Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
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NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2017

 In little over a month, the finalists of one of the largest and most exciting children's literature events of the year-the New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults- will be announced, and we'd love the support of libraries in promoting these wonderful home- grown New Zealand kids' books. 

Here are 10 things you can do to promote and engage with the awards:

  1. Order bookmarks (displaying the finalists) for your library.  You can order up to 20 (at no charge) – just complete this form by the 19th of May 2017. 
  2. Download a finalist poster after 7 June 2017 here.
  3. Create a finalist book display
  4. Connect on social media 
  5. Watch out for news items about the shortlist announcement from 7 June and share them on your Facebook page.
  6. Organise a finalist event with any local authors.
  7. Read and review short-listed titles, or get your favourite book-loving child customers to become special reviewers for your library and share the reviews on your social media pages or in the library.
  8. Organise a story-time session – tots and pre-school; everyone loves a picture book!
  9. Have a special book group session for children and teens with a finalist theme.
  10. Make sure you have as many of the finalist titles on your shelves as possible.


Please note orders for bookmarks and posters displaying the finalists close on Friday 19th May. 


Get in touch with Joanna at LIANZA or Belinda at the New Zealand Book Awards Trust  if you have any questions.

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