Summer Reading Club | Goldfields Library Corporation

Summer Reading Challenge 2019-20 

Friday 13 December 2019-Friday 24 January 2020

Goldfields Libraries are excited to launch the Summer Reading Challenge! We want you to enjoy reading over the summer, so 'alpaca your books' and be in the running to win great prizes including book vouchers, book sets and Lego packs.

The Challenge is all about encouraging school aged children 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. For the first time, this year’s Challenge has been opened to families with pre-school aged children so that young families can enter the Challenge and enjoy stories together.

Sign up and collect your Challenger Booklet at any Goldfields Libraries branch, or at Boort, Pyramid Hill or Wedderburn Library Agencies. The Challenger Booklet includes the Ultimate Challenge of reading 10 books, and bonus challenges including a Word Find, Online Adventure and Creatorspace.

Ages 4-12 years.

Can't get to a library? No worries, download a copy of the Challenger Booklet and post it back to us by Friday 24 January.
Attention: Programs and Events Coordinator
Goldfields Libraries
PO Box 887
Bendigo 3552


  • Book Vouchers
  • Harry Potter Book Set & Lego
  • Treehouse series book set & Lego
  • Frozen book set & Lego
  • Anh Do book set & Lego
  • Faraway Tree Collection & Lego

Adopt-an-Alpaca (Toy)

Adopt an alpaca image

Goldfields Libraries are seeking homes for 4 beautiful, and rather clever plus alpaca toys. They heard about our Summer Reading Challenge and want to be part of the fun! 

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

  • Collect your alpaca from your local library in early January (we’ll give you a call)
  • Send us at least 2 photos per week during January of you or someone in your family reading with your alpaca
  • 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 alpaca!

Your alpaca 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 plush alpaca toy