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Maisey Morley Goes to the Library

Updated: Jun 16, 2022

Kia ora!

I learned so much the other day when I went to Tūranga which is the name of our public library here in Christchurch, New Zealand.

For example now I know that the Māori greeting "kia ora" literally means to "have life" or "be healthy" and to wish the essence of life upon the receiver of the greeting. I'm going to use it often now that I know what it means. It can also be used to say thanks similar to "cheers". How cool is that?

I couldn't wait to tell Gordon all that I learned because I used to think that Gordon knew everything about anything but I bet that even he could learn some new things if he went to the library. There are so many books there I couldn't even begin to start counting them because my counting gets a bit muddled after I get to twenty-something.

I'd like to write to Santa and tell him about all these books because I know he delivers a lot of books to people at Christmas time which makes me wonder if he even knows about the library?

Anyway I'm getting sidetracked because I'm so excited that the first book about my own adventures (which I like to think of as a sort of diary) is in the library! Not only that, it's in a special section called the Margaret Mahy Collection of New Zealand authors!

Here are some pictures of me at the library with my book!

There are even books about polar bears in there AND books about the North Pole. I could have stayed in Tūranga all day but I was getting a bit loud and excited and you have to be very quiet when you're in a library.

That's all my news for now. Take care and hei konā mai (that means "goodbye for now")

Maisey xxx

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