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Christchurch City Libraries
work PO Box 73045,
Christchurch 8154,
New Zealand.
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Reading Crusade 2009

The 2009 Reading Crusade is now complete!
Christchurch City Libraries are delighted to announce there was a total of 24,000 individual registrations – up by nearly 10,000 from the previous crusade held in 2007.

The top 15 winners received a prize pack and attended a Crusader Training Session on the 6th May. The 35 runners up received prize packs with books supplied by Paper Plus, a mini rugby ball and a Crusaders team poster. Signed jerseys and rugby balls were given to the two top participating schools: Burnside Primary and St Andrews, South Canterbury.

Prizewinner details.

Thanks to the librarians, teachers, parents and children involved in this year's Reading Crusade.

Future Reading Crusades

Here at Christchurch City Libraries we never stop planning fun events for children. Even though this crusade is over we are already planning the next campaign for 2011. We can’t give you any details yet, but you can be sure it will be funtastic!

And don’t forget that when summer 2009/10 comes we’ll be running the Summertime Book club!!


For all our photos go to our Reading Crusade 2009 collection on flickr.

Media releases

Canterbury kids rise to Reading Crusade challenge, 7 April 2009

Previous Reading Crusades