It’s that time of year again for the 2019/20 Summer Reading Programme atthe Masterton Library.

Registrations start Monday 18 November.

The programme runs from 2 December – 15 January, 2020. This year’s theme is The Great Reading Carnival – Te Taiopenga Pānui Hira. Children enrolled in the programme read books (or have books read to them) and then come into the library to report in – talk with a member of staff about the books they have read.

Reporting in is a great opportunity for kids to talk about books that have amazed them and get suggestions on new books, subjects or authors they may enjoy. Children receive incentive prizes and can report in twice a week. Children who report in at least 4 times during the 7 weeks of the programme qualify for a certificate, book prize and get to attend the finale on 17 January.

The Summer Reading Programme is for pre-school (ages 3-4) and primary school children. A te reo Māori programme is available for children who wish to complete the programme in Māori. The iRead programme is available for intermediate school-aged children. All of this is available for free thanks to the funding of the Eastern and Central Community Trust.

Places are limited but we do our best to get as many people participating in the programme. As an extra feature of the Summer Reading Programme, the library is hosting performances by storytellers and entertainers and everyone is welcome to attend these events. Visit our website for a calendar of our summer events.

Stop by the Masterton District Library on or after 18 November to register.