Congratulations to Helen Yuretich and her team at Te Ahu Library in Kaitaia for signing up the most JUMP families ever in one month. 41 families signed up at Te Ahu Library during May, just squeezing Glen Innes Library off the top slot with their 40 sign-ups, and Whanganui District Libraries snapping at their heels with 38 sign ups. This is an outstanding achievement by all three libraries, contributing to a new national record of 359 sign-ups by 56 DIAA partners, 100 more than any previous month.
So how do these libraries do it? 37% of the sign-ups in Kaitaia come through the Library’s Facebook listing. At Glen Innes Library, all the staff have been trained to help family’s sign-up to JUMP; there is rarely a day that goes past without at least one family signing up. And Whanganui District Libraries offers JUMP at three locations – Davis, Gonville and Hakeke Street libraries with a fourth (Rangiora Street in Castlecliff) being added in June.
Thanks to Spark Foundation; a celebratory morning tea is winging its way to the Far North.