Summer Reading Challenge

1 December - 31 January

Our annual Summer Reading Challenge is back for 2019! This year we will be offering both reading and activity based challenge cards. Come into the Library and pickup one (or more!) of our three challenge cards:

1

  • Ages 0 - 18

Read 10 minutes a day for 40 days over the summer and you go into the readers prize draw!

Those who complete this challenge card will be eligible for a free book.

2

  • Ages 0 - 18

Complete nine reading activities, and go into the activity challenge prize draw to win a fun summer reading pack!

3

  • Ages 13+

Read nine books that match the different criteria, and you’re in the draw!

Those who complete this challenge card will be eligible for a free book.

Free Book Pickup

Every person aged 0 – 18 is eligible for a free book on the completion of their first reading challenge. To pick up a book simply present your completed challenge at the Ground Floor Help Desk anytime after Friday 10 January, 2020.

Why Summer Reading?

The Summer Reading Challenge is designed to keep kids reading and prevent the “summer slide”, where reading skills drop off over the long summer holidays. Weeks, if not a term or more, are spent helping students catch up to their reading levels from the previous year.

In one New Zealand study, some students in a South Auckland decile 1 school lost 5.8 months reading progress over the summer holidays. This year the summer reading challenge is open for all ages, adults included!

For more information visit the National Library website.