Guest Speaker Mary McCallum, National Festival Co-ordinator of the 2013 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards talked about what her role involves and how school libraries can help promote this annual event. Librarians Susan Marshall (Chilton St James) and Jane Shallcrass (Wellington High School) followed by sharing library based activities they use to motivate and inspire reading, both in a primary and secondary school setting.
Wellington region SLANZA Treasurer, Lynn Walker, was farewelled and presented with flowers and a gift, in appreciation for all the work she has done in the 7 years years she has been involved with SLANZA, 6 of those as Treasurer. Lynn’s enthusiasm and experience will be missed and we wish Lynn and her husband all the best for their new adventure in Auckland.
The meeting concluded with a group of us going out for dinner and experiencing the theatre and drama of classic Teppanyaki-style cooking at a local Japanese restaurant – great food and dramatics!