The World Is Watching Us

cupdiarylogosmallWe’re two weeks into Rugby World Cup 2011 and we know that New Zealand is hosting an amazing tournament. We’ve seen a couple of upsets already, most notably Ireland’s win over Australia. What has been evident so far has been the high level of rugby some of the so called ‘minnows’ are playing. There haven’t been as many of the cricket scores you might usually see at a World Cup and in some cases teams like Georgia and Canada have been playing more eye-catching rugby than their more fancied oppostition.

So New Zealand is hosting a truly global tournament that’s so far been a great success, but what does the rest of the world think about it? At the library we have a database called PressDisplay where you can log in online and see daily editions of newspapers from all over the world. We also list some free online newspapers on our (Newspapers Popular Topic), where you’ll be able to read articles like the ones below:

Enjoy the rest of the games!


Welcome To Our Cup Diary

cupdiarylogosmallThe Rugby World Cup kicks of tonight (you may have heard), also kicking off is the Wellington City Libraries Cup Diary. We’ll be letting you know what’s going to be happening in and around our libraries during the World Cup, highlighting some of the events happening in Wellington and providing the sort of in-depth rugby analysis you can only expect from true experts (maybe not that last part).

Here are some examples of what you can expect visually when you visit the library during the World Cup:

Civic Square has a rugby field in it for impromptu late night kick arounds civicsquare2

The entrance to Civic Square has a handy red beacon that will let you know what is happening in the city that daycivicsquare3

The front window to the library features a “seventies lounge” full of rugby memorabiliafrontwindow2

The foyer is decked out with flags, artificial turf and goalposts. Sort of like you are a player walking out of the tunnelfoyer2

On the first floor you can check out our Guess Who Competition and our collection of rugby booksfirstfloor2

Visit this blog for regular updates from the Cup Diary team and enjoy the matches!

Guess Who Competition

Click for a larger image and entry form

Who are those silhouettes?

Enter our competition, match the numbered silhouettes above with the famous players they belong to, and you might be in to win our great prize, generously donated by Wellington City Council (RRP $200)!

All you need to do is head over to our entry form page, choose from a list of possible players, and enter the number for your guess for each player.

The winner will be announced on 30 October 2011. This gives you time to watch players in action during the World Cup! Good luck!

And here’s what you could win:

The Prize: Official RWC rugby ball, shirt, scarf, pins & keyring.


Terms & Conditions of entry:

  1. Contestants must be over the age of 14 years
  2. Contestants must be current members of Wellington City Libraries
  3. Only one entry from each library card holder will be accepted
  4. Wellington City Libraries and their families are not permitted to enter
  5. The Prizewinner gives his/her permission to Wellington City Libraries to display photos and/or publish his/her name.

Please note: the judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.