Big Summer Read

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Join. Borrow. Play. Win! 

1 Dec 2023 – 31 January 2024 

Get busy reading these upcoming Summer holidays for the chance to win great prizes in the BIG Summer Read challenge! Read and record it on Beanstack, a mobile app that rewards you for reading. When reading milestones are reached, kids earn ‘badges’ for their Beanstack profile and increase their chances of winning a prize!  


This program is available to anyone under the age of 18 in Victoria. 


Friday 1 December   Saturday 2 December   
3.30pm-4.30pm    10am-12noon   
Ballan Library    Lerderderg Library   

Join us at the launch party for the Big Summer Read! Decorate and personalise your own pencil case. Light morning tea will be provided.

Bring along a mobile or tablet device to the launch party to register and download the Beanstack app. 

Paper-based alternatives will be available. 


Moorabool Prize:

All Moorabool based Big Summer Read participants who read 10 books will go into the draw to win:

  • 2 x $50 Book Vouchers 

  • 5 x $20 Book Vouchers

  • 2 x $50 Movie Vouchers

  • 5 x $20 Movie Vouchers

  • $200 Eftpos Gift Card 



Statewide Prizes:

All Victorian participants will also go into the draw for the following Statewide prizes: 

  • 0-8 years - $200 Reading Vouchers 

  • 9-12 years - $250 Reading Vouchers 

  • 13-18 years - $500 Reading Vouchers  


Prizes will be drawn Friday 9 February 2024 

How it works 

The aim of this program is to slow ‘the summer slide’ of literacy levels by getting kids to read at least 10 books and completing a series of challenges. They can record their progress using an app called Beanstack, which rewards them with digital ‘badges’ as they reach their reading milestones.  

Once you have read the initial 10 books you enter the major prize pool. For every extra book you read it is another entry in your name and is an extra chance to win!   

Moorabool Libraries has joined with forty-seven other public libraries in Victoria to reach the goal of engaging 10,000 children across the state to read this summer.  

Beanstack and how to register 

Register for the Big Summer Read through the PLV Beanstack Portal or download the Beanstack app to register for the competition.  Launch the app and select “School, Library or Bookstore” and then search for “Public Libraries Victoria”. If you have not used Beanstack before you will have to sign up to make an account. When you are filling in your details make sure to select “Moorabool Libraries” as your library service. Children under the age of 13 will need to have their parent’s permission to register.  

Download the app:

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Will there be a paper-based alternative for those unable to use technology? 

Yes – you can simply pick up a simple paper version at your local Moorabool library branch and return it when completed to be included in the prize draw.