BIG Summer Read

Published on 28 November 2023

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Complete challenges and win prizes!

Kingston Libraries’ Big Summer Read is a free program for ages 0-18 years, aimed at nurturing literacy skills, boosting reading over summer, and winning prizes!

Come and explore our libraries’ collections - our huge range of books and audiobooks, both physically and digitally, are ready and waiting for you to read.

How to enter

  1. Register via the Beanstack website
  2. Download for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
  3. Start reading! Add the title of the books you have read into your Beanstack account.
  4. Complete the Big Summer Read challenge by reading 10 books to be in the draw for the major prizes.

Prize draws

The first 500 people to read and log 10 books, come in and collect a drink bottle or a yoyo!

Major prize draw

Register with Beanstack and complete the Big Summer Read challenge to be automatically entered the major prize draw!

Win one of the following prizes:

  • 1st prize - (ages 14-18) - Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones plus $50 bookstore voucher
  • 1st prize - (ages 10-13) - Nintendo Switch Lite plus $50 bookstore voucher
  • 1st prize - (ages 5-9) - Nintendo Switch Lite plus $50 bookstore voucher
  • 1st prize - (ages 0-4) - LEGO® DUPLO® set plus $50 bookstore voucher
  • 2nd prize - (all ages) - $100 Westfield Voucher & $100 bookstore voucher
  • 3rd prize (all ages) - $50 Westfield voucher & $54 bookstore voucher

For more chances to win, keep reading! Every 10 books logged, gets you another entry into the major prize draw.

Weekly prize draw

To enter, complete at least one character reading activity per week, such as the following activities:

  • Submit a review on Beanstack for one of the books you logged for the challenge.
  • Sign into BorrowBox using your library card. Borrow an eBook or an eAudiobook and log the title for the challenge.
  • Read a book that’s been made into a film, or watch a film based on a children’s book.

Statewide prize draw

When you complete your Big Summer Read challenge through Beanstack, you are automatically entered into both the Kingston Libraries and the statewide prize draw!

Conditions of entry

  • The Big Summer Read program is for children and young adults aged 0-18.
  • You must be a member of Kingston Libraries. If you are not a member, please visit our libraries or website to sign up.
  • You do not have to be a resident of Kingston Council.
  • The competition opens on 1 December 2023 and closes on 31 January 2024.
  • You can read or listen to any book that is at your reading level.
  • Major prizes will be drawn at Kingston Libraries on Friday 9 February 2024.
  • Winners will be contacted via phone or email within one week of the draw.
  • If a major prize is not claimed within 2 weeks of the draw, there will be a redraw for that prize.
  • Participants are eligible to win one major prize only.
  • Participants can enter the major prize draw more than once as long as they complete a new set of reading each time.
  • Entry into the major prize draw requires the logging of 10 book titles via Beanstack.
  • Call the library on 1300 135 668 and speak with library staff if you have any questions.


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