Librarians these days are as much social workers as experts in books, says The Spinoff. Public libraries host book launches, Lego builds for small kids, migrant women meetings, movie nights for teens. They offer free wifi and computers. They’re also de facto day shelters for numbers of homeless and otherwise challenged people. The School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa – Te Puna Whare Matauranga a Kura, are holding their inaugural Library Week August 8 -12. Look kindly upon them. They’re medics and educators, child-tenders and psychologists, facilitators and IT techs.