Children’s Choice – December 2009 Issue

December 7, 2009 at 12:17 pm | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Books, Children's, City Library, Fiction, Library_News, Mosgiel, New Zealand, Non-Fiction, Port Chalmers, Recent Updates, Reviews, Suggestions, Waikouaiti, Website | Leave a comment

The latest issue of Children’s Choice has been published and contains a good list of books for kids spanning fiction, non-fiction, picture books as well as news updates from staff working in the children’s area.

Head over to our library website to read the latest issue.

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Summer Reading Programme 2009-2010

November 20, 2009 at 12:10 pm | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, Books, Children's, Events, Fiction, Free Event, Library_News, Mosgiel, New Zealand, Non-Fiction, Port Chalmers, Recent Updates, Suggestions, Waikouaiti, Website, Young Adult | Leave a comment

We hope you have a great time over the summer holidays and are excited about striving to meet your reading challenge which begins on Friday 11 December 2009.

Remember – books are a great way to discover new stuff and use your imagination.

Export yourself to a new world through books and make your way to another dimension!

More details can be found on our library website.

Library Mix – October 13 2009

October 15, 2009 at 10:31 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, Books, Children's, City Library, DVD, Events, Fiction, Library Radio Show, Library_News, Mosgiel, Music, Non-Fiction, Port Chalmers, Recent Updates, Reviews, Suggestions, Waikouaiti, Website | Leave a comment

Here’s the latest episode of our radio show now available online.

You can download past episodes of the show from our library website.

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Blueskin Bay Library Newsetter – September 2009

September 7, 2009 at 10:25 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Library Publications, Library_News, Recent Updates, Website | 2 Comments

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The latest Blueskin Bay Library newsletter (September 2009) is available now.

Our website has a comprehensive list of library publications for you to download and enjoy.

www.dunedinlibraries.govt.nz – library publications

NB Issue 06: September 2009

September 7, 2009 at 10:19 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, Books, City Library, Library Publications, Library_News, Mosgiel, Port Chalmers, Recent Updates, Suggestions, Waikouaiti, Website | Leave a comment

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The latest issue of Dunedin Public Libraries publication NB is now available at any branch of the DPL network and also online as a downloadable .pdf document.

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!

Library Mix – August 11th 2009

August 14, 2009 at 10:34 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, City Library, e-resource, Library Radio Show, Library_News, Mosgiel, Music, New Zealand, Port Chalmers, Recent Updates, Suggestions, Waikouaiti, Website | Leave a comment

Here’s the latest episode of our radio show now available online.

You can download past episodes of the show from our library website.

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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!

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