Make the most of summer with Auckland Libraries

Press Release – Auckland Council

Kick back and relax this summer with Auckland Libraries. Were offering a great range of fun and free summer services and activities so you can make the most of the holiday break.
20 November, 2017
Make the most of summer with Auckland Libraries

Kick back and relax this summer with Auckland Libraries. We’re offering a great range of fun and free summer services and activities so you can make the most of the holiday break.

Hit the beach with your favourite eBook, keep the kids entertained on the Kia Māia te Whai Dare to Explore reading adventure, expand your reading repertoire with Great Summer Read or make the most of your staycation with a range of activities on offer for all ages at your local library.

If you’re stuck for ideas for school holiday activities, check out the Kia Māia te Whai Dare to Explore – Auckland Libraries’ free, fun-filled six week adventure reading programme for 5-13 year olds. This leading children’s reading adventure is designed to improve your child’s literacy and learning and encourages both the use of te reo Māori and caring for the environment. Sign up from 20 November and encourage your children’s friends to join the adventure, using either the bilingual or te reo Māori activity booklet.

Take the stress out of holiday packing with free eBooks and eMagazines from Auckland Libraries’ vast digital collection to keep your virtual beach bag full of summer reading. Digital books and magazines are perfect to download onto your favourite device before you hit the sand, and our eAudiobooks will keep the family entertained on the road trip. Book your Christmas beach reads early to make sure you get your favourite new release and you can top up your reading supply anywhere you have an internet connection.

Heat up your reading by taking part in our Great Summer Read’s 15 fun challenges and be in to win passes to some of Auckland’s hottest attractions, shows, books and more. Every reading challenge you complete gets you an entry; the more you read the more chances you have to win.

If your holiday takes you out of town, loan times have also been extended over summer for worry-free holiday reading. And if you’re staying in our beautiful city over summer, just swing by your local library for a whole range of fun and free activities for all ages.

“There are a wide range of free services on offer at Auckland Libraries to help you to make the most of the holiday season, whether you’re heading away or staying in Auckland,” says Councillor Alf Filipaina, Deputy Chair of the Environment and Community Committee.

“I really encourage Aucklanders to enrol their children in the Kia Māia te Whai Dare to Explore children’s reading programme. It’s great family fun and helps to keep our youngsters reading and learning over their long school holidays. Sign up the kids and download an eBook – then sit back and enjoy your summer.”

Auckland Libraries helps you to take the stress out of summer so you can relax and enjoy the sunshine. Head to aucklandlibraries.govt.nz to find out more.

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See below for more information on some of the services available to Auckland Libraries members this summer.
Dare to Explore
When: Registrations open 20 November 2017. Programme runs 9 December 2017 – 17 January 2018
Who can take part: All children aged 5-13 years old
Cost: Free
How: Go to daretoexplore.nz, aucklandlibraries.govt.nz or visit your local Auckland Libraries branch

eBooks and eMags
When: Anytime
Who can take part: All Auckland Libraries members
Cost: Free
How:
• eBooks and eAudiobooks – Go to aucklandlibraries.govt.nz for details on how to download the OverDrive app and the loan process.
• eMagazines – Go to aucklandlibraries.govt.nz for details on how to browse hundreds of magazines online or download a copy to your tablet, phone, laptop or computer via the RBdigital app.

Great Summer Read
When: 1 Dec 2017 to 31 January 2018
Who can take part: all Auckland Libraries members aged 14+
Cost: Free
How: Challenges are listed on our website, or you can visit your local library and pick up a list to take home. You can do as many challenges as you like and in any order. You’ll be entered into the weekly prize draw every time you complete a challenge and log it on our website. Complete 5 different challenges to go in the bonus draw. If you complete all 15, you’re in for the Grand Prize draw! See aucklandlibraries.govt.nz to find out more.

Extended loan periods
From Saturday 25 November you will be able to check out certain items for a longer period of time to accommodate reduced hours during the Christmas holiday period.
These changes will continue to roll out in December.

Loan rules for Nov 2017- Jan 2018
• From 25 November – 28 day loans become 42 day loans
• From 9 December – 14 day loans become 28 day loans
• From 16 December – 7 day loans become 14 day loans
• From 6 January – 28 day loans go back to normal
• From 13 January – 14 day loans go back to normal
• From 20 January – 7 day loans go back to normal

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