Tag Archives: children

#shareGoodstuff

As I started writing, the horrors occurring in the USA were very much on my mind. Then I deleted it and started over. I’ve realised I need more time to process what I’m seeing and hearing before I can say … Continue reading

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This is what matters

Some days are hard, some decisions are hard. But this is why we do what we do. Simple really, isn’t it! Share

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Providing stability in unstable lives

I had a chat with a young library user the other day that got me thinking about all the things we provide that aren’t books. Like friendship, someone to talk to, unconditional acceptance, boundaries, and, for some, a sense of … Continue reading

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Bending the rules like Beckham

Sometimes the rules need to bend, like a shaft of light shining through water. We’re about to start our annual Summer Reading Programme and, in theory at least, the parents need to come in and sign their kids up. Except … Continue reading

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Kids can be so cool

Today a couple of girls asked me for paper and pens, then sellotape. They were making something and couldn’t tell me what it was. Umm, okay. Lots of whispering…. They asked Kay and I to come to the counter for … Continue reading

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In a small town

One of my two libraries is in Patea – population 1,100. Ex Freezing Works town, Decile 1 schools, gang presence, little for the teens to do. In the 2006 census 24% of the population were under 15; 47% of those … Continue reading

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