BIG Summer Read is an interactive and fun program that encourages kids to keep reading during summer.
Have you heard of the ‘summer slide’? Research has identified this phenomenon as the loss of literacy skills over the summer holidays when children do not read—estimated on average as the equivalent of two to three months of reading proficiency. This summer, we’re encouraging school kids across Gippsland to keep reading with an exciting reading program – BIG Summer Read.
The program runs from 1 December – 31 January 2022 and pre-registration is open now.
How to register –
The process is simple! Register online as an individual or a family. In the question ‘Which is your primary library?’ you’ll find us located under ‘West Gippsland Libraries/MYLI‘.
Then prepare to track your reading by downloading the Beanstack Tracker app from the app store for iOS devices or Google Play for Android devices. You can also call into your local branch to pick up a paper form.
From the 1st December until 31st January 2022, record your reading sessions, unlock badges and be in the running to win some great prizes. The program is aimed at primary-aged children, but all children under 18 are welcome to participate. Children under the age of 13 will need their parent’s permission in order to register with Beanstack.
How does it work?
Kids are encouraged to keep reading over the summer holidays with an incentivised program that uses 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!
Participants need to log a minimum of 10 books and collect 5 activity badges to complete the challenge. All badges will be released at the start of the program and can be completed at any time. Children can read books, e-books, magazines, comics, graphic novels or listen to an e-audiobook. Take a look at our digital resources here.
Participants will go into the draw to win some exciting prizes. There will be 6 prizes. First prize is a $500 VISA gift card, and the 5 other prizes will be a selection of prizes to the value of $200 donated by local businesses.
Terms and Conditions – Please click here to read the Terms and Conditions.
Big Summer Read is a state-wide program delivered in partnership with Public Libraries Victoria, Bolinda Borrowbox and West Gippsland Libraries. For more information, please visit BIG Summer Read – Public Libraries Victoria or phone your local library branch.