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Statitics vs perception

I’m the first to admit there are times when I’ve wanted to save a book from weeding just because I like it or think it’s ‘worthy’ somehow. Haven’t we all? Recent news articles about some USA librarians creating fake patrons … Continue reading

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When a teen greets you

I mentioned this on Twitter but wanted to expand on it a bit. A young teen, who I have known for a few years now, appeared in my office the other day. He flopped down with a “sup Cath?” and … Continue reading

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My word for 2016 is…

Each year I choose a word that centres me, a word I come back to when I need reminding of my focus and of what’s important to me. I put a lot of thought into my word and surround myself … Continue reading

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We pulled things apart!

The school holidays were amazing; the libraries were busy and the staff cope incredibly well with a full programme of events. With the help of Connor from IT, and a whole heap of donated old stuff, we pulled things apart … Continue reading

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Keeping kids interested

Today we talked about school holidays and what kids really enjoy doing. We talked about football in the library, broken windows, lack of space – and trying different things. We’ve been talking in recent months about ensuring we tie what we do into … Continue reading

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Photo time: at my libraries

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#CreativeCrates – tiny maker spaces

I don’t remember exactly how the conversation started but Pam, our District Children’s Librarian, phoned and asked if she could make a tiny #MakerSpace using Lego and a crate. Yeah, sure. We’d been thinking about ways to encourage people into … Continue reading

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A word to guide me in 2015

Each year I choose a word that centres me, a word I come back to time and again when I need reminding of my focus and of what’s important to me. This year my word was kindness and, in some … Continue reading

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Do you know your purpose?

I was reading a Cody McFayden book recently – wonderfully terrifying stories btw – and Agent Smoky identified someone’s higher power as “she lives to be useful”. Smoky talked about people’s higher power a couple of times; the idea that there … Continue reading

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My struggle with Te Reo

I passed SC maths with 51%, and failed UE maths with 49%. In my 20s I decided to try again and did an intro paper through Massey Uni. I completed the first couple of chapters and thought I’d cracked it. … Continue reading

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