Kids keeping up with reading
Tauranga City Libraries Summer Reading Programme aims to keep children aged five to 10 reading over summer, so they do not experience a dip in reading level when they return to school in the new year.
Each year, 800 children from across Tauranga take part in the programmewhich is run at our four libraries. Children register for the programme and are asked to read for 15 minutes a day, coming into the library three times during the programme to talkwith a librarian about the books they have read.
Each time they visit, they are given encouragement and a prize to reward them for their efforts. Children who complete the programme by checking in three times are invited to bring their families along to an end-of- programme party to celebrate, where they are given a certificate and a prize book.
Tween Reads Programme is aimed at 11 to 14 year olds. Teens aged 14 to 18 can take part in the Tween Reads Programme, or the new Teen programme. Teen Reads encourages teens to read over the summer, letting the library know what library item they have read.
Keep your kids reading up during the holidays.