Come on over to the libraries and have some summer dreaming and reading fun!
Children and families will enjoy 'Summer Dreaming - Moemoeaa Raumati' while exercising their brains over the summer with positive activities that can be done in-library, at home, or online.
Read or complete activities to earn entries into our prize draws. Plus earn bonus entries by finding the six summer reading mascots (pictured below) hidden around our website! If you find one, click it to fill in the bonus entry form.
Our summer reading programme runs from Monday 20 December 2021 to Friday 28 January 2022.
Register for Summer Reading Programme
Register here and pick up your Summer reading programme booklet at your local library!
Registrations are now closed.
Design a library card
Bring out your artistic side and design a library card for Hamilton City Libraries. One lucky winner will have their design on a limited edition library card that will be available to all our customers.
This competition is now closed.
This year we’re doing things a bit differently. Due to changing Covid settings we can’t host you in the libraries, so special activity packs will be available from all our libraries during the programme.Read more
Summer Kids' Book ChatRead more
Run out of room in your reading log? Don't worry, you can download extra reading log or reading record sheets here. Spare printed copies will also be available from your local library.Read more
Terms and Conditions
Please see the terms and condition for participating in the Summer Reading Programme.Read more
Summer dreaming at Hamilton City Libraries
Adventures in Time - Chartwell Library
Start your adventure in time from Chartwell Library. See a list of books compiled by librarians and try your hands on a jigsaw puzzle.Read more
Library detective agency - Hillcrest Library
Do you enjoy old-fashioned mystery and detective stories? Have a snoop around here for books and a mysterious library!Read more
Ngaa taonga a Taane Mahuta - Dinsdale Library
This summer, dream of a walk which leads you to the cooling shade of the majestic Kauri trees with Dinsdale Library.Read more
Out of this world - St Andrews Library
Discover some of the best out of this world adventures for summer school holidays with St Andrews Library.Read more
Prehistoric Paradise - Central Library
If you love dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, checkout the list of books compiled by librarians at Central Library. Try your hands on the jigsaw puzzle to reveal a prehistoric creature!Read more
Under the sea - Glenview Library
Get swept away with tales of adventure about sea creatures in our book list. Figure out what the Hamilton kids are up to during this school holiday by completing the jigsaw puzzle.Read more
If you are not sure about what to read or listen to next, we've got some great recommendations!Read more
BorrowBox for kids
BorrowBox is an easy to use platform with downloadable MP3 fiction and nonfiction eResources for children. There is a wide selection of titles including lots of Australian and New Zealand titles.Read more
Reading can be a family time activity which builds literacy skills for all members of the family.Read more