Thanks to the team at Lower Hutt War Memorial Library for hosting our first Wellington Region SLANZA meeting for 2013.
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!
SLANZA Wellington Region Meeting Wednesday 27 February 2013
War Memorial Library, Lower Hutt
Guest Speaker: Mary McCallum
Mary will talk about her role as National Festival Co-ordinator of the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards.
Learn how school libraries can help promote this annual event which rewards excellence in children’s literature by recognising the best books for children and teenagers published annually in New Zealand
Need some practical ideas for planning a successful event to inspire reading?
Find out how other librarians use library based activities to motivate and inspire reading, both in a primary and secondary school setting.
Jane Shallcrass (Wellington High School) and Susan Marshall (Chilton St James) will share some ways they promote events such as NZ Post Book Awards, Library Week and Poetry Week.
Discussion groups will follow for sharing of ideas amongst your colleagues.
Worked up an appetite?
Join us at Ichiban Teppanyaki and experience the theatre of classic Teppanyaki-style cooking.
For large groups a set menu is recommended (please reply by RSVP date as needed for restaurant booking)
Time : 3.45pm for 4.00pm – 5.00pm (followed by dinner if you wish)
Place: Hutt City War Memorial Library- Mezzanine Floor, cnr Queens Drive & Woburn Road
Parking –customer car park or free 2 Hour parking on Woburn Rd or Market Grove.
RSVP: by Friday 22nd February to Judith.McGhie@huttcity.govt.nz
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