The BIG Summer Read is a Victorian state-wide reading program in partnership with Public Libraries Victoria and Bolinda Borrowbox that aims to boost reading and literacy skills over the summer holidays.

The program launches on Thursday 1 December 2022 and runs until Tuesday 31 January 2023.

Complete the reading challenges and activities by Tuesday 31 January 2023 to collect Beanstack Badges and go in the draw to win one of 2 prizes:

  • a pool party for 10 friends at YMCA (valued $336)
  • Readings gift voucher (valued $50)

Public Libraries Victoria will select the winners of the Boroondara Library Service BIG Summer Read after the challenge closes.

Remember, the more you read, the greater your chances of winning. Visit our Booklists page for some great reading recommendations.

How to sign up

To register and start tracking your reading progress, download the Beanstack app on your mobile phone or tablet.

Boroondara Library Service will use the details you provide to Beanstack to contact you and arrange collection of your prize.

Boroondara Library Service will use the details you provide to Beanstack to contact you and arrange collection of your prize.

More information

If you would like to find out more about BIG Summer Read, visit the Public Library Victoria website.

For more fun ideas to keep the kids entertained during the holidays, visit our School holiday activities page.

Or if you’re looking for reading inspiration, visit our Literacy and reading resources for families page

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