Warm Winter Read 2023

The Warm Winter Read returns for 2023!
Darebin Libraries is participating in the PLV Warm Winter Read this year, from 1 June to 31 August 2023.

The Warm Winter Read aims to encourage adult readers (16+) across Victoria to create healthy reading habits by tracking the days participants read over June, July and August 2023. 

This season as the temperature drops we want you to make time for yourself and your chosen story every day. Starting 1 June, you can build your reading habit with the Beanstack app or pick-up a Reading Journal from your library. While reading is its own reward, you’ll also go in the running to win some bookish prizes!

To participate, all you need to do is sign up on Beanstack, log your reading, and complete challenges. Ask your friendly library staff if you need help signing up, or if you want a book recommendation. Books, eBooks and audiobooks all count towards your goal.

How to participate:

1. Sign up

Search for Beanstack in your app store or sign up on the Beanstack website. Make sure you select Darebin Libraries as your primary library when you create your account.

2. Log your reading

Log each day you read something, regardless of whether you read for 5 minutes or 5 hours. You are also able to log a book you are reading, including start date, pages completed and finish date if you would like.

3. Challenges

Tick off the six challenge activities as you progress through the challenge period. These are not compulsory but they are perfect for anyone who enjoys the satisfaction of ticking boxes and winning things!

Need some reading inspiration? Check out our Warm Winter Reads booklist here
If you’re on social media, you can tag @darebinlibraries and use the #WWR23 hashtag to share the challenge and your progress.

Happy reading!