The Amazing Read

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 | 02:00 AM to Friday, 18 January 2019 | 05:00 PM

Summer reading Programme

If you are aged 3-12 years old enrol for our summer reading challenge – The Amazing Read– from 26 November 2018 at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom and Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō.

It is well recognised that children’s reading levels can often slip over the summer when they are on holiday. Halting the summer slide can be as simple as encouraging kids to read five books over the summer break. The library does its part by providing a free reading-focused programme during the summer holidays.

Make the most of summer and join our Summer Reading Challenge!

Where to enrol

You can enrol at your local library from Monday, 26 November. Bring your library card or join the library. It’s free!

Children are required to report-in a minimum of four times to successfully complete the programme; this requires them to talk one-on-one with a librarian about their reading. The children are rewarded for their efforts with an incentive each time they report-in. Children who complete four report-ins are invited to a Finale Celebration.

Locations and times

Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō

  • 10 – 24 December: 3.30pm to 4.30pm - Report in and take part in a fun craft activity.
  • 24 December to 4 January - No programme
  • 7 - 17 January: 9am to 5pm Report in Monday to Friday all day. Take part in a fun craft activity from 10am to 12.00 noon.

Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom

  • 10 - 24 December: 3.30pm to 4.30pm Report in and take part in a fun craft activity.
  • 24 December to 4 January - No programme
  • 7 – 17 January: 10am to 11.30pm - Report in and take part in a fun craft activity.          

Shannon Library

  • 10 - 24 December: 3.30pm to 4.30pm - Report in and take part in a fun craft activity.
  • 24 December to 4 January - No programme
  • 7 – 17 January: 2pm to 3pm - Report in and take part in a fun craft activity.

The programme is offered free of charge thanks to the funding of the Eastern and Central Community Trust.

Thank you to the Eastern and Central Community Trust for funding this programme.

When

  • Monday, 10 December 2018 | 09:00 AM - Friday, 18 January 2019 | 05:00 PM

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