LIANZA created the first award for children’s fiction in New Zealand in 1945 and libraries have played a vital role in celebrating and supporting literature for children and young adults ever since.
The New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults are a highlight each year. Over the last two years, LIANZA and Zealand Book Awards Trust have supported public and school libraries to create engaging online events and virtual storytimes featuring finalist books, their authors and illustrators.
We hope your library can join us this year and host an event.
This year we want to give your library more time to plan to be involved and invite you to attend a Q&A on Tuesday March 15 at 1pm.
Books Alive finalist events – are created by your library with one of the finalists, recorded on Zoom by LIANZA, and shared online.
If your library has been involved before, come and share your ideas and tips. If this is new to your library, come and find out how you can be involved.
This is the timeline for events this year:
This year the event co-ordinator is Angie Cairncross, LIANZA communications advisor.
Any questions ? Contact her on her email here
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