News | 4 December 2023
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Get your nose stuck into Wellington City Libraries' summer reading adventure

From the start of December through to 31 January 2024, Wellington City Libraries’ Summer Reading Adventure is back for kids and teens.

Illustrated graphics of the Wellington Cable Car with a stack of books,daisies and umbrellas surrounding it.

Picture this: it’s a warm summer’s day in Wellington, and you stand on a path that splits into three. Which route will you take, brave Adventurer?  

Wellington City Libraries’ Summer Reading Adventure is back for kids and teens until the end of January. The Adventure will take them around the city, into their own back yards, down to their local library, into the pages of more than a few books, and back home again in time for tea.  

By completing quests like drawing maps, reviewing books, getting outside and maybe defeating a monster or two, young Adventurers have the chance to be rewarded handsomely.

Prizes include collectible badges, ice cream vouchers, books and movie tickets, as well as family passes to Zealandia, Wellington Zoo and more. Plus, the ultimate honour is to be crowned Supreme Champion of Words, Books and Deeds. 

Adults can also jump into the Summer Reading Adventure, with specially prepared challenges and reading lists that should satisfy even the most experienced bookshelf explorers. As they review books and participate in quests of their own, adults will be able to earn digital achievements and tickets towards one of our awesome Grand Prize draws. 

Last year: 

  • 1457 Adventurers took part in the programme
  • 20,311 books were read and logged as part of the Adventure
  • 9,286 book reviews were written, drawn, or filmed
  • 3,508 ‘quests’ were completed.

To embark on your Summer Reading Adventure, visit