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READ FOR TWO HOURS AND GO IN THE DRAW TO WIN ONE OF THREE MYSTERY PRIZES 

3 AGE CATEGORIES: 0-5 | 06-12 | 13-18 

Read your way around the map and submit your entry when you’ve read for two hours in ten-minute slots. You can read any books and eBooks from the library, or ask a grown-up to read to you, or listen to audiobooks or eAudiobooks. You have the whole two weeks of the school holidays to complete the challenge. 

If you finish early, ask for (or download) another entry to keep reading. You can submit as many entries as you want, one entry for every two hours of reading. 

  

READ AWAY YOUR OVERDUE FEES! 

You can also reduce overdue fees owing on your library card (or a family member’s card). For every 10 minutes you read we will take $1 off the amount you owe. 

 

INSTRUCTIONS  

Collect an entry form from the Library or read the instructions and download the map from this page.  

Read your way around the map and submit your entry when you’ve read for two hours in ten-minute slots. After you have read (or a grown-up has read to you) for 10 minutes, tick a circle in the map. Keep ticking one circle for every 10 minutes of reading. To complete the challenge you need to read for 2 hours (120 minutes) in 10-minute slots, and tick all 12 circles on the map. You can submit more than one entry, collect another entry from the library or download one from this page. 

 

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ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED TO HB WILLIAMS MEMORIAL LIBRARY BY SUNDAY 1 MAY 2022 

 

    

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

HOW MANY BOOKS DO I NEED TO READ? As many as you like! One really long book may take you more than two hours to read, or you may be able to read lots of picture books in two hours. 

CAN I READ FOR MORE THAN TWO HOURS? Yes! If you finish the two-hour challenge, ask for another entry to keep reading. You can submit as many entries as you want, one entry for every two hours of reading. 

WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I WON THE MYSTERY PRIZE? The draw will take place Tuesday 3rd May 2022 and the winners will be notified by phone or email on or before Friday 6th May 2022. 

I AM NOT A LIBRARY MEMBER, CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE? Yes! If you live in Tairāwhiti/Gisborne Region you can become a library member. Go to Pukarau (front desk) or call 06 867 6709 for more information. If you are visiting our library, you can still submit your entry, but you will need someone local to collect the prize if you win. 

WHAT FEES CAN I READ AWAY?  You can read away overdue fees and charges owing on your library card, or a family member’s card. 

WHEN WILL MY OVERDUE FEES BE WAIVED? Overdue fees and charges will be waived by Friday 6th May 2022 at the latest. 

THERE ARE FEES ON MY CARD AND ON AN ADULT’S CARD. CAN I READ AWAY BOTH? Yes, just write both library membership numbers in your entry. 

I HAVE LOST SOME BOOKS. CAN I READ AWAY THE REPLACEMENT COSTS TOO? No, the replacement and administration costs for lost or damaged items cannot be reduced by participating in this programme. 

 

TERM AND CONDITIONS 

  1. By submitting a completed entry you are agreeing that the information provided to HB Williams Memorial library is true, current, and complete.
  2. The number of circles ticked on the map must be a true representation of the number of ten-minute slots a person under 18 has spent reading or being read to by an adult.
  3. Only overdue fees and charges may be waived. Replacement and administration costs for lost or damaged items cannot be waived.
  4. HB Williams Memorial Library’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  

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