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Summer Reading Programme 2022-23 Registrations have closed

  • Calendar Icon 21 November 2022 – 26 January 2023

Thank you to everyone that registered. We have reached capacity at all of our Libraries. Have a great Summer.

Programme Information

Our reading programmes are back at the Living Room of the City and return again with in-person book chats.

Book chats can be provided in other languages if requested but will depend on volunteer availability. You can request to do this via the language link in the programme description when registering.

Summer Reading Programme ages 4-10.

This programme promotes the enjoyment of reading for tamariki aged 4 – 10 years over Summer for readers of all abilities. The theme this year is -

Tū Mai Ki Te Tākaro! Game On!

Pānui, Tākaro, Piro! Read, Play, Score!

Our team will assist participating tamariki with their reading and encourage them to talk about what they have read when they come in for a book chat. We also provide assistance to parents and families in what services the library has to offer. Tamariki will earn rewards as they progress and if they complete four book chats they get to attend our celebratory party with their whānau. This year there are also optional virtual badges which will earn entries into our Game On mystery pack draws as well.

The Summer Reading Programme starts Monday 5 December and finishes with the finale on Thursday 26 January.

iRead (Intermediate) Reading Programme for children aged 11-13 years

Starts Tuesday 6 December and finishes with the finale on Wednesday 18 January. This programme allows tamariki to explore their reading through written book reviews with incentive books earned as they progress.

Places are limited on both programmes.

Registrations ARE CLOSED

Registrations are made via Beanstack. Beanstack is the library's online platform for monitoring and encouraging reading.

If you already have a Beanstack account but have forgotten your sign in details please contact pncl.pncl@pncc.govt.nz and we can help you out. Doing this before registrations open will be your best option so you are all ready to go.

We are extremely grateful to the Eastern and Central Community Trust for funding this programme.

For more information about our Summer Reading Programme please contact rhonda.chenery@pncc.govt.nz or your local Community Library.

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