🌞📚 Tamariki Great Escape Summer Reading challenge

Link to Great Escape Summer Reading

📚 Join the Great Escape Summer Reading Challenge! 🌞

🎉 Calling all tamariki aged 12 and under! The summer fun is here with our exciting reading challenge.

🏆 Read Books, Complete Activities, Win Prizes! Participate in the challenge by reading books and completing fun activities to earn entries for our awesome prize draws.

📖 Free Book for Every Challenger! Every tamariki who successfully completes the challenge will receive a brand new book to add to their own collection.

📍 Where to Join: Pamphlets are available to pick up starting from 1st December at the Bluff and Invercargill Public Libraries. Can’t wait? Download your copy below!

 👉 Download Pamphlet 👉 Download Bookmark 

📅 Challenge runs from 1st December 2023 – 31st January 2024

Let the adventure begin! Grab your pamphlet, start reading, and embark on The Great Escape Summer Reading Challenge. Happy reading! 📚🌟 

😎📚 Rangatahi Summer Reading Challenge

Link to Rangatahi 2023 Summer Reading

📚 Join the Teen 2023 Summer Reading Challenge! 😎

🎉 Calling all rangatahi aged 12-18! The summer fun is here with our exciting reading challenge.

🏆 Read Books, Complete Activities, Win Prizes!

Participate in our exciting prize draws by reading and unleash your creativity through various challenges to earn entries.

📖 Free Book for Every Challenger!

Everyone who successfully completes the challenge will receive a brand new book to add to their collection.

📍 Where to Join:

Pamphlets are available to pick up starting from 1st December at the Bluff and Invercargill Public Libraries. Can’t wait? Download your copy here! 👉 Download Pamphlet

📅 Challenge runs from 1st December 2023 – 31st January 2024

Let the adventure begin! Grab your pamphlet, start reading, and embark on the 2023 Teen Summer Reading Challenge. Happy reading! 📚🌟 

🃏 Help us design our next library card!

What does Invercargill mean to you? 🤔

Updated 19 August: Due to the lockdown we have extended the closing date for entries until Friday 3 September 2021.

In celebration of our 150th anniversary as a municipality we are running a card design competition so you can show us what Invercargill means to you! The winning designs for each age group will feature on our three new library cards.

Simply create a design inspired by the question: What does Invercargill mean to you?

You can create your design digitally or physically, and it can be in portrait or landscape orientation. 

Entries are due by Friday 3 September 2021.

Age Groups 📅

Age Groups 📅

Ready to enter? 🎨

Creating a physical design?

During lockdown you can submit your physical artwork simply by taking a photo of you with your artwork and sending it to us using the form linked below, or sending it to us via Facebook messenger.

Please submit your design to the front desk at Invercargill Public Library, 50 Dee Street. Make sure your name, contact details and age are included.

Ideally your design will be at least 30 x 21cm in size, however we will accept submissions smaller than this.

Designing digitally?
Create your design at 300dpi, and sized at least 30cm x 21.0cm.

Your design can be an PDF, JPG, PNG, AI, or INDD file format.

✍🏼 Write and win! Enter your Matariki-themed short story and you could win a $500 prezzy card!

Matariki Short Story Competition

Great prizes up for grabs!

Age categories:

  • 13-18 years: Winner gets a $500 prezzy card
  • 8-12 years: The winner gets a $200 book voucher.

PLUS, you’ll both get your story published on Lingogo and
win a Lingogo subscription for your school. Enter now!

What's Lingogo?

Lingogo is Aotearoa’s raddest library app for dual-language Māori & Pacific stories with audio. 

Help us celebrate Matariki 2021 by entering our short story competition before June 30. You could be flying into the Māori new year as a published author with some extra moolah in your pocket!

Competition Details

Stories must be:

  • about Matariki. Interpret that any way you want. We’ll accept fiction or non-fiction, contemporary or traditional, and all genres.
  • between 50-400 words submitted as a word doc or pdf.
  • an original, unpublished piece of work by you.
  • written in English or te reo Māori.
  • Submitted by midnight 30 June, 2021.

Who can enter:

  • You must be a NZ citizen and have parental approval.
  • You must be between 8-18 years of age.