Big Summer Read


Join. Borrow. Play. Win! The #BigSummerRead  Wednesday 1 December 2021 and registration is now open.
To get started, download the Beanstack app visit Beanstack reading challenge webpage or visit your local library.

Summer is the perfect time for children to indulge in books and stories and read for pleasure. The Big Summer Read has been developed by Public Libraries Victoria in a joint effort to raise awareness of the benefits of reading over summer and to ensure Victorian children have access to resources proven to slow the slide. Together we are aiming to engage 10,000 children in the program!

Step 1: Register

Go to Public Libraries Victoria (PLV) Beanstack reading challenge page 
Click "Register an Individual or Family"
Register parent/guardian and any children who would like to participate

Step 2: Join the Big Summer Read 2021

Click "Register" to join the Big Summer Read 2021

Step 3: Log your reading

Download the Beanstack App and login as PLV to track your reading and activities OR
Login to Beanstack reading challenge page using a browser and click on "Reading and Activities" on the top left hand side of the page to log your reading and activities

Step 4: Show library staff your badges to collect a reward

When reading milestones are reached, kids earn ‘badges’ for their Beanstack profile. All badges will be released at the start of the program and can be completed at any time. Visit the library and show us the earned activity badges to receive a small prize. We have stickers, wristbands, bookmarks, and more (while stocks last).

Step 5: Go into the major prize draw for your chance to win!

To complete the challenge, log a minimum of 10 books and collect 5 activity badges.  All participants who complete the Big Summer Read Challenge will automatically be entered into our Major Prize Draw.
Major Prizes include Family Passes to the Museum, Aquarium or Zoo, and a chance to win one of four $50 book vouchers! 

*Major Prize Draw Winners must be able to collect their prizes from a Whitehorse Manningham Library Branch.