Dunedin Public Libraries


This issue, we welcome to Dunedin two inspiring initiatives to motivate writers and readers: Flash Fiction and the Book Discussion Scheme. We make the libraries come alive with the sound of music, visit crime upon the Heritage collections, and celebrate 150 years of library books on Blueskin Bay. Plus sublime poetry, book recommendations, and some behind-the-scenes secrets of the Library. Feeling spoiled yet? Well, there's always chocolate!


  1. New Zealand Music Month: The Sounds of May  

    What is it about live music in the libraries that appeals to Dunedin audiences? Read more…
  2. Powering up the hunt for the next good read

    The library catalogue is a gateway to the wealth of physical and online resources that Dunedin Public Libraries provides it members. Read more…
  3. What’s On…  

    Music, books, stories and a special Library's birthday. We've got it all going on in the Libraries this issue. Plus the poetry of ... Read more…
  4. Should you think too much!  

    Poetry by Ann Jacobsen Read more…
  5. SCOTTISH CRIME RULES!  

    Scottish crime fiction, aka Tartan Noir, is very popular, with names like Ian Rankin and Quintin Jardine known worldwide.  Read more…
  6. Book Review: Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars

    A Novel  by Miranda Emmerson. Read more…
  7. What a Crime!  

    City Library’s 3rd floor turns to murder Read more…
  8. What's New McNab  

    The latest in the New Zealand collection. Read more…
  9. National Flash Fiction Day

    June 22nd is National Flash Fiction Day (NFFD) in Aotearoa. Read more…
  10. Why?

    Poetry by Joan Anderson Read more…
  11. Dunedin Writers’ Workshop  

    The Dunedin Writers’ Workshop welcomes all writers, hobbyist or professional. Read more…
  12. What’s weeding got to do with books?  

    The same consideration is given to maintaining our shelves as it is to filling them, especially when a book is out of print or otherwise ... Read more…
  13. Wild about Book Night 

    Kiwi business owner Steven Wild finished high school having never read a novel. Read more…
  14. A Word in Your Ear: Three Librarians on the Bay  

    This issue, we are celebrating 150 years of community-driven library service at Waitati. Read more…
  15. Treasures from the Stacks 

    Finding hidden gems in the library basement. Read more…
  16. Non-fiction highlights

    A selection of new arrivals to our shelves.  Read more…
  17. Desert Island Books  

    Our castaways for this issue are the fabulous staff from our bindery. Read more…
  18. What's New Teen Space

    A selection of recommended new titles for young adults. Read more…
  19. Kids’ Picks  

    A selection of recommended reads for children. Read more…