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It takes a Village to foster reading
Lilliput Libraries are a Dunedin phenomenon but the concept has spread to Canterbury, thanks to a BDS staff member and her local Presbyterian church. Annie Boardman, who works part-time at BDS...
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'All the Presidents' a fitting acknowledgement
Napier 021 remembered their former member Sean Hickling, who sadly passed away last year in his 41st year, by donating a book to Napier Boys' High School. Convenor of the group, Shirley...
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A Capital Opera Cake
To celebrate its 21st birthday in February, book group Wellington 102 enjoyed a very special layer cake. Called an "opera" cake, it featured miniature chocolate books made by a culinary student...
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Childhood biking misadventure didn’t deter a love of books
A childhood misadventure on a bicycle did not deter newly resigned staff member Vicky Jones from developing a love of books. Vicky, who has spent the past nine years working part-time as a...
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Living it, not just reading about it
An Auckland based BDS book group aren't just reading about overseas experiences, they're going to live one. The 11-member group, comprising 4 men and 7 women, plan to spend 10 days together in Italy...
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East Cape Enthusiasm
Sunny Gisborne is welcoming the new reading year with enthusiasm. Vicky Mottart, of the coastal suburb of Wainui, emailed to say her first book group meeting of the year was full of hubbub and...
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Photo & Captions of BDS groups
Staff were blown away with the responses by groups to our call for a short description of why you like your book group. We laughed, almost cried and felt genuinely proud of the amazing bonds many of...
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More Book Group Photos & Captions
We read so many amazing descriptions of book groups, that we ended up awarding bundles of ex-Scheme books as well as our main prizes. Merit awards have been sent to: Longevity award  Jude...
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It's a wrap
An industrious Northland group returned their November bookset in a unique wrapper. Cath Stanaway of Northland 003 posted back ten copies of Second Chances, by Hawkes Bay writer Charity Norman,...
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LitCrawl and an extravagance of writers
The Capital City "did it again" according to the organisers of the LitCrawl Festival in early November - and BDS members were in the thick of the gathered readers. The festival, which is a series of...
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Be part of the 'nationwide family of readers' on Book Night, Tuesday 22 May. You can join in from home, work or wherever you are on the... Read More


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