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The BIG Summer Read

The BIG Summer Read - a statewide reading challenge for children
Join. Borrow. Play. Win! The #BigSummerRead: a statewide reading challenge for children

The BIG Summer Read is a program aimed to keep you reading all summer long. Register online via Beanstack, at your closest branch, or at one of our launch events to participate.

Complete the challenges to go into the draw to win one of two tablets, as well as a range of other prizes along the way!

The BIG Summer Read officially opens 1 December 2021, but registrations are now open, so you can be all set to go!

Register Here

If you've previously used Beanstack, you will need to register a new account. Your Brimbank Libraries Beanstack account cannot be used to participate in the BIG Summer Read.

Keen for more? There's a whole host of activities lined up to keep you curious and learning over the summer holidays!

Print out some fabulous craft activities from artist Beci Orpin, and browse the BIG Summer Read school holiday events below:

pdf BIG Summer Read - Beci Orpin Craft Activities (981 KB)

Quokka Quiz Scavenger Hunt

Wed 01-12-2021 - Mon 31-01-2022

Come and test your Quokka knowledge with our Quokka Quiz, inspired by the book ‘Not Cute’ by Philip Bunting.

Answer the questions and spot the Quokkas to go into the draw to win a $30 book voucher!

Competition will be open from 1st December 2021 to 31st January 2022.

Brimbank Libraries Bookmark Design Competition

Wed 01-12-2021 9:00 am - Mon 31-01-2022 5:00 pm
Online

Get creative these holidays and design a bookmark for Brimbank Libraries. Five winning designs will be printed into a Library bookmark that will be available for free from your local Brimbank library!

BIG Summer Read Launch at STACC!

Wed 01-12-2021 4:00 pm -5:00 pm

Join us for the launch of The BIG Summer Read- a fun program to keep you reading these holidays!

Featuring balloons, face painting and craft by Aida Azin and Jo Mott, as well as performances by young local artists:

BIG Summer Read Launch at Sunshine Library!

Wed 01-12-2021 4:00 pm -5:00 pm

Come along to Sunshine Library as we launch the BIG Summer Read! program. Featuring roving entertainment, badge making and craft, be sure to come down for the fun and sign up to participate in this year's BIG Summer Read!

Bookmark Making Workshop at Keilor Library

Wed 12-01-2022 1:00 pm -2:00 pm

Get crafty these holidays and create your own bookmark to pop into one of the books you’re reading these holidays!

Bookmark Making Workshop at St. Albans Library

Thu 13-01-2022 10:30 am -11:30 am

Get crafty these holidays and create your own bookmark to pop into one of the books you’re reading these holidays!

Bookmark Making Workshop at Sunshine Library

Tue 18-01-2022 2:30 pm -3:30 pm

Get crafty these holidays and create your own bookmark to pop into one of the books you’re reading these holidays!

Bookmark Making Workshop at Sydenham Library

Wed 19-01-2022 10:30 am -11:30 am

Get crafty these holidays and create your own bookmark to pop into one of the books you’re reading these holidays!

Introduction to Procreate Workshop

Fri 21-01-2022 11:00 am -12:00 pm

Come along and explore the world of digital art in our introduction to Procreate workshop.

BIG Summer Read Finale parties at Afterschool Activity Zone

Mon 14-02-2022 - Fri 18-02-2022

Join us for some fun, Beci Orpin inspired craft as we wrap up the BIG Summer Read and announce the winners of the competition!

Finale Parties will be running all week across our five Brimbank Libraries during our After School Activity Zone, join in the fun at any of these sessions:

 

    • Deer Park: Wednesday 16th February 4-5pm
    • Sunshine: Thursday 17th February: 4-5pm
    • St Albans: Wednesday 16th February 3:45-4:45pm
    • Sydenham: Tuesday 15th February : 4-5pm
    • Keilor: Thursday 17th February: 4-5pm

 



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