The society which is based in Wellington, New Zealand is associated with The National Library of New Zealand . It was formed in 1983 to support the work of the Dorothy Neal White Collection.
In 2005 it was extended to support the National Children’s and Susan Price Collections.
How to view the collections supported by Friends of DNW
Membership is by annual subscription, the details are on the membership page.
The Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection
invite you to a talk by
Dr Nicola Daly
Nicola is a senior lecturer at the University of Waikato where she teaches children’s literature at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She is a past recipient of the Dorothy Neal White Fellowship and the Marantz Picturebook Collection Fellowship at Kent State University.
‘The linguistic landscape of English-Spanish Dual Language Picturebooks’
How do you place text for two languages in a single bilingual children’s picturebook?
In this presentation over 200 English-Spanish dual language picturebooks, from the Marantz Picturebook Collection for the Study of Picturebook Art, are analysed in terms of the relative status of the two languages and how this is communicated via relative print size and placement. The separation between languages in the picturebooks analysed is discussed in relation to bilingualism and translanguaging.
Thursday 21 September, 2017
5.30 p.m for drinks and nibbles, 6.00 p.m. talk
Ground Floor, National Library of New Zealand
(Use the Molesworth Street entrance), Wellington
Gold coin donation from non-members appreciated
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017
Documents relating to the AGM are at About Us > AGM and here
See http://www.thesapling.co.nz for ideas and conversations about children’s books
In the Friend’s Display Case: National Library Wellington
Children have always what they should do, but the options available to them in today’s digital age are quite different from those of 100 years ago.
This selection of books from the Dorothy Neal White Collection explores the pastimes and activities that were considered suitable for children with time on their hands in a world with no radio, television or internet. These included doing something useful (domestic skills, making things, gardening, playing an instrument), getting out in the healthy fresh air (outdoor games, nature study, camp cooking and survival skills) and entertaining friends and family at home with such diversions as parlour games, magic tricks, puppet shows and scientific experiments.
Many of the suggested activities are, of course, still popular alternatives to poring over a digital device, but not many children nowadays will spend hours making matchbox furniture or perfecting their ventriloquism skills.
-Mary Skarott, Children’s Literature Librarian
Applying for DNW Scholarship
Through its lectures, meetings, research grant and publications the Society helps to foster interest in the general development of children’s literature.
Interested? Download the application form.
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Enquiries about membership of the Friends may be directed to the Secretary, Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection
P0 Box 12-499, Thorndon, Wellington 6144.
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Facsimile: 64-4-474 3035
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Our registration number is CC51738