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What's on for teens

Summer Reading Challenges

From Wednesday 1 December our Summer Reading Challenge is GO!

You have two ways to sign up this year:

  1. come into the library and collect a paper based copy to fill out as you progress
  2. sign up via our Beanstack app or online and log your progress electronically

Your challenge this summer is to record 1200 minutes of reading between 1 December and 31 January - that's less than 20 minutes a day! How easy is that! Read, log your minutes, earn all your badges (online only) and automatically go into the prize draw to win a $100 Paper Plus voucher. One entry per person.


NaNoWriMo is an international initiative providing a forum for teen writers to be able to share their work, work collectively towards writing goals, and ultimately, to write a novel during the month of November.

If this sounds like something you are interested in check out the NaNoWriMo website.

There is more information here about how the programme works.

Wellington City Libraries have their own classroom group set up and have invited anyone who is keen to join them. Check out their blog post here.

Hooked on Books

Are you interested in learning how to write interesting book reviews?

Anyone can say “I loved this book”, or “I hated that book”, but it’s much harder to say why. Reviewing is important because well-argued reviews can influence what gets published and what gets read. Your voice can make a difference.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, take a look at this new New Zealand website for young adult readers all about reviewing and New Zealand books https://hookedonbooks.org.nz/