Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand | Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa


Welcome. Membership of The Friends of Storylines Ngā Pou o te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa connects you to the New Zealand children's literature community in a number of ways, and supports the work of Storylines.

If you are already a member of Friends of Storylines, to access member-only areas, please log in using the login tab at the top of the page.

We welcome authors, illustrators, librarians, teachers, parents, grandparents and wider whānau, and members of the public as members of Storylines – and as members of the community that supports and celebrates New Zealand children’s writers and illustrators, the development of a strong literary tradition, and love of literature among New Zealand children and their adults.

By paying the nominal Storylines membership fee you show your support for a strong New Zealand voice in children’s literature, you join a vibrant children’s literature community – and you support the ongoing development of a children’s literature tradition that ensures that New Zealand children grow up reading and hearing stories from this country told in New Zealand vernacular.

You become part of an active community of children’s literature enthusiasts and experts and seek to share your love of literature (particularly New Zealand children’s literature), be involved, network, share information, and support the aims and objectives of the Storylines Trust.

Why become a member of The Friends of Storylines?

In addition to supporting Storylines in engaging young people with books and reading, and supporting the development of New Zealand children’s and YA literature, you become part of the vibrant children’s literature community in New Zealand and receive:

You can:

  • sign up now to become a member
  • renew your membership
  • manage your account
  • change your password
  • sign up for Storylines news and updates
  • access member links to news and information about children’s literature and Storylines activities

Types of membership:

  • Individual Membership $40 per year
  • Organisation or network membership for libraries, publishers, booksellers or businesses $50 per year
  • Affiliated Membership for groups $100 per year
  • International Membership $60 per year
Note: Credit card fees apply to these figures – see membership payment form

For any membership enquiries please email

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Storylines welcomes your support for all its activities and events. Whether as a volunteer or sponsor for annual events or specific activities, your support (large or small) towards helping young New Zealanders love books is greatly appreciated.

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