Summer Reading

ECREAD’N can provide you with everything you need to run a successful Summer Reading Programme.

Pre-school and primary school children participate in this free incentive based reading programme, which runs for 6 weeks during the summer holidays. Children are required to report-in a minimum of four times to successfully complete the programme; this requires them to talk one-on-one with a librarian about their reading. The children are rewarded for their efforts with an incentive each time they report-in.

A Te Reo version of the programme is also available to libraries.


  • To interest, encourage and stimulate children to have fun and enjoy reading.
  • To increase reading skills in the widest sense, including communication, creativity and to develop self-esteem.
  • To encourage caregivers to become involved with their children’s reading at home – one of the most powerful tools for creating life-long learners.
  • To encourage children to become regular library users by fostering positive relationships between families, public libraries and librarians.

The Great Reading Carnival

If your library is interested in offering the Summer Reading Programme or you would like more information, please contact us here.

Summer Reading Resources

Visit the Participating Libraries page to download resources and complete evaluation forms

Participating Libraries