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Waimakariri Libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge 2018/19 is a fun and inspiring reading programme designed to keep preschool, school-aged children, and youth reading over the summer holidays.
Participants complete reading challenges, earn incentives along the way, and upon completion are able to attend an age-appropriate finale prizegiving and party, and go in the draw to win some incredible prizes.
There are three categories:
We haven’t forgotten the adults! When you come in to sign your child up, please ask about our Summer Reading Challenge for Adults too. Participating in this challenge is great modelling for your child and will encourage them to complete the challenge.
The challenges are designed for you to do together with your child.
PRIMARY & YOUTH CHALLENGE
Unless otherwise specified, you can read physical books, eBooks or audiobooks. Some useful resources are linked below:
Registration week runs from Monday 26 November to Friday 30 November, daily from 3.30pm, at Oxford, Kaiapoi and Rangiora Libraries.
You can still register after this week – please ask a librarian who will be able to sign you up.
After you have registered you will receive the challenge card, and can start the challenge straight away.
Who can do the Summer Reading Challenge?
Any child or student aged between 0 – 18 years.
I am 12 years old. Am I in the primary or youth category? What is the difference?
12 year olds can choose which category they would like to be in. The challenge card is the same for both categories, but the difference is the finale party and prizegiving. The primary finale party is on a Saturday morning and features a magician. The prizes are: a Harry Potter Lego set, a New World Gift Hamper, movie tickets, and books.
The youth party is on a Thursday afternoon at Kaiapoi Library. It will be a pizza and movie party and the prizes are a YA Chronicles Book Box, a $100 Propaganda gift card, movie tickets, a sports bag and books.
What are the prizes for the pre-schoolers?
Jenga, a wooden train set, movie passes and books.
Is there any cost to participate?
No. It is free to register for the Summer Reading Challenge, and there are no charges to pay at all.
Is everyone who registers eligible to attend a finale prizegving party?
You need to complete the challenge in order to be eligible to attend. For the preschool challenge, you need to complete two lines of challenges. For the primary and youth categories, you need to complete three lines of challenges.
Below are some collated resources you can use to help you complete tasks, for each of the different Reading Challenge levels. These include links to relevant booklists you can check out, and videos demonstrating different crafts and tasks.
Pirates Love Underpants by Claire Freedman
Pirate Pete and His Smelly Feet by Lucy Rowland
All Hands On Deck by Richard Dungworth
My Pop Is A Pirate by Damon Young
Pirate Ship by Jan Lewis
The Pirate Jamboree by Mark Teague
Captain McGrew Wants You For His Crew by Mark Sperring
Bug Bear by Patricia Hegarty
A Brave Bear by Sean Taylor
My Friend Bear by Jez Alborough
The Very Itchy Bear by Nick Bland
Bear On A Bike by Hannah Shaw
There’s A Bear On My Chair by Colin Ross
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Joy Cowley
Peace At Last by Jill Murphy