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Kia Kaha te Panui - our summer reading programme!

Kia Kaha te Pānui is a free, fun summer reading programme for ages 5-10 and Kia Kaha te Pānui – Teen Reads is a free, fun summer reading programme for ages 11-18.

A great way to maintain reading levels over summer, kids and teens share what they read with us over the summer holidays and receive great prizes!

Programmes are available from all Tauranga City Libraries from Monday, 13 December 2021 until Sunday, 16 January 2022.

If you have any questions for us, please email kiakahatepanui@tauranga.govt.nz.

From the 13th of December booklets are also available to download from this webpage

About Kia Kaha te Pānui

Simply read as much as you can over the summer holidays and visit the library three times to share what you’ve been reading with a librarian.

What do you get for doing a check-in?

  • Check-in 1 – a child’s pass to a Bay Venues swimming pool
  • Check-in 2 – go in the draw for one of four prizes valued at $100*
  • Check-in 3 – go in the draw for one of four prizes valued at $200*, entry into some cool spot prizes, a certificate ,and prize book+

*+ Prizes will be drawn on Wednesday, 26 January 2022 with winners notified directly. The names of the winners will also be posted on our website. Prize books will be available for collection from Friday, 28 January 2022 from your nominated library.
 

About Kia Kaha te Pānui – Teen Reads

Simply read as much as you can over the summer holidays and visit the library three times to share what you’ve been reading with a librarian. At the end of the programme, if you’ve completed all three check-ins, you’ll receive a $20 book voucher for completing the challenge. There will be lots great spot prizes, too!

FAQ

Do I need to go to the same library for each check-in?

No way! We’d love for you to explore all our amazing libraries. There are even craft activities happening at all four libraries that your whole family can enjoy! 

I do not have a vaccine passport. How can my children take part?

Please email kiakahatepanui@tauranga.govt.nz to arrange booklet collection or to have a programme booklet mailed to you. From the 13th of December booklets are also available to download from this webpage.  When you are ready, you can use this email to organise virtual check-ins.  An alternative to the pool voucher will be available for those utilising this virtual option if required. All participants are eligible for prize draws and completion prizes.  Please email us to discuss options further or to join the programme.

What happens at a check-in?

During a check-in, you talk with a friendly librarian about the book you have read. You might like to tell them what happened in the book, who your favourite character is, something exciting that happened, or even show them your favourite illustration. It isn’t a test—we just love hearing about what you’re reading!  

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Posted: Nov 24, 2021,
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