Cancelled during Level 2
eBooks and Audiobooks free from the library.
Browse the history of Waimakariri District
Shoot for the stars this summer!
Win out of this world prizes, earn stickers, complete challenges, read books, and learn about space!
There are four categories:
Preschool (0 – 4 years)
Primary (5 – 12 years)
Youth (12 – 18 years)
Adults (18+ years)
PRESCHOOL and PRIMARY CHALLENGES
The primary and teen challenges have an extra challenge for those who just want to read, read, read!
On Beanstack there is a reading log challenge where you can read and log your books and go into another prize draw.
You can enter either one of these draws, or both - it's up to you!
You can complete the adult Summer Reading Challenge on Beanstack instead if you like!
Unless otherwise specified, you can read physical books, eBooks or eAudiobooks.
Enjoy your summer reading! Library staff are happy to help with suggestions.
Share what you are reading with us on Facebook and Instagram.
@waimakaririlibraries #WaimakLibs #WaimakSRC or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are some collated resources you can use to help you complete tasks, for each of the different Reading Challenge levels.
All of the below resources are free to use with your library barcode number and PIN.
Jump on Beanstack for recommended reads and an extra reading log challenge!
eBooks & eAudiobooks
Read eBooks for all ages on BorrowBox.
Listen to eAudiobooks for all ages on Borrowbox.
Storybox Library allows storytime to be anytime! Watch and listen to some of your favourite stories being read by Australian and New Zealand storytellers! Reading aloud to children, in particular by diverse and engaging storytellers, greatly improves language and literacy skills, especially in the early years of a child’s development.
eMagazines and eComics
Libby provides access to popular magazines and now also has a great range of eComics which are yours to download and keep. Libby also provides access to more eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Watch Movies and Episodes
Kanopy has over 10,000 titles and with new content added monthly there is something here for everyone! Kanopy Kids provides specific content for children with unlimited access to a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content - from movies, TV series, animated storybooks, to live action, and animated favourites!
New Zealand Geographic has awesome articles, documentaries and information about the people, places and wildlife of New Zealand and surrounding areas, like Antarctica.
Kids eLibrary is a great place to start looking for ideas to complete challenges, particularly for the Primary age group.
Kids Reading has some excellent recommendations for a variety of genres and reading levels.
Tumblebooks has hundreds of animated picture books to listen to or read. Along with read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles!
Library Catalogue - the place to go when you want to track down a book or place a hold.
Mars is a red planet, make a red smoothie and complete a challenge using the recipe here.
A cookie recipe can be found here or in the back of the preschool challenge booklet.
Sing along with the below songs to complete a challenge!
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
Check out Amy and Sally signing Zoom, Zoom, Zoom we’re going to the moon and sing along with them.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Sing along to this song with the Kiboomers.
Video shared from the Kiboomers YouTube channel. Find plenty of other songs to keep the kids entertained on here too!