Summer Reading 2020
Dec 14th 2020 - Jan 29th 2021
Summer Reading is a fun programme designed to engage all age groups in exploring new ideas, books and/or activities. The programme is free for everybody across the Hurunui district from age 0-109!
This year, due to the current climate around Covid-19 we are launching our new digitally based programme Beanstack which will work alongside our normal paper version.
Our theme for this summer is "Imagine your Story."
Come into your local branch library from the 1st December for your registration pack which will be filled with goodies to help you complete your challenge.
How does Beanstack work?
To get the most out of your Summer Reading experience we recommend creating a Beanstack account. Parents can create the account and have their children registered under their log in. In Beanstack, you will register for the "Imagine Your Story". As you then log your reading minutes over the holidays, you will unlock badges. As you progress through the challenge and get to the 10 hour reading badge you will be entered in our prize draw and receive your completion certificate. If you are a Speedy Reader you can keep going and try to reach our other badges for an extra special certificate and prize draw.
Reviews from readers taking part in Imagine Your Story Challenge
(Can you find yours?)
S. W (9)
Good story, I liked this story because it rhymed!
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone
D. R (9)
fantastic; because of the mystery
I. S (18+)
It is a great book, straight to the point, practical advice for homeschooling.
Wings of Fire: the Lost Heir
C. G (11)
I think that Wings of Fire: the lost heir is an interesting book because it has a lot of thrill and excitement as well as sadness. After reading it, it made me want to read the next book straight away since the dragonets were already starting another adventure. I just don't want to stop reading the series
The Gift of the Magi
M. O (18+)
This is the true American Christmas story that encaptures the spirit of giving, with a classic heartwarming O. Henry twist This, his most famous story is from 'The Four Million' a collection of short stories written in response to a New York editorial, that said, there were only 400 people in NY worth knowing. O Henry believed everyone was worth knowing and his collection described the lives of everyday people. The title is based on the population of the city at the time.