Let us know how you plan to celebrate Pink Shirt Day in your library + win!
Pink Shirt Day on Friday 21 May 2021 is about working together to stop bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting positive social relationships. Led by the Mental Health Foundation with support from InsideOUT, the Peace Foundation, New Zealand Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA), Youthline, Te Kaha O Te Rangatahi Trust, the Human Rights Commission, Bullying-Free NZ Week, Cook Islands Development Agency, and Pacific Business Trust.
As part of our campaign, we produce a Good Reads feature https://www.pinkshirtday.org.nz/good-reads/ which includes reviews of books for children and young adults with bullying prevention themes. We had another great response to our Facebook call out for reviewers and have now added this fresh content.
All of the reviews can be downloaded to print, making them a dream for your book display planning for the week.
Our campaign survey showed that 30% of those surveyed used the reviews as part of their celebrations, with most of them noting they would also refer to them throughout the year when looking for book reviews on topics like anxiety, bullying, feeling different and resiliency.
We would love to see what libraries around New Zealand are doing for the week! Send in photos of your displays or activities to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 28 May and you will go in the draw for a $50 countdown gift card (that would make a great morning tea treat for staff!). See terms & conditions here: https://mentalhealth.org.nz/terms-and-conditions-for-contests-and-giveaways#2021-pink-shirt-day-nz-libraries-giveaway