About the Library

Contact Details

Christchurch City Libraries
work PO Box 73045,
Christchurch 8154,
New Zealand.
workp: +64-3-941-7923

Our Events

The Reading Crusade

Some interesting Reading Crusade facts

  • The Reading Crusade was held 23 February - 15 April 2005
  • Over 13,300 entries were received
  • Over 11,000 children years 1-8 took part
  • Just under 107,000 books were read as a result
  • Hurunui College (Year 1-8) was the school with the highest participation - 83% of students took part
  • McKenzie Residential School was the Christchurch School with the highest participation - 72.4%
  • 132 Christchurch Schools participated
  • Over 270 schools took part from Nelson to Waimate including West Coast and Banks Peninsula
  • Great response from out of town schools - 145 participated
  • The competition was most popular with Year 4 students
  • Entrants - 54% were female and 46% were male