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2015 Children’s Summer Reading Programmes

November 7, 2015

summer reading;jpgMonday 9 November 2015, registrations open for the iRead and Summer Reading Programme for Tararua District resident children.   The programmes both run from 7 December 2015 to 22 January 2016, but you can book in to participate now – a good idea as places are limited!

These programmes encourage kids to continue reading over the long summer holidays, and improve their communication and confidence, as well as enjoying visits from professional storytellers and entertainers, thanks to the Eastern and Central Community Trust, who fund it.

What is iRead about?   (Year 7 & 8)

  • If you are in Year 7 or 8 at school, or homeschooled and aged 11-13, then you can put your name down for this programme (or your parent/caregiver can) in person or by telephone.
  • Once the programme starts, you have to read Tararua District library books then write a written report about it in the booklet we give you, which is assessed by library staff or volunteers.
  • After every three reports, you can choose a free book to keep, up to a maximum of four free books.
  • At the end of the programme, each person who has completed at least three reports, will receive a certificate and free book.

What is Summer Reading Programme (SRP) about?  (age 2 – 10)

  • For children aged two to Year 6 at school.
  • Parents or caregivers may book in for their child to do this programme (children may not register themselves).
  • The child reads, or their caregiver reads to them, Tararua District Library books.
  • Then the child visits the library to “report-in” to library staff or volunteers, which is giving a brief spoken summary of the story – our expectations cater to the childs age of course.
  • Children may do one report-in at a time, and up to two in any one week. For example, you can do one report-in on Tuesday and another on Wednesday.
  • Rural children may do written reports by email, if they cannot visit the library.
  • After each report-in, the child is given a small incentive gift.
  • Four report-in’s are required to complete the programme, but children can do a fifth bonus one if they wish.
  • At the end of the programme, a Finale party is held where children who have completed, receive a certificate and free book.
  • If you are going out of town, you can register here but do the report-in’s at other libraries that are participating in SRP.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask any of our librarians, or email 2015

iRead 2015


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