If you're a library or school, and would like to take part in an online event with one of the finalists for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adult then you should definitely read on!
Books Alive Online Events
The other important thing to know is that this year with the help of the finalists and the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, we have created event formats for you to choose from (e.g. Q&As, panel discussions, writing or illustration workshops etc). This will allow you more time to organise your event within your preferred theme and also get your library community involved as well!
The Books Alive online events will be taking place from, Monday, July 26, 2021 until Friday, August 6, 2021.
With the help of SLANZA, we’ll be organising a schedule based off the responses we receive from school and public librarians. You will be contacted by Monday, July 5, 2021 if your event has been selected.
Virtual storytimes 2021
The virtual storytimes this year will be pre-recorded and then shared online. We have an amazing virtual workshop we’re offering everyone who is participating in the virtual storytimes about how to record and engage with your communities using only your phone!
Both finalists and librarians will be invited to read finalist books to create these virtual storytimes. The virtual storytimes will then be shared on your preferred social media platform from, Monday, July 26, 2021 until Friday, August 6, 2021. LIANZA, the New Zealand Book Awards Trust as well as the finalists and publishers will also share your virtual readings too!
NZ Book Awards Trust have confirmed copyright guidelines and author permissions with finalists and their publishers for sharing storytimes online. Virtual storytimes will be made live from Monday July 26 to Friday August 6 and will remain online for six months, after which your library is responsible for removing. The copyright agreement will be provided for each library engaging in the virtual storytimes and will only cover only libraries engaging in virtual storytimes through Books Alive.