Dare to Explore, Auckland Libraries' Summer Reading Adventure, kicked off on Monday 10 December with a launch at Mt Roskill Library.
Auckland Libraries Manager Allison Dobbie welcomed pupils from St Therese and Dominion Road schools and challenged them to explore New Zealand through their library over summer.
The programme was then launched with a countdown and cheers accompanied by the resounding bang of party poppers.
If you're not already involved, it’s free to sign up and start exploring! Register now and then come into your local library to collect your Dare to Explore pack.
You can also read more about how the Summer Reading Adventure works, and see what Dare to Explore events your local library has planned.