Night sky with the Matariki constellation glowing. Text over the image says Arohatia te reo - Love the language.

This Winter Reading Programme ran from Monday 26 June to Friday 21 July 2023.

Our Winter Reading Programme for children aged 5-12 is back again, and this year we're showing aroha (love) for te reo Maaori!

Tamariki can enrol into our Winter Reading Programme by getting a booklet from their local library OR they can register online via Beanstack, which can be used to track independent reading time and books!

Every one hour of reading earns an entry into your local library's prize draw, as well as an entry into the grand overall prize draw! We have six sets of Tākaro card game and one Kaupapa board game to give to some lucky readers.

Bonus entries can be gained by attending Matariki activities at our libraries during the school holidays - Maanawatia a Matariki!

Please see the terms and conditions for participating in our Reading Programmes.

Register for the Winter Reading Programme

Register on Beanstack online OR pick up your programme booklet at your local library!

How to register

Reading Recommendations

Struggling with what to read next? We've got some great recommendations for you!

Check out the recommended reading lists

Download Centre

Using a physical booklet and run out of room in your reading log? Don't worry, you can download extra reading log sheets here. Spare printed copies are also available from your local library.

Download extras