Our annual summer holiday reading challenge, Kia Kaha te Pānui, is back – and better than ever!
Don’t let your kids fall victim to the “summer slump” – motivate them to keep reading during their break from school by signing up to win prizes and attend our famous finale parties!
There will be three versions of Kia Kaha te Pānui this year:
Kia Kaha te Pānui| Mini Reads
for ages 0-4
Visit the library 3 times to show us something you’ve read or had read to you. Earn a sticker each time, a swimming pass voucher and a prize book to keep at the end!
Kia Kaha te Pānui| Summer Reads
for ages 5-10
Visit the library 3 times to show us something you’ve read. Log the code word given to you into Beanstack, and earn tickets you can enter into prize draws as well as a swimming pass voucher. You can earn more tickets for the prize draws by logging books and writing reviews. Attend craft activities at the libraries for fun. Finish the challenge to get a prize book to keep and an invite to our epic finale party.
Kia Kaha te Pānui| Teen Reads
for ages 11-18
Visit the library 3 times to show us something you’ve read. Log the code word given to you into Beanstack, and earn tickets you can enter into prize draws. You can earn more tickets for the prize draws by logging books and writing reviews. Complete the challenge to get a $20 Whitcoulls voucher and an invite to our awesome pizza party.
Beanstack Information for All Challenges
We’re using Beanstack this year to record reading and activities, rather than paper.
Beanstack is an awesome free-to-download app that lets you track the books you’ve read, write reviews, and log activities you’ve attended. By completing activities on Beanstack, you earn virtual tickets which you can then choose to enter into prize draws.
There will also be Kia Kaha te Pānui booklets available from all four libraries from Monday 12 December – the booklets contain full instructions on how to participate and complete the challenge, details on the drop-in craft activities held during summer, and some fun activities.
Register for Kia Kaha te Pānui by heading to Beanstack website or downloading the Beanstack Tracker app onto your device and searching for “Tauranga City Libraries”.
If you previously created an account on Beanstack to participate in Spring Reads, you do not need to create a new one. Kia Kaha te Pānui will show up as a challenge to join on your child’s profile.
For help using Beanstack, check out our handy step-by-step videos