Summertime Reading Club – Kōrero pukapuka ā te wā o raumati

Our annual Summertime Reading Club programme is for kids between 0 and 13 years old inclusive. The competition starts on Friday 1 December 2017 and finishes on Friday 19 January 2018 at 5pm. Try an eBook, read an eMagazine or read to someone – tell us your reading experiences and be in to WIN great prizes.

Kids ‘Wild About Reading’ Competition

Children and families with children aged 0 to 13 years inclusive are encouraged to share their reading experiences this summer. All kinds of reading are to be celebrated! Pick up a challenge sheet from any Christchurch City Libraries or download a copy.

The emphasis this year is on encouraging shared family experiences – your preschoolers will obviously be having these experiences alongside an adult. Have fun together as you celebrate the joy of reading!

Our Holiday Reading lists are full of reading ideas and highlight the best books of 2017. 

Read Nameeta's blog post Summertime Reading Club is for the littlies too.

WILD about reading in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Tick off one of your Christchurch City Libraries’ Summer Reading Challenges by reading outdoors!

Five classic books have been hidden in wild places around Christchurch Botanic Gardens:

All books are locked in treasure chest in each location. Download this map or pick up a copy in any library or the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre for the secret code to unlock each chest.

Download the map [805KB PDF]
Download the map [805KB PDF]
Read the book yourself or share with friends or family.

This is a free programme that runs between 3-24 January. Remember to fill in the logbook once you’ve finished to do in the draw to win copies of the book… and tick off another item on your libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge Sheet!

FAQ

Who can enter?
Children aged between 0 and 13 years of age inclusive. You do not need to be a member of Christchurch City Libraries to be eligible to enter. (N.B there will be an exciting reading challenge coming up soon for all aged 14+ so keep an eye out on our website for more details!)

What if you have parents who work for Christchurch City Council?
That is fine, the children of Council employees can still enter the competition.

Do I need to have a library card?
No.

Where can I get a Challenge Sheet?
You can pick up a challenge sheet from any Christchurch City Library or download a copy.

How do I enter for the prize draw?
You can enter when you have had an adult tick, sticker or stamp that you have had 5 reading experiences from the options listed on the challenge sheet. Once you have completed this – take your entry form in to any Christchurch City Libraries and hand to a staff member to be in the draw to win.

How many entries in the prize draw am I allowed?
You may enter as many times as you like.

What are the prizes?
The prizes are:

  • Orana Wildlife Park Family Pass
  • Family pool passes
  • Movie passes
  • Book vouchers.

When will the winners be drawn?
The winners will be randomly drawn and announced on our website and Facebook page on Monday 22 January 2018.

What does "Read a movie" mean?
You can interpret this challenge how you like. Here are some suggestions:

  • Watch a movie based on a book.
  • Read things in the movie - signs, words, etc.
  • Watch a movie with subtitles. 

What if I have more questions?
Contact us and we can answer your questions.

My child is too young to complete the reading experiences on their own – how am I still able to enter?
The emphasis this year is on encouraging shared family experiences – your preschoolers will obviously be having these experiences alongside an adult. Have fun together as you celebrate the joy of reading!

Terms and conditions

  • The Summertime Reading Club is open to all children aged 0–13 years inclusive.
  • The competition is open between 1 December 2017–19 January 2018.
  • Entries must be returned to any one of the Christchurch City Libraries by 5pm on Friday 19 January 2018.
  • Prizes include Orana Wildlife Park passes, family pool passes, movie passes and book vouchers.
  • Winners will be drawn at random and announced on our website and Facebook page on Monday 22 January 2018.
  • Prize allocation is at the discretion of the Christchurch City Council. All decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Entries must have all correct contact details and at least 5 circles stamped, stickered or ticked to be in the draw.

Challenge Sheet

Download activity sheet [1MB PDF]
Download activity sheet [1MB PDF]

Posters

Previous Summertime Reading Clubs

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