15 March 2007
Get up close and personal with your favourite Chiefs and State Northern Knights at Hamilton City Libraries this month as part of a national campaign to show public libraries as being inspirational, modern and fun.
The nationwide Inspire Me campaign was launched on 11 March. The Chiefs and the Knights are lending their support to Hamilton City Libraries' local initiatives.
On Wednesday, 28 March from 2pm-3pm the Knights are visiting Chartwell, Dinsdale and Hillcrest community libraries. Hamilton Central Library will host the Chiefs on Thursday, 29 March from 11.30am. Both teams will be reading to school children, talking to library patrons and making themselves available for questions.
Patrons of all Hamilton City Libraries can win a chance to see the Chiefs in action. Anyone who issues an item from a Hamilton City Library from now until 27 March can go in the draw to win tickets to the 31 March home-game at Waikato stadium when the Chiefs take on the Blues. Entry boxes will be placed at library counters.
Nationally, several high profile New Zealanders have lent their name to the Inspire Me campaign including Oscar Kightley, Trelise Cooper, Brooke Fraser, Peta Mathias and Daniel Vettori. All personalities have found libraries and reading to be a source of inspiration in their chosen careers and share this message with all New Zealanders through the campaign.
The national Inspire Me campaign is coordinated by Metronet, a group representing the 19 largest metropolitan libraries in New Zealand of which Hamilton City Libraries is a member.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
NAME: Kim Cable
DESIGNATION: Marketing Co-ordinator
TEL (DIRECT): 0 7 838 6956
MOBILE: 021 513 963
FAX (DIRECT): 0 7 838 6858
NAME: Naomi Reynolds
DESIGNATION: Communication Advisor
TEL (DIRECT): 0 7 838 6726
MOBILE: 027 413 3448
FAX (DIRECT): 0 7 838 6761