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What is Out of the Book?


Are you aged between 5 and 17 years? Would you like the chance to win some awesome prizes?

Out of the Book is Puke Ariki and Community Libraries new summer reading programme - with a difference! There is a choice of 30 challenges to complete. Some are reading, some are not.

You can:

  • show us a magic trick
  • design and build a robot
  • read a sports story
  • help cook a meal with your whānau and much more.

How does it work?


  • Out of the Book is free and open to all school aged children.
  • From 17 December you can come in to one of our libraries with your parent or guardian and register for the challenge.
  • There is no limit to the number of entrants and you can register any time before 3 February.
  • We will give you a brochure that tells you about the challenges.
  • Complete five challenges, at least one needs to be reading based (blue box).
  • Visit us at any of the libraries before 3 February 2019 and share the challenges you've completed with our librarians.
  • For every five challenges you complete you get an entry into your local library's prize draw and the MEGA prize draw.

The Prize Draws


One prize draw will be held at each of the libraries, Puke Ariki, Bell Block, Inglewood, Ōākura, Urenui and Waitara. There will also be one overall MEGA prize (we don’t want to give too much away….but this is a fantastic electronic prize!)

The prizes will be drawn Thursday 7 February 2019 and winners will be notified Monday 11 February 2019.

For more information


Visit any of the libraries and talk to our librarians.

Terms and conditions.