Libraries at the Festival of Sport

What do Steven Adams, Kobe Bryant, Dan Carter, Valerie Adams, and the Library all have in common?




These sportspeople all have biographies, and the Festival of Sport in Wānaka was a fantastic place to showcase these directly to our sporty community members.


Our budding Community Engagement Librarians Alice and myself tagged along to support the Festival with a selection of sporting Books available for checkout.


We had plenty of great conversations about favourite sports books and biographies. A standout story was with a young 10-year-old who to our surprise had read (with his mum) most of the books on display! He was a keen sportsman and was only interested in reading sports books. Of course, we fully supported this and were lucky enough to have Shane Warne’s book ready to check out – one of the few he hadn’t read! Another happy customer at another successful event.


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