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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 1 December 2021 and will run until 31 January 2022.

Complete the reading challenges and activities by Monday 31 January 2022 to collect Beanstack Badges and go in the draw to win one of three prizes:

  • a pool party for 10 friends at YMCA (valued $336)
  • a Readings gift voucher (valued $50)
  • Kew Traffic School vouchers for you and a friend (valued $20)

The winners of the Boroondara Library Service BIG Summer Read will be selected by Public Libraries Victoria after the challenge closes on Monday 31 January 2022.

Remember, the more you read, the greater your chances of winning.

How to sign up

To get started, download the Beanstack app on your mobile phone or tablet. You can also visit https://plv.beanstack.org to register, and start tracking reading progress.

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