Super Smash Reading Challenge

It’s cricket season! We hope you are as cricket-mad as we are! So we were so excited to see the launch of the Super Smash Reading Challenge.

All New Zealand primary and intermediate kids can register (for free!) for the Challenge, which runs from now until 19th January 2020.

Pick your local cricket team to ‘play’ for (go ahead and choose the Firebirds if you live in Wellington), and watch them move up and down the leaderboard as you read and register the books you read over summer. The more books you read the higher the Wellington Firebirds will go up the leader board.

It’s Wellington vs the rest of the country and only you can help them to victory! Oh, and did we mention that you can win prizes too?

Visit the Super Smash website to find out more and register.

Also don’t forget our very own Wellington City Libraries Summer Reading Challenge, which starts on 1st December. So much reading! So many prizes!

Take part in the Summer Reading Challenge

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…

Competition time!

DOI2016-character-logo_colWant 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.

Write reviews, win prizes!

sidebar-tab-defaultRead 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!

Summer Reading Challenge Winners

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

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Library Challenge Winner: Hunter and Helena from Miramar

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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.

It’s our birthday, but you could get the presents!

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!)

Good luck!

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How many can you read? Find out with the Summer Reading Challenge.

Summer is approaching, which means school holidays, beaches, Christmas, warm weather, ice creams, and lots of amazing books for you to get stuck into.

Booklet cover imageReading’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.

Win your height in books

Take part in a competition to celebrate NZ Bookshop day.

NZBookshopDayBookshops 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).