Summertime Reading Challenge – Kōrero pukapuka ā te wā o raumati

Summertime Reading Challenge - Kōrero pukapuka ā te wā o raumati 2020 / 2021

Kids and Teens - ages 0 to 18 - tell us about your summer reads in three words and be in to win!
Summertime Reading Challenge is on from Tuesday 1 December 2020 to Sunday 28 February 2021.

Pop Up Library at Riverside Market

Come along and visit our mini library experience on the mezzanine floor of Riverside Market.
Take some time out with your tamariki.

Relax and read some stories, browse a magazine, do some colouring in and play dress ups.

The Pop Up Library at Riverside Market is on from Friday 4 December 2020 to Friday 29 January 2021.

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Summertime Stories

Join in Summertime Reading events. There is a Summertime Stories at South on Friday 15 January 2021 2.30pm to 3.30pm, and Spreydon is having a Picnic in the Park on Saturday 23 January 2021, 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Summertime Stories at Riverside

Come and join us for Summertime Stories at Riverside Market every Thursday over the summer.

Thursday 28 January 2021 and Thursday 4 February 2021 are Ngā Pakiwaitara - Bilingual Summertime Stories.

Nau mai, tauti mai.

Summertime Stories at Riverside Market

Summertime Stories Poolside

Come and join us at your favourite water spot for Summertime Stories poolside.

Lots of giveaways and fun for the whole family.

Summertime Stories Poolside

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Stories in the Sun

Come along to this outdoor session aimed at kids up to 12 years. We'll listen to stories and rhymes, and talk with our special guests about what their job is.

  • Parks and Park Rangers
  • Pools and Water Safety
  • Animal Control and Dog Safety

Summertime Reading on Wheels

The Outreach library van will be visiting popular summer holiday hang outs. Borrow books, listen to stories, enter our Summertime Reading Challenge and play with our outside games. Come along to join the fun.

Summertime Reading on wheels

COMPETITION: Summertime Photo Frame at Riverside

Read more this Summer with Christchurch City Libraries and Riverside Market.

Read and WIN! We have vouchers from Riverside Market, Ben and Jerrys, AHA Bakery and Donut Dispensary to give away.

Come on in and take your photo in the frame at Riverside.
To WIN on Instagram, use the hashtag #SummerReadingChch and tag in @riversidemarket.nz and @christchurchlib

Winners will be drawn randomly and announced on our website and Instagram. 

By entering you agree that Christchurch City Libraries and partners can use your image(s) for promotional purposes.

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram.

Competition is on from Monday 14 December 2020 to Friday 29 January 2021.

View all the winners.

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COMPETITION: Win with Riverside

Read and WIN this Summer with Christchurch City Libraries and Riverside Market!
Prizes include:
$40 vouchers from @riversidemarket.nz and @benandjerryschch 🍎🍒🥗🍦
$5 vouchers from @ahawildlifebakery 🥪
Bags of donuts from @thedonutdispensary 🥯

Be in to win by liking this post & following @riversidemarket.nz & @christchurchlib. We will pick random winners each week.
Terms and Conditions:
Winners will be drawn randomly and announced on our website and Instagram.
This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram.
Competition is on from Monday 14 December 2020 to Friday 29 January 2021.
Prize

Reading Ideas

Looking for some reading recommendations for your summer reading? 

New for Kids

New for Rangatahi

Three Word Review

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Enter the Summertime Reading Challenge

Enter the Summertime Reading Challenge online.

Summertime Reading Challenge 2020 / 2021

Tell us about your summer reads in three words and be in to win. * indicates a required field
  • Enter a book title and your 3 words to describe it.
  • Enter the book title and your 3 words to describe it.
  • Enter the book title and your 3 words to describe it.
  • Name * Required
  • Enter the name of your school.
  • How did you hear about the Summertime Reading Challenge?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Entry Forms

Print copies of entry forms.

FAQ

Who can enter?
Summertime Reading is open for ages up to 18 years.

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. You do not need to be a member of Christchurch City Libraries to be eligible to enter.

Where can I get a postcard entry form?
You can pick up an entry form from any Christchurch City Library or participating school, download a copy or simply fill in the online entry form to be in the draw!

How do I enter for the prize draw?
Once you have completed the entry form – take it in to any Christchurch City Library or participating school 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 include electronics, vouchers and more!

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

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

What if my child is unable to fill out the entry form?
Caregivers are welcome to help.

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