Auckland Libraries: Unbelievable


October school holiday programme

1 – 16 October 2022

Join us for an unbelievable adventure with our Beanstack school holiday activities for tamariki and rangatahi.

A honeycomb illustration with bees and dripping honey. There's an adventure scene image. within each of the ten honeycomb cells

Kids and teens can log their reading and complete activities on Beanstack to collect badges and go in the draw to win prizes!

So, prepare to be amazed these holidays with fantastic feats, tall tales, wondrous worlds, heaps of fun activities, and awesome books to inspire you.

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Get started with Beanstack

Download the Beanstack Tracker app on your Apple or Android device and select 'Auckland Libraries'. Or you can visit the Beanstack website to register.

Once registered for Beanstack, you’ll be able to join our school holidays challenges for kids and teens (5 - 18 years) from Friday 30 September, 9am.

Visit the Beanstack website  

Not online at home?

Ask for our school holiday activity booklet at your local library!

The booklet is designed for those aged 5 to 18 years. It has an activity badge board and a reading log to track progress during the holidays. To enter the prize draw, just give your completed activity sheet to our friendly library staff on or before Sunday 16 October 2022.

Prize details, and competition terms and conditions

  • Our Unbelievable school holiday programme runs from Saturday 1 October to Sunday 16 October 2022 and is open to those aged 5-18 years.

  • There are two prize packs for kids and one prize pack for teens.
    • The kids prize packs include: a three-month subscription for a Creokit art design or science tech kit, and a $100 gift card for either Auckland Zoo, Jump Trampoline Park or a year’s family membership pass for MOTAT (two adults and up to four kids).
    • The teens prize pack includes: a $100 voucher for either Mighty Ape, JB Hi-Fi or PB Tech, plus the choice of an experience worth $100 from VR Voom, Jump Trampoline Park or Wero Whitewater Park
  • All readers who log ten or more days during the challenge period will be entered into our special Top Reader bonus draws. Readers can earn an extra entry to the draw for each badge earned over ten. Each Top Reader prize draw winner will win $100 to spend at participating bookshops.
  • Prize winners will be randomly drawn in the week beginning Monday 24 October. Winners will be notified on or before Friday 4 November.
Read Auckland Libraries’ competition terms and conditions.

Support for parents and caregivers

Our librarians can’t wait to help your whānau participate in our Unbelievable school holiday programme. We can help you pick out books your tamariki and rangatahi will love.

Ask our friendly staff or take a look at our librarian-curated book lists with great reads for kids!

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