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The Great Summer Challenge

Information about enrolment and challenge sheets for our Great Summer Challenge summer reading programme.
Updated: 21/12/2018 3:39 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).

Great Reading Challenge Information Sheet [442kb]

How to get started

  • Register by completing the Challenge 1 Reading form with a Whangarei Libraries librarian or your teacher.

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

Challenge 1 Reading [327kb]

Registration times

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

  • Kamo, Onerahi & 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 [56kb]

  • 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 18 January 2019

Important dates

  • Thursday 13 December 2018
    Registrations open.

  • Tuesday 8 January 2019
    Registration closes.

  • Friday 18 January 2019
    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 25 January 2019 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 [159kb]

Great Summer Challenge 3 Story Writing [630kb]

Great Summer Challenge 4 Storytime Poetry [356kb]

Great Summer Challenge 5 Movie Review [209kb]

Great Summer Challenge 8 Getting Crafty [676kb]

Great Summer Challenge 9 Comic Cuts [226kb]



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