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He Pānuitanga Raumati – The Great Summer Read

01 Dec 2019 - 31 Jan 2020


Sunday 1 December 2019, 5.00am - Friday 31 January 2020, 11.59pm

  • The Great Summer Read website will go live on Sun 1 Dec
  • Submit challenges until 11.59pm on Fri 31 Jan

Region wide,

This event is available at Auckland Libraries' 55 libraries, mobile libraries and online


Get ready to heat up your reading this summer.

Dive into Auckland Libraries’ fun reading challenge during December and January to win designer eyewear from Specsavers, tickets to Auckland’s hottest shows and attractions, eReaders and books.

10 challenges: do one, do some, do them all.

10 prize draws: everyone has a chance to win.

Check out the list of challenges and prizes online at or ask at your local library.

Read and relax your way into summer's vibe, and you could be a winner.

Going away and won’t be near one of our 55 libraries? No problem. Simply download eBooks, eAudiobooks or eMagazines when you are connected, even from overseas.

If you’re not a library member yet, visit our website to join.


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