Bookmark is our free newsletter and our way of communicating to you about the various events, ideas, opinions, contests and news that will be generated for NZ Book Month.
Sign up - it’s free – and it will mean you’re able to let others in your community know what’s happening for NZ Book Month.
NZ Book Month is on Facebook and Twitter so if you are too, join us. We’ll be quite quiet until 2012 but would still love to hear what you’re reading, see photos of you during NZ Book Month and hear your ideas of how you think we could make NZ Book Month work for you.
This one requires a little more time... but can make a big difference in your community.
The benefits of becoming an Activist are numerous. For you, it’s about sharing the joys of reading and that the power of a book can change lives. Activitists encourage others – children, friends, Mums, Dads, work colleagues – to celebrate their love of books, rekindle a lost passion or start a whole new love affair with reading.
The key way that Activists work for NZ Book Month is through running quality local events. It could be with your work colleagues, your book club, and some friends – or even bigger and in conjunction with your local library, town hall, Maraeor school.
Events can run the gamut from beach barbecues to parades to author readings at restaurants – as long as they celebrate books and reading.
Sign up to be a NZ Book Month Activist and we’ll also support you.
Once you become an Activist, you’ll have special access to the NZ Book Month website and be able to download tips for creating successful events.
“LOTS of people are coming to our event and now we hope the venue is big enough - very exciting! We (library) and the Lazy Lounge Café are getting the same feedback. The "one island one book" certainly has filtered thru the island really well." Waiheke Radio
“We had a fabulous evening with Mary McCallum last night at the Marlborough District Library, with 75 people attending. This was a great event for Marlborough celebrating NZ Book Month ….It was made even more memorable with the attendance of two whalers who live locally. One whom Mary had spent some time with when carrying out her research for her book. We look forward to further evening of this calibre in the future.” Glenn Webster District Libraries Manager Marlborough District Library
“Our NZ Book Month events have gone extremely well with good coverage on key events from local media. Good relationships have been forged… and demand for similar initiatives appears to be high. The Otago Polytechnic is enthusiastic to explore potential synergies between the Dunedin Public Libraries and their courses, offering scope for more educational evenings to be hosted in the future.” Magnetic Poetry