The Friends of Storylines Ngā Pou o te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa is an incorporated society, whose members are an integral part of the Storylines organisation.
Membership of The Friends of Storylines Ngā Pou o te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa is open to parents, families, librarians, teachers, authors and illustrators, booksellers, publishers and others working or interested in children’s and young people’s literature and literacy. Trustee and Friends members work in a voluntary capacity on the various specialist committees that undertake Storylines’ work. The Friends’ management committee undertakes a great deal of the operational activity of Storylines, working closely with Storylines executive officer and administrator.
Read the 2020 Friends of Storylines annual report.
The Children’s Literature Foundation was established in 2000 following the amalgamation of the Children’s Literature Association (established in 1967) and the Children’s Book Foundation (established in 1989), both organisations promoting literature to children and their schools, libraries and families. It was renamed the Storylines Children’s Literature Foundation in 2005 (at the same time that the Storylines Children’s Literaure Trust was formed) and Friends of Storylines Ngā Pou o te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa in 2020.
Storylines Management Committee
The Management Committee works with Executive Officer Anne de Lautour and Festival Manager Vicki Cunningham to carry out the Storylines Trust’s mission of promoting books and literacy to New Zealand children through its national Story Tours, Storylines’ awards, promotions and other activities.Members of the 2020 Storylines Management Committee, elected from the members of Friends of Storylines Ngā Pou o te Whare Waituhi o Aotearoa at the AGM in April 2020 are:
- Kaaren Hirst
- Libby Limbrick
- Tessa Duder
- Bridget Mahy
- Leonie Agnew
- Vanessa Hatley-Owen
- Pearl Mascarenhas (membership secretary)
- Helen Beckingsale
- Helen Villers (minutes secretary)
- Anne Kayes
Members also receive benefits that include discounted fees for Storylines award entries and most ticketed events.
To join the Friends of Storylines Nga Pou o te Whare Waituhi o Aotearoa, email the Membership Secretary, or write to:
506 Haruru Road, RD3, Kaukapakapa