Summer Reading Programme

We are excited to bring to you our Summer Reading Programme again this Summer!

Where will you go with your reading this Summer?

Summer Reading Programme ages 4-10

This programme promotes the enjoyment of reading for tamariki aged 4 – 10 years over Summer for readers of all abilities. Our team will assist participating tamariki with their reading and encourage them to talk about what they have read when they come in for a book chat. We also provide assistance to parents and families in what services the library has to offer. Tamariki will earn rewards as they progress and if they complete four book chats they get to attend our finale event with their whānau. This year there are also optional virtual badges which will earn entries into our Choose Your Adventure mystery pack draws as well.

The Summer Reading Programme starts Monday 4 December and finishes with the finale on Thursday 25 January.

iRead (Intermediate) Reading Programme for children aged 11-13 years

Starts Tuesday 5 December and finishes with the finale on Wednesday 17 January. This programme allows tamariki to explore their reading through written book reviews with incentive books earned as they progress.

Language Book Chats

Book chats can be provided in other languages on both programmes if requested but will depend on volunteer availability. You can request to do this via the language link in the programme description when registering.


Registrations open 9am Monday 27 November

Registrations are made via Beanstack. Beanstack is the library’s online platform for monitoring and encouraging reading.

If you already have a Beanstack account but have forgotten your sign in details please contact and we can help you out. Doing this before registrations open will be your best option so you are all ready to go.

Once registered you will have a Summer Reading or iRead booklet to collect from the library you registered with.

For more information about our Summer Reading Programme please contact or your local Community Library.