Summer Reading Challenge 2021-22
Ready… Set… Read!
The Clutha District Libraries Summer Reading Challenge is designed to encourage and promote reading. It is free, and open to everyone in the Clutha District. All completed challenge cards go into the District prize draw for a gift basket of locally-sourced products.
You can complete multiple challenge cards. which will earn you more vouchers, more books, and multiple entries into the prize draw.
- Registrations open: 15 November 2021
- Challenges start: 1 December 2021
- Challenges finish: 31 January 2022
Completed challenge cards to be returned to your local library by Friday, 4th February 2022.
The books you read can come from anywhere: home, school, or library. They can be fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, magazines, and can also include eBooks, eAudio, and audiobooks.
Reading for the Preschool and Children categories can be:
- On your own
- 'Read with Me' (for those not yet reading on their own)
- Family reading
- Shared reading
Going away for the holidays?
You can still participate in the programme. Keep working through your challenge cards and once you are back home, come to the library to update your card.
How does it work?
As you complete each activity mark it off on your challenge card.
When all the activities on page 1 have been completed, bring your challenge card to the library and receive your reward - bookmark or a free swim voucher.
Complete all the activities on page 2, bring your challenge form back to the library and receive your book prize.
Children - 5-12 years of age
One car or boat = one book or one activity.
For every book you read or every activity you complete, tick a car along the road. When you reach the ice-cream shop call in to the library for your reward. At least two books per level must be read.
Complete Level 1, bring your challenge card to the library and receive your reward. Choose a bookmark or a free swim voucher.
Finish Level 2 then bring your challenge card to the library and receive your book prize.
Teens and Adults - 13 and over
As you finish reading an item, cross off a square - look out for the bonus squares where you can claim a bookmark and a book voucher - Teens: a bookmark, CDC swim voucher, and book voucher.
You do not need to cross off all the squares on the card to complete the programme.
When you return your challenge card, you will receive a $20 book voucher.
How do I register?
You can register: online, by phone, or in person at the library.
Get your Summer Reading Challenge Card either from your local library or download it using the links below:
The Summer Reading Challenge is proudly sponsored by Inner Wheel Club of Balclutha and the Balclutha Rotary Club.