Challenge yourself!

Check out Beanstack

Summer Reading Programme theme is Out and About in Hamilton with the image showing Hamilton icons Riff Raff Statue and hot air balloon.Be 'Out and About in Hamilton' this summer and read for a chance to win! 

Read what you like — that includes graphic novels, magazines, eBooks, and listening to eAudiobooks. Every hour of reading will earn you virtual badges on Beanstack as well as an entry into the weekly prize draw. There are prizes to be won each week of the programme. You can also earn extra entries for completing a line of Bingo!

Our Summer Reading Programme runs from Monday 19 December 2022 to Tuesday 31 January 2023. Please see the terms and conditions for participating in our Summer Reading Programme. 

Challenge yourself!

Check out Beanstack

What is Beanstack?

NEW! Beanstack is a free, digital way to participate in our Teens' Summer Reading Programme. You can track the books and minutes you read over the summer, complete activities, and more.

Information on Beanstack

Register for our Summer Reading Programme

Registration opens on Monday 19 December. Register to start logging your minutes and earning entries to weekly prize draw. 

Sign up

Reading Recommendations

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

Check out recommended reading lists

Free virtual event - Talia Hibbert talks 'High Suspicious and Unfairly Cute'

A free virtual event hosted by Barnes and Noble on Tuesday 24 January, at 1pm NZT. Talia Herbert talks about her upcoming laugh-out-loud story where a quirky content creator and a clean-cut athlete test their abilities to survive the great outdoors — and each other. Place a reserve on Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute from our catalogue!

Reserve your spot to this free virtual event

Digital Library for Teens

Check out our digital library for eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines. 

Digital Library for Teens