Get reading this summer


If you’re wanting to get the kids into the books and out of the screen, Tauranga City Libraries’ Kia Kaha te Panui/Summer Reads reading programme could be the answer.

During this fun-filled activity-based programme, kids must do two check-ins, plus another two activities from the library’s Summer Reads booklet, to complete the programme and earn a prize book, certificate and an invite for the whole family to attend the finale party at Memorial Park.

Teens completing the Teen Summer Reads programme earn a prize voucher and an exclusive invite to a world-record breaking pizza party.

Kids and teens can start anytime and the completed cards need to be handed in on January 18. It doesn’t matter when they start as long as they finish the four challenges by the deadline.

The children’s programme is for kids aged five-10 years old and the teens programme for those aged 11-18.

For more information, visit: and if you have any questions, email: or phone: 07 577 7177.