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BIG Summer Read

The BIG Summer Read is our annual reading challenge for primary school aged children presented by Public Libraries Victoria and Greater Dandenong Libraries.

The challenge has started and is on until 31 January 2024.


Register now on the Beanstack Tracker app or website.

Go to the Beanstack website

Open the Apple App Store to install the Beanstack Tracker app for iPhone and iPad

Open the Google Play Store to install the Beanstack Tracker app for Android devices


Read books over summer and log them in the Beanstack Tracker app. You can also collect a paper tracker from the library to record your reading.


For every 10 books you read and log, collect a milestone reward from the library and get an entry into the prize draw.


  • Read 10 books - stickers
  • Read 20 books - bookmark
  • Read 30 books - pen
  • Read 40 books - temporary tattoo
  • Read 70 books - library bag.


Go into the draw to win some great prizes.

Prize winners will be notified and prizes awarded at our finale event at Springvale Library.

Key dates

Monday 6 November - Pre-registrations open on Beanstack
Friday 1 December - BIG Summer Read program launch
Wednesday 31 January 2024 - Reading log entries close at 9pm
Saturday 17 February 2024 - BIG Summer Read finale and prize presentation event at Springvale Library.

BIG Summer Read Terms and Conditions

Read the Terms and Conditions below. 

BIG Summer Read Terms and Conditions - 115KB