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14 Nov 2019

Nelson Summer Reading Challenge

We are excited to present the Nelson Summer Reading Challenge  for 2019. Sign up, read and win prizes this summer at the libraries. There is a challenge to suit every member of the community. Enrolments open for all challenges on Saturday 14 December and run through until the 14 February.

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Our ever-popular children’s challenge is back and this year we are trekking the Inca trail in the distant lands of Bolivia and Peru. Read your way through summer, complete challenges and pick up prizes and fun activities. Sapa Inca has declared a road race – complete challenges and read for 20 minutes a day to find the golden mask. Sign up at any of our branches – in Stoke, Tahunanui or Nelson.

Young adults are invited on a trip around the world. Expand your Horizons and dive into travelogues, memoirs, graphic novels and other reads as you cross the seven continents. Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Africa, Oceania and bonus challenge Antarctica – visit all continents and go into win a Sphero Mini or one of two $50 book vouchers.

Bingo is back! Returning for its second year, Biblio Bingo Bonanza – a reading challenge for adults – asks you to read, complete a line on the bingo card and go in the draw to win a Samsung tablet or one of two $100 book vouchers. Prizes courtesy of the Nelson Institute.

As if that wasn't exciting enough, we will be running our Summer Reading Sorted events over the holiday period.

Librarian Recommendations will run at midday between 27 and 31 January. Pop into the Elma Turner Library and find your next great read. You can also fill out our online form for reading suggestions.

Poetry and Shared Reading is a chance to sit back and listen to some great poetry and, if you like, join in the discussion. We will be holding a session at each library. Stoke - 20 Dec, 10.30am . Elma Turner - 14 Jan, 3.30pm Nightingale, 24 Jan, 3.30pm