Media Information

A huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to cover what we are up to. Recently, a small photo we created on Facebook created a large media response. For more information on this, and to see the complete coverage , check out the link below.

Latest News

Keeping up with the Librarians! New Zealand library causes a stir on social media by recreating iconic Kardashian-inspired snap
15 October 2017... A photo from a New Zealand library has gone viral with over 5,000 shares

Invercargill Library offering fine amnesty for pet food donations
14 August 2017... Library users with overdue fines have a chance to wipe their debts while helping out furry friends at the library this week.

Stars on show for Invercargill Matariki Festival
28 June 2017... Invercargill City Council's city centre coordinator Kari Graber said the city needed something to celebrate New Zealand's own culture.

Invercargill City Library launches World War I letters website
23 February 2017... People will soon be able to glimpse what life was for World War I soldiers after more than 300 war letters have been transcribed and put on a website.

Invercargill audience chosen to test game
8 February 2017... A game that involves players building a bear and battling babies is coming to Invercargill.

News Coverage Highlights

Invercargill City Library's 'synchronised book shelving' a hit during Rio Olympics
26 August 2016 ...A humorous social media strategy by staff at the Invercargill City Library, launched in a bid to "remove the stigma of libraries being boring", is attracting global interest.

 

Library Staff Proves ‘Synchronized Shelving’ Needs To Be In Olympics
24 August 2017... Maybe the Olympics oughta take a page out of these guys’ books.A video shared on the New Zealand’s Invercargill City Libraries and Archives’ Facebook page features some of its staff participating in “synchronized shelving.”

 

Invercargill Library capitalising on Pokemon Go craze
18 July 2016 ... The Invercargill Library has cottoned on to the Pokemon Go craze, luring players with free food and Wi-Fi.

 

Invercargill library marks St Patrick's Day with Guinness and pavlova
17 March 2016... The Invercargill City Library is usually a place of peaceful reading but on Thursday Guinness-spiked mustard was on the menu for St Patrick's Day.

 

Banned books on display at Invercargill Library
29 September 2015 ...Fifty controversial novels are wrapped in a mystery book lucky­-dip at Invercargill City Library to remember the banning of books throughout history.

 

Invercargill Public Library staffer eats humble pie
25 June 2015...It's not often someone is happy to eat humble pie, but as Donald Cunningham emerged from behind a pile of cream, he sported a wide smile.

 

Invercargill Public Library to roll out robots
2 June 2015... Robots will soon be roaming the Invercargill Public Library as part of a new initiative that aims to teach children the basics of computer programming.

 

Invercargill loves the library
14 April 2015... A cut in borrowing fees has made Invercargill library popular this summer. According to figures released by the Invercargill City Library people are borrowing more from the library than they did last summer.

 

Finding love in a book
5 February 2015...Invercargill City Library has taken Valentines Day into its own hands in an effort to rekindle Southlanders love lives.

 

Do Invercargill readers love their books too much?

27 January 2015... Life imitates art for Invercargill Public Library users - some can't get enough of reading crime, others can't stop committing petty crime.

 

Parents hopping on Minecraft bandwagon
22 November 2014... You're never too old to learn is Vivien Murch's motto. The 67-year-old Invercargill grandmother is learning how to use the gaming sensation Minecraft.

 

Librarians take action as car erupts
31 January 2014... Two Invercargill librarians found themselves fighting a fire instead of returning books to shelves yesterday.

 

Hairy Maclary's special birthday
24 July 2013...Most dogs see only a dozen birthdays, but this weekend, the Invercargill City Libraries will help one special dog celebrate his 30th.

Media Releases

Overdues for Doggy Food 

8 August 2017
Do you have overdue fines clogging up your library card? Is there a sad lost Library book at your house you are too scared to return?

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Snuggle up with a good book this winter and win at the Invercargill Public Library 

26 June 2017
The annual Winter Reading Challenge is back this July at the Invercargill Public Library. This year it is open to all ages. After taking a break in 2016 the challenge is returning to the successful 2015 format

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Survival-themed Paranormal Prom to haunt Invercargill Public Library

16 June 2017
Survival is the theme of this year’s annual Paranormal Prom, which promises a night of free, fun entertainment for teens on July 1.

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Round the World Cyclist to ride into Invercargill Public Library

28 February 2017
Round the World Cyclist, Jeremy Scott, is making a stop at the Invercargill Public Library on March 28 to hold a free presentation as part of his world tour to raise awareness for heart disease.

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Library lands bold bid for Bears vs Babies

30 January 2017
A bold video has landed the Invercargill City Libraries and Archives the opportunity of being official playtesters for the card game, Bears vs Babies, ahead of its upcoming release.

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Library extends Library Lovers Day to month-long affair

18 January 2017
It’s a match made in heaven for the Invercargill City Libraries and Archives as it celebrates February’s Library Lovers Month by running several events – all in the name of love.

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Branding

Our logo epitomises what it means to be a part of the Library. To be able to create your own place of engagement, relaxation and passion. Through the logo we are able to communicate connectivity, community and ownership.
 
Below you will find downloadable ZIP files containing our logos and guidelines (2.6MB PDF) for the colour and use of our branding. When using our logo please ensure you follow the requirements.

Click here to download our Logos - PNG and JPEG (4.1MB ZIP)

Our 2015 Branding Guidelines are used to guide our identity. To ensure our brand is respected, please follow the following guidelines when preparing any materials.

Download the Invercargill City Libraries and Archives Brand Guidelines 2016

Primary Logo

The primary logo (stacked or horizontal) is the preferred option to use where ever possible.  The logo is designed to work at its best and offer the most impact on the dark charcoal background.

Primary Logos

Secondary Logos

We recommend only using these secondary logo variations when the use of the primary logo will compromise the brand guidelines or design aesthetic.

Secondary Logos

How to refer to us

We understand it can be confusing, however there are only three correct ways to refer to our library/libraries and they are:

  • Invercargill City Libraries and Archives
  • Invercargill Public Library
  • Bluff Public Library

The following are incorrect and should never be used:

  • Invercargill City Library
  • Invercargill Library
  • Invercargill City Libraries

Invercargill City Libraries and Archives refers to our entire organisation. This includes the Invercargill Public Library, The Archives and Bluff Public Library.

Invercargill Public Library is the building located on Dee Street in Invercargill

Bluff Public Library is the building located on Gore Street in Bluff.

Media Contact

Photo of Bonnie Mager

Bonnie Mager

Digital and Communications Manager

Bonnie is our onsite social media guru and meme queen. At the Library she spends her day working with the amazingly creative Digital and communications team. At home she divides her time between shooting zombies, playing with her dogs and catching up on true crime podcasts.