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The Great Summer Challenge

Information about enrolment and challenge sheets for our Great Summer Challenge summer reading programme.
Updated: 10/12/2019 2:27 p.m.

The Great Summer Challenge summer reading programme.

The Great Summer Challenge school holiday programme

  • Reading and Challenges for all ages

  • You decide how much, what and when you’d like to read

  • Complete Challenges and be in to win! (scroll down to find all the Challenges).

The Great Reading Challenge Information Sheet [178KB]

How to get started

Registrations open and the Challenges will be available on Wednesday 11 December 2019.

  • Register by visiting any branch of Whangarei District Libraries and completing the  Challenge 1 Reading form with a librarian.

  • or download and print the Challenge 1 Reading form at home, fill in your details and take to any branch of Whangarei District Libraries:

Challenge 1 Reading [256 KB]

Registration times

  • Whangarei Central Library: Monday to Friday between 10 am and 5 pm

  • Kamo, Onerahi and Tikipunga Libraries: Monday to Friday during opening hours
    Please note: You may be asked to wait a while at the branch libraries if the librarians are busy

  • The Mobile Library: When it’s in your area

What you do

  • Read at home, or at the beach or a place of your choice.

  • Keep a reading log. Download and print more reading log sheets from the link below:

Extra Challenge 1 Reading Log sheets [48 KB]

  • Ask your parents/caregiver to sign your reading log for each book you read.

  • Challenge 1 Reading is compulsory.

Sending Challenges to the Library

Make sure your completed Challenge sheets and other items all have your name on them.

  • Take them in to Whangarei Central Library

  • or scan and email to: with Great Summer Challenge typed in the subject field

  • Return them by Friday 17 January 2020

Important dates

  • Thursday 11 December 2019
    Registrations open.

  • Friday 3 January 2020
    Registration closes.

  • Friday 17 January 2020
    Last day to return completed Reading Log, Book Reviews, Challenge Sheets and any Challenge Items to the library so that your prizes will be ready for the Grande Finale.

  • Friday 24 January 2020 Grand Finale
    Prize giving and show presented by Magic Mike
    10 am in Children’s Room, Whangarei Central Library.

The Challenges

  • You can choose any of the following Challenges you like to do - or try them all!

  • Full instructions are included with each Challenge sheet

  • Some of the Challenges can earn you spot prizes

Select and download the Challenges you would like to do from the list below:

Great Summer Challenge 2 Book Review [216 KB]

Great Summer Challenge 3 Short Story Writing [644 KB]

Great Summer Challenge 4 Storytime Poetry [369 KB]

Great Summer Challenge 5 Movie Review [447 KB]

Great Summer Challenge 6 Mini Mail [344 KB] 

Pick up mini envelopes for Challenge 6 from the Information desk at Whangarei Central Library.

Great Summer Challenge 7 Barmy Origami [532 KB]

Great Summer Challenge 8 Getting Crafty [451 KB]

Great Summer Challenge 9 Zines [563 KB]

Great Summer Challenge 10 Make It, Bake It [399 KB]

Great Summer Challenge 11 Who Me Disguises [292 KB]

Great Summer Challenge 12 LEGO and Beyond [543 KB]

Great Summer Challenge 13 Beach Day [639 KB]

Great Summer Challenge 14 DOC Become a Water Champion [518 KB]

Great Summer Challenge 15 Botanica Visit [464 KB]

Great Summer Challenge 16 Car Bingo [616 KB]

Great Summer Challenge 17 Ball Skills [676 KB]

Great Summer Challenge 18 Me and My Shadow [771 KB]

Great Summer Challenge 19 Sports Quiz [307 KB]

Great Summer Challenge 20 Sleep Out. [613 KB].




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