New Zealanders Love Public Libraries

I created this video in honour of the All Blacks winning the Rugby World Cup and the launch of the LIANZA advocacy tools portal.

[Added 6:20pm 27 Oct 2011: Statistics from LIANZA. Images: Microsoft PowerPoint clipart. Music: composed & performed by Peter John Ross, courtesy of (CC-BY).]

It was initially inspired by this video from Ireland.


  1. Sally, this is fantastic – and funtastic. I especially like the comparison with pies.

    1. Sally says:

      Thank you for also posting it on your blog. I particularly liked your reference to rugby, reading and pies 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    Kia ora Sally!

    I love your video – clever, simple and yet incredibly effective and informative. I have sent it to my daughter’s school so she can spread the word.

    Mauri ora

    1. Sally says:

      Thanks Trish 🙂

  3. Very interesting facts! Great presentations

  4. Wow amazing facts, just think we could form the “Library Party” get our patrons to vote for us and have a landslide victory

  5. amwigley says:

    That’s very good. It’s interesting to see the figures presented as a comparison to something that is currently on everyone’s mind. If the video was shown to a wider audience i.e. the NZ public, I’m sure there would be some surprised faces.

    1. Sally says:


      I was trying to tell a story that would appeal to a general audience, not just libraries and particularly New Zealanders. I’m pleased you think so too.

      Feel free to forward it to funders, members of parliament, and tv stations 🙂 It is also available on youtube:

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