Summertime Reading Club

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Need some help with the Summertime Reading Club challenges? Find out how the Library can help you:

Do you need help with the Country Map?

1 National Geographic Kids is available on our website. You'll need your Library Card number and PIN to use it from home.

2 Find the He Pukapuka Māori section in your Library and find some books published in Te Reo and English. Your Librarian can tell you which ones are published in both languages.

3 Find an unusual place to read a book, try somewhere outside, a public place, upside-down, in a nook or cranny at home or at the playground.

Cover of 5 steps to drawing faces4 Draw a picture of you reading your favourite book. Here's some kids books about drawing and drawing faces if you'd like some inspiration.

5 There are lots of ways you can listen to a story at the Library:

  • Find someone to read you a story.
  • Listen to an audiobook at TumbleBook Library.
  • Borrow one of our audiobooks from the Library or online.
  • Come to one of our Libraries and attend a Summertime Reading Live event.

6 Just take a look at our new Kids page.

Do you need help with the Skatepark Map?

1 Find an unusual place to read a book, try somewhere outside, a public place, upside-down, in a nook or cranny at home or at the playground.

2 Go to our Fun and Activities page, scroll down until you get to quizzes and choose one.

Cover of Go3 Re-design a book cover for a book you have enjoyed. Check out our resources on book design for kids or Go: A Kidd's Guide To Graphic Design.

4 To read a book your Mum or Dad read when they were a child, you might need them to come to the Library with you and find some books they recognise, or you could look at our top read alouds from the last 150 years and pick one from when your parents were kids.

5 To post a comment on our catalogue about a book you have read, just find the book in our catalogue, choose "Add a comment", enter your Library Card Number and PIN, write your comment and click 'save'. (If you don't know your PIN, just contact us)

6 Just take a look at our new Kids page.

7 Check out our library resources about taniwha to help you design or draw one.

8 Read our interviews with New Zealand Children's Authors to find some good NZ authors to read, or check out books by NZ authors on our catalogue.

 Need more help?

If you need more help, check out the main Summertime Reading Club page, come to one of our Summertime Reading Live events, ask our friendly librarians or contact us and we can help you get into the draw to win some awesome prizes.

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