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Your Library Newsletter - Issue 15

While the library is closed, the library team are keeping busy with lots of activities:

  • Seth, Barry and Sue are helping Manawatu District Council to deliver supplies and prescriptions to those in need.
  • Adie and Vicki are Essential Service Workers in Council's Emergency Response Centre.
  • Kirsty is busy cataloguing our new content at home ready for reopening.
  • Warrick is making STEAM videos with his children for you to view from home.
  • The rest of us are keeping the online resources ticking over, responding to your emails/messages on social media and thinking of new activities we can get stuck into when we're open again.
Click here for Manawatu District Council's COVID-19 response page
Click here to suggest eBooks to add to the library's collection
We are all experiencing a time in our lives where what we want most in the world is out of reach - our family, our friends, our colleagues, our normalcy. For the first time, instead of banding together to fight this burden we must stay apart - Distance makes us Stronger!

During this time, don't worry about your due dates, or needing to renew, we'll sort it all. There will be no fines either.

Our library team are still working behind the scenes to make sure online content is available for you to access, and to make sure you can still login. You can contact us via email library@mdc.govt.nz or use facebook messenger if you need to contact us. The phones are not being manned.
During the Self-Isolation period to minimise the spread of COVID-19, write us a poem (or two, or several) about your experiences during this time. 

We'll publish them all on Facebook (unless content isn't suitable) and at the end of the self-isolation period, the poems Mayor Helen likes the most will win a prize.
The poem below "Good Teddy" was submitted by Dan Poe.

There's four prizes to be won - one for Seniors (65+), one for Adults (18-64), one for Youth (11-17) and one for Kids (up to age 10).

"Together we can slow the spread"
Click here to enter the Poetry Competition

"I've read all the books by this author, who else writes like that?"

Well, now you can have a look - Who Else Writes Like is here to help.

Once logged in, you can simply follow the links to find an author whose books you like, and see which other writers are recommended underneath.

All you need is your library card number to start browsing for new authors to read!

Click here to check out Who Else Writes Like
This is perfect timing! Our new subscription for kids starts today - ZooWhiz.
You'll need your library card number for access.
Over 17,000 activities comprehensively covering a huge range of mathematics topics; word skills including punctuation, spelling, grammar, vocabulary and phonics and reading with an emphasis on phonemics, comprehension and text types.
Click here to access ZooWhiz
We know you miss getting out the house and joining us for our after school activities - so here's Warrick and his girls with some STEAM Family Fun activities you can do at home!
Don't forget to check out all our Digital Library resources to help keep your minds happy during this isolation period.
Click here to view our full Digital Library
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