Summer Reading Club | Goldfields Library Corporation

Summer Reading Challenge. Hang out and read

Summer Reading Challenge 2020-21

We're at it again! It's time for another great Summer Reading Challenge! We want you to enjoy reading over the summer, so come 'hang out and read' and be in the running to win great prizes including book vouchers, book sets and Lego packs.

The Challenge is all about encouraging children aged 4-12 years to read for pleasure over the long summer break, to enjoy stories in many forms, and to continue developing great reading skills learnt at school. Families with pre-school aged children are also welcome to enter the Challenge and enjoy stories together. 

cartoon sloth reading a book

Sign up and collect your Challenger Booklet at any Goldfields Libraries branch or Agency. The Challenger Booklet includes the Ultimate Challenge of reading 10 books, and bonus challenges including a Word Find and Creatorspace. 

Can't get to a library? No worries, download a copy of the Challenger Booklet and post it back to us by Friday 22 January. 

Attention: Programs and Events Coordinator
Goldfields Libraries
PO Box 887
Bendigo 3552

Adopt a sloth toy

Sloth toys reading a book

Goldfields Libraries are seeking homes for 4 beautiful, and rather lazy plush sloth toys. They heard about our Summer Reading Challenge and want to hang out and read with you! 

If your family is interested in adopting one of these cute and fluffy creatures, you will need to agree to: 

  • Collect your Sloth from your local library in late December (we’ll give you a call)
  • Send us at least 1 photo per week during December/January of you or someone in your family hanging out with your sloth
  • Complete an image release form so photos can be shared on our Facebook pages
  • Provide a loving home and share many happy stories and adventures with your sloth!

Your sloth can then stay with you forever!

If you think you have what it takes, please email with the following info:

  • Your name
  • Age
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Your local library 
  • Why you wish to adopt a sloth toy

Applications close 5pm Monday 14 December.