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 We are OPEN! 

Happy New Year everyone! We hope you managed to read a lot during your holiday. 

The BDS Office is back to usual hours. We look forward to hearing from you. Don’t forget to send in any late enrolments (if your membership expired at the end of last year) asap, please, so there’s no delay in receiving your first book set for 2018.

 

 Join in! 

Is your new year resolution to read more and join a book club? Great! You have come to the right place!

Information about existing BDS groups looking for members is on our interactive map  www.bds.org.nz/join

if you’d prefer to form your own group, then we can send you our FREE info pack and catalogue of books. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to ask for yours.

 

 Book Group Reading Challenge 

 

 

New year, new challenge?

How about taking up our book group reading challenge. It involves reading a book from each of the criteria listed on the attached poster. (Click on graphic above to open full size version of the checklist. Print off...and complete...)

 

 Read all about it 

If you missed seeing the photos of book groups from our Christmastime competition, check out the Book Group Photos & Captions in News or on our Facebook page.

 

 

 Found...and lost 

Staff have found a silver bookmark, a silver ring, and a set of keys with a Challenge key ring on them. We also have some old black and white photos. To claim anything, please describe it to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , then it's yours! 

It's a salient reminder to check inside books before returning them to us! Thanks. 

 Date for Book Night 2018  

Book Night 2018 will be on Tuesday 22 May. 

It's a nationwide reading event for all ages. If you, your organisation, a school or library would like to run a reading event (collaboratively with BDS or on your own) as part of Book Night, please contact BDS.

As for the event itself, it's about getting together with your whanau, workmates, fellow commuters... and reading for 15 minutes or more - wherever you are and whoever you are with! Then you record your participation on our interactive map of NZ and go into a prize draw. 

Essential info is available now (bds.org.nz/booknight) and the facility to list your event and download posters etc will be available in February. 

 

 Want 8000 more kids to read? 

 

 

Will you join the NZ Book Council in bringing 80 more writers to 80 more schools, to inspire 8000 more Kiwi kids to read and write creatively?

BDS is endorsing this '80 More' project and invites you and your book group to support it. See details here or print out the form from our website.

 

 Literary news   

 #ReadtoSucceed 

 Why Read? Hear why from these Kiwis. (A NZ Book Council campaign) 

 Events 

For a comprehensive list of literary and book festivals, see the NZ Book Council website event listings

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