Lost in Space

Are you passionaut about reading? Sign up for our Starsome Space Programme!


You are a rocket pilot exploring new solar systems. But on your re-entry to your home system, your rocket got damaged. You will need to stop along the way to make repairs and check in with Ground Control at the Library before you can make it back to Earth. This challenge is for ages 5-13 but those ages 12-24 can sign up for our Young Adult Bookopoly Challange.

How to take part

Everyone who signs up receives a free book and Lost in Space map and booklet. Read for at least 20

 minutes a day and write the number of minutes you read in the spaces on your map. When you get to a check point you get to visit the library to record your progress with a librarian, and receive a prize. There are five optional challenges when you pass some planet with details inside you booklet.

We love hearing about your summer reading adventures so make sure to bring in completed, send photo's/videos to library@ncc.govt.nz, or tag us on Instagram @Nelsonpubliclibraries

Important Dates

10 December 2021 3pm – Registrations open

24 December 2021 – Check In One opens

30 December 2021 – Registrations close

7 January 2022 – Check In Two opens

21 January 2022 – Check In Three opens  

10 February 2022 – Check Ins Close

Everyone who signs up is invited to our end of summer reading celebration on Saturday 12 February 2022. 

Summer Science Workshops

Throughout January we are excited to bring you space-themed science workshops with Amy Johnson. These will be held at both Greenmeadows Centre in Stoke and the Elma Turner Library. Bookings are required  and more details are available on the Summer Science Workshops  page on our website.

Please note entry to these activities will be dependent on the requirements of the COVID-19 Protection Framework Traffic Light System.