Auckland Council Libraries: Love is Love: Reading competition

Love is Love: Reading competition

Take 3 romance books

1 - 29 February 2024​

Win prizes and find new books that make your heart happy – for free! 


Whether you adore love stories or are just flirting with the genre, February is your chance to delve into romance novels and be in to win!  

The lucky winner receives everything you need for a summer of romantic picnics! Your picnic pack includes an insulated picnic basket and bottle carrier, picnic blanket, outdoor crockery/cutlery, a cheeseboard set and a whopping $100 Countdown gift card.  

Two runners-up will win a special Mitre 10 Mega ‘shop and flirt’ $100 gift card.

Update: March 2024

This competition is now closed for 2024. Join us again next February for Love is Love 2025! 

We really felt the love this year with more patrons borrowing romance books throughout February 2024 than ever before! Thank you to everyone who embarked on a romantic literary journey - we hope you found your perfect book matches. 

Congratulations to the lucky winners of Love is Love 2024: 

  • Willa (home library: Te Manawa) was the grand prize winner of the Love is Love picnic prize pack including a $100 GiftPay eVoucher and three romance books
  • Ailsa (home library East Coast Bays) won a $100 GiftPay eVoucher
  • Nooangamataora (home library Tupu) won a $100 GiftPay eVoucher

How to enter

Throughout February, borrow three romance novels from any of our libraries or our Libby and OverDrive eCollections. You'll automatically go in the draw to win – it’s that easy! 

The more romances you read, the more chances you have to win, so fill your library card with love!  

This competition is in celebration of the fabulous Auckland Pride Festival. We're celebrating love in all its diversity, so look out for our romance displays and curated reading lists that will tickle your fancy, no matter what (or who) you fancy! 

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​Terms and conditions: Love is Love competition

  • Prize draw entries close at midnight NZT, Tuesday 29 February 2024.
  • The competition is open from 1 - 29 February 2024, and prize draws are available to Auckland Council Libraries members aged 18 years and older.
  • Eligible titles must be borrowed between 1 - 29 February 2024.
  • Only titles labelled as Romance are eligible. Find them at our 56 library locations and three Mobile libraries in our Adult Fiction, Large Print, Audiobooks on CD and/or Community Languages collections, or ask a library staff member for assistance.
  • Romance titles can also be borrowed from our Libby and OverDrive eBook and eAudiobook collections.
  • Titles can be borrowed in single or multiple sessions over February.
  • Titles can be a mixture of physical items and eBooks or eAudiobooks.
  • Visit the Auckland Council Libraries website for our general competition terms and conditions.
  • This event is part of the 2024 Auckland Pride Festival. See the full programme at

Auckland Council Libraries:Love is Love: Reading competition Join our Love is Love reading competition, borrow three romance novels from Auckland Council Libraries or our eCollections, and win amazing prizes. Celebrate love and diversity during the Auckland Pride Festival with heartwarming romance books.