Summer Reading Programme

ECREAD’N can provide you with everything you need to run a successful Summer Reading Programme.

Pre-school and primary school children participate in this free incentive based reading programme, which runs for 6 weeks during the summer holidays. Children are required to report-in a minimum of four times to successfully complete the programme; this requires them to talk one-on-one with a librarian about their reading. The children are rewarded for their efforts with an incentive each time they report-in.

A Te Reo version of the programme is also available to libraries.

The theme for 2020/21 is “Celebrate Summer Reading”.


To interest, encourage and stimulate children to have fun and enjoy reading.

To increase reading skills in the widest sense, including creativity, communication, and to develop self-esteem.

To encourage caregivers to become involved with their children’s reading at home –  helping create life-long learners.

To encourage children to become regular library users by fostering positive relationships between families, libraries and librarians.


If your library is interested in offering our Summer Reading Programme, or you would like more information, please get in touch. We are on a mission to run the best library reading programmes in the country and would love to have you on board.