searching for a standard, check with Information Services before giving up!
      • Each time the Reed Gallery has an exhibition, the Bindery makes supports for the articles on display. Every support is individually designed and handmade to suit the specific requirements of any particular item, and will never be used again once the exhibition is finished

      Discover more amazing facts on our library website!

      Dunedin Public Libraries – Why We Are Amazing – August 10th 2009

      August 10, 2009 at 11:29 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, City Library, Events, Free Event, Library Week, Library_News, Mosgiel, Port Chalmers, Recent Updates, Waikouaiti, Website | Leave a comment

      image - library week 2009This week is Library Week, so we are celebrating just how amazing we are.

      Here are some facts (some well known / others not so) that give you a small insight into just how much happens behind the scenes every day. There are a lot of people hard at work to make the library an amazing place to visit every day.

      • Home Services have only 2.4 full time employees on their team and account for 3.5 percent of the Dunedin Public Library network issues.
      • The Teen Space in the City Library has 4 digital touch-screen listening stations with cordless headphones.
      • Mosgiel was left off all promotions for Chocolate Storytime this year, and it was on purpose. They have been so over-run in the past that only a few posters were made for Mosgiel Library to put up. They still got a great crowd, and it was much more manageable.

      Discover more amazing facts on our library website!

      Library Week 2009 – August 10th – 16th 2009

      August 10, 2009 at 9:18 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, City Library, Events, Library Week, Library_News, Mosgiel, New Zealand, Port Chalmers, Suggestions, Waikouaiti | Leave a comment

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      Library Week 10-16 August 2009 is a week long celebration of libraries and librarianship in New Zealand taking place in public, school, tertiary, special, law and government libraries across New Zealand.

      Find out more by visiting our website.

      Library Week Love Your Library Video Competition – have you entered yet?

      August 7, 2009 at 2:32 pm | Posted in Events, Library Week, Library_News | Leave a comment

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      Here’s an entry from the Library Week Love Your Library Video Competition.

      There’s still time to vote or enter your own clip – but be quick!

      Details can be found on the Library Week website.

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