Get your reading eyes ready, set up your novel nook, grab the cat and book in some reading time… the Summer Reading Challenge is back!
Starting 1 December 2018 and running through to 31 January 2019, your challenge is to read and review as many books from the reading list as possible. There are lots of instant and major prizes to be won.
Find out more at the Summer Reading Challenge page.
How many will you read? Challenge yourself… Challenge your friends…
Read, review and WIN! How many can you read ..?
The popular annual Summer Reading Challenge starts in 1st December 2016 and runs through to 31st January 2017.
Head over to the Challenge page to find out more and join in the fun.
Want to win tickets to Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival?
This amazing show is on at the TSB Arena at the end of July, and we have 5 prize packs consisting of 4 A-Reserve tickets to the opening night show to give away.
To enter the competition print or collect a colouring in competition page from your local library, and hand it back in before Friday 8th July.
To find out more about the competition and show, head over to the information page.
Read something great that you want to tell the world about? Or maybe you’ve read something that you didn’t like and want to warn people off.
Either way, we would love to receive your book reviews. Write a Kids’ Club review and you will automatically win prizes. You can collect a prize after your first 2 reviews, and then every 5th review from then on. Easy!
If you’re ever stuck for something to read, you can check out the books that others have written reviews about and find one that grabs your interest.
What are you waiting for? Get reading – get reviewing – get winning!
Congratulations to the winners for the 2015-2016 Summer Reading Challenge. These lucky ones had their names drawn from all the entries received over December and January and won a prize pack stuffed full of goodies.
Book Review Winner: Sophia from Kilbirnie
Library Challenge Winner: Hunter and Helena from Miramar
School Prize Winner: Miramar Christian School and Clifton Terrace Model School These two schools were first equal in having the most students doing the Challenge. Each school has received a $250 book voucher to put towards their school library collection.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Challenge and make sure to look out for it again next Summer. In the mean time you can continue to read, review and win prizes through out the year in the Wellington City Libraries’ Kids’ Club.
How many can you read? Find out by reading, reviewing, and winning prizes over Summer. Click through to the Summer Reading Challenge
Wellington City Libraries is turning 175 years old! This makes us the oldest library system in New Zealand – wow!
To celebrate our birthday, we’re holding a party at the Wellington Central Library on Saturday 21st November.
For the creative and crafty people out there, we have a couple of competitions that you can enter.
The colouring competition is for 5-8yr olds. New Zealand’s first public library was a small hut on the Wellington waterfront. Colour in the picture of the hut, fill in your details on the back, and drop it in to any Wellington City library to enter.
The design competition is for 9-13yr olds. We want you to draw your idea of the library of the future! What do you think Wellington City Libraries will look like 175 years from now (that’s the year 2190, by the way)? Draw your design on the front, fill in your details on the back, and drop it into to any Wellington City library to enter the competition.
The competitions close on 29th November, and the winners will be announced on 1st December.
(Click the links above to download the competition forms to print at home!)
Summer is approaching, which means school holidays, beaches, Christmas, warm weather, ice creams, and lots of amazing books for you to get stuck into.
Reading’s not just for school you know, it’s a fun year-round activity where you can let your imagination loose, have an adventure, solve a crime, and be anything (and anyone) you want to be!
And the Summer Reading Challenge is the perfect way to explore the possibilities.
Starting on December 1st, and running for 9 weeks, the challenge is to read and review as many titles as you can from the Summer Reading Challenge booklist (available soon from your local library and online).
You’ll receive prizes for your reviews, and each review you write is an entry into the main prize draw – so the more you read and review, the better your chances at winning!
Each of the Wellington City Libraries also has a fun activity for you to do. Pop into your local library, complete the Summer Reading Challenge activity, and have your booklet signed off by the librarian. Each activity you complete is an entry into another prize draw.
Make sure you hand in your booklet to the library at the end of the challenge to have your activities counted.
The Summer Reading Challenge is FREE, and you don’t have to register. It’s open to all Wellington City Library members aged 5-12 years old. So what’s stopping you!?
Click through to the Summer Reading Challenge.
Take part in a competition to celebrate NZ Bookshop day.
Bookshops are really important – they give you access to a huge range of amazing reading materials that you can fill your house and bedroom with. People who write and illustrate books use bookshops to sell their books and make money, so they can then write and illustrate even more books. So the more often you use your local bookshop, the more books can be created, and that’s an awesome thing.
NZ Bookshop Day is on Saturday 31st October (yup – same day as Halloween). To celebrate and get people involved they are running a photo competition. It’s really easy – just snap a funny and entertaining picture of yourself reading anywhere and any way, and upload it here.
The best photo will win their height in books, and the 2nd best photo will win their knee-height in books. That’s a lot of books!
Get reading, get snapping, and get into your local bookshop.
(Entries close 29th October at 5pm).
Check out the library Kids’ Club – it’s an online place where you can find out what other kids have been reading and what they think of the books, and where you can write your own reviews. But did you know that every person that has written those reviews received prizes for them? You can too! Each review you write earns you prizes that you can collect from your library. It’s fun, easy and free.
(Keep an eye out for the Kids’ Club Summer Reading Challenge – where there are heaps more cool prizes up for grabs. Starts in December)
Click over to the Kids’ Club webpage to get started.