A father and his son reading together

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When school staff, school and public libraries, and families and whānau work together they form the community of support needed to create students who read for pleasure.

While reading is often private, it’s also social as people share, discuss and review what they read within and across their communities.


A bookshelf at home

Reading at home ​Find out how to be an effective reading role model and help your child become a reader for life. This is one of the most powerful things you can do to enhance their literacy and learning outcomes.​

A boy fills up his bag with books to read at home

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Home-school reading partnerships Learn how to create a culture of reading that extends beyond school walls through home-school partnerships, and why it's important. This guide includes ​strategies parents and whānau​ can use to support their children as readers.

Reading Together Programme workshop St Jospehs Otahuhu

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Reading Together programme Learn about the Reading Together® programme, which helps parents and whānau support their children’s reading at home. Find out how the National Library can support schools implementing the Reading Together® programme.​