Dare to Read - Tasman's Summer Reading Programme

Our popular summer reading programme will be back in December 2017.

Registrations for this year's Dare to Read programme open on the library website on Monday 12 December 2016.

This page explains how Dare to Read works and what you need to do to register.

What is Dare to Read?

Dare to Read rewards readers aged 5 to 12 years.

The programme is designed to encourage children to continue reading through the six-week school holiday break. It's a fun way to keep the reading habit developing.

Dare to Read is open to Tasman District Library members aged 5-12 years old.

How Does It Work?

All kids have to do is read a minimum of 3 books, complete at least 3 activities and report in 3 times between Monday 19 December 2016 and Friday 27 January 2017.

At every check in readers choose some more books to read and receive a small reward.

Expert library staff are on hand to find just the right book for your child.

On completing Dare to Read, successful readers are awarded a medallion and certificate at their school assembly early in 2017.

How Do I Register?

There are no restrictions on the number of participants and there's a long period for registrations and check ins.

You'll need to fill in a form for each child you are registering.

Once My Child is Registered What Do I Have to Do?

You can download a reading log for recording your child's reading, as well as other information about Dare to Read to get you started.

Or you can pick up a reading log from your local library.

Then it's a matter of reading, reading, reading and completing 3 activities from the range of options listed on the reading log.


Reading can be done at home and can be:

Check in

After you have read at home, and completed 3 of the activities, check in at one of our libraries (Richmond, Motueka, Murchison, Takaka):


 Today's readers are tomorrow's succeeders.


Related Links

www.tasman.govt.nz newzealand.govt.nz