Reading programmes are an important activity for children and teens to help keep up their literacy levels. Our reading programmes are for pleasure - allowing kids to choose what they want to read, with the focus being relaxation and enjoyment.

We usually run two reading programmes for kids, in winter and summer. Kids enrolled in the programme read library books (or have library books read to them) which can be either physical copies of books or from our digital library. They can record their reading progress in booklets which are provided when signing up to the programme. Next step is to bring your kids to the library to ‘report in’ – talk with a member of staff about the books they have been reading. 

Reporting in is a great opportunity for kids to talk about books they’ve enjoyed and get suggestions by a librarian on new books and subjects. They will also receive incentive prizes and can report in any time during their local library's opening hours. There are also other reading related activities on our website and in the reading booklet which they can complete to qualify for a certificate, book prize and to attend the finale event. 

Our final event usually has fantastic activities, games, storytellers and entertainers and everyone is welcome to attend these events.

Checkout what we were up during the last reading programme:

Current Reading Programme

Koorero Pukapuka ki Matariki

Our Winter Reading Program is back this year with a new theme – Kites! You can visit your local library to register your children from Saturday 3 July. Suitable for families with children between 5-12 years of age.

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Previous reading programmes

The Great New Zealand Tiki Tour

Our 2020/2021 Summer Reading Programme was a free programme to keep children reading over the summer holidays so they can avoid the 'summer slide' in their reading levels. 

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