Adult Reading Challenge 2022

The Adult Reading Challenge is back!

Winter is the perfect time to snuggle up with a good book so why not tackle that to-be-read pile or step out of your genre comfort zone and discover an exciting new author. Your winter reading could even win you a book voucher!

How does the challenge work?

Read as many books as you like, but for an added incentive, if you:

  • Read 6 books, you'll be entered into the draw to win a $25 book voucher,
  • Read 12 books and you'll be entered into the draw to win a $50 book voucher, plus
  • There's a bonus prize of a $50 book voucher up-for-grabs for the top reader across the district!

How do I participate?

There are multiple ways to join the challenge:

  • Pick up a challenge card from your local QLDC library branch;
  • Sign up to our brand new Beanstack page here and participate digitally; or
  • Download a challenge card here.

Where to start and what to read?

We've prepared a blog with more details on each activity and we also have some suggested reading lists; check it out here.

Happy Reading!!

 

Challenge Terms and Conditions:

General:

  • The challenge begins on 1 June and ends on 31 August.
  • To be considered for the book voucher draws, you must read six or 12 books from individual categories; if you read two books about survival, this will only count as one book.
  • Books means: hard-copy books, eBooks, and audiobooks.
  • The $25 voucher will be awarded to one person in the Upper Clutha and two people in the Whakatipu basin.
  • The $50 voucher will be awarded to one person in the Upper Clutha and two people in the Whakatipu basin.
  • The additional prize for the most books read will be a district-wide prize.
  • Winners for each draw will be contacted in mid-September.

For those participating using the challenge card (from the library or printed at home):

  • The challenge cards must be returned to your local library by Friday the 9th of September 2022.  
  • You can enter more than once by submitting individual challenge cards.

For those participating via Beanstack:

  • You will automatically be entered into the draw as you log the correct number of books.
  • We will review your books and if you have read enough books to be entered into the relevant draws twice, you will receive two entries into the applicable draw.