BIG Summer Read

Looking for something BIG to do these summer holidays? Join the BIG Summer Read!

Join. Borrow. Play. Win!

Looking for something BIG to do these summer holidays? Join the BIG Summer Read!

The Big Summer Read is open to children aged 0-18. If you love reading, this summer reading program is for you!

How to play

  • Register online
  • Download the free Beanstack Tracker app (or collect a printed booklet from the library)
  • Read at least 10 books and record them on the Beanstack Tracker app or online
  • Check out the optional fun activities
  • Finish your reading and log your books by Tuesday 31 January 2023 to go in the prize draw!

Registrations now open!

The BIG Summer Read runs from Thursday 1 December 2022 to Tuesday 31 January 2023.

Register now!

Fun stuff

Here are some of the fun activities you'll find in the BIG Summer Read.

  • Draw a favourite character from a book
  • Read a book that someone in your family loved when they were little
  • Make a chatterbox
  • Make an agamograph

Age range

Recommended for kids aged 0-18 years.


Three winners (one from each age range below) will be randomly drawn across Victoria from participants who complete the challenge on Beanstack. 

  • 0 – 8 years: $250 Readings gift voucher 
  • 9 – 12 years: $250 Readings gift voucher 
  • 13 – 18 years: $500 Readings gift voucher

Do I have to use the Beanstack Tracker app?

No, but we do recommend it! If you need a paper version, you can collect one from any of our branches.

Important, serious things

Terms and Conditions

Participants in the Big Summer Read must be under the age of 18, reside in Victoria and must be able to collect their prize from a specified library branch. Prizes will not be awarded to anyone who does not meet the eligibility criteria. Children must be over the age of 13 to register for an individual account. 


Your privacy is important. Please see the Beanstack privacy page to read about how your personal information is handled.