The Summer Reading Programme ballot goes live from 9am this morning via our Palmerston North City Library website. 

For more information about this year’s programme: or to the direct ballot link:


Below is further information about this year’s programme to assist you with any enquiries,  For any further information please contact Rhonda Chenery ph 351 4100 ext 7057 or email


Summer Reading

The Summer Reading is a programme that promotes the enjoyment of reading, and this year it is celebrating its 22nd year! It involves children aged 4-10 years taking about and sharing with the Summer Reading

Team what they have been reading. The team will encourage children in their reading, while also providing some assistance to parents in terms of what the library can offer their families. Children earn rewards

during the programme and we finish off with a huge celebration party in the Esplanade.


This programme runs during December and January and is run at all our Community Living Rooms, and there is plenty of flexibility in the times that you can come in and see us. This year we are also offering

multi-lingual report options in  Te Reo Māori, Chinese Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, German, French, Korean, Thai, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, Farsi, Arabic, Nepalese, Karen, Hindi , Afrikaans, Burmese, Rohingya, Dari, Malay, Tamil, Bengali, Hausa, Yoruba, Indonesian, Urdu


Our iRead intermediate programme is for children aged 11-13 years, in this programme participants write short book reviews.  For every 3 reviews they do, they are able to select one new book as a reward.  This programme is operating at both Ashhurst and Central only.


Due to the demand for places, all places are allocated through a ballot process.  Entries can be made online via the following link

Hardcopy forms can also be filled in at any of Palmerston North City and Community Libraries.



OPENS 9am Monday 5 November

CLOSES Sunday 18 November


For our Te Reo programme please contact Nuwyne Te Awe Awe Mohi