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Warm Winter Read | Goldfields Library Corporation

Warm Winter Read  Warm Winter Read - Wednesday 1 June - Sunday 31 July. Grab your book, blanket and beanie - we're hibernating with books this weinter!

Grab your book, blanket and beanie – we’re hibernating with books this winter!

1 June – 31 July 2022

As the temperature drops, we want you to make time for yourself (and your chosen story) every day.

From June 1, build your reading habit and log your reading using the Beanstack app, or pick up a progress flyer from the library. You can read for 5 minutes or 5 hours; it doesn’t matter.

Start a book from your to-be-read pile, finish that book you started months ago, or find something new while browsing the library shelves.

Not sure where to start? Click the button below or come and chat with us and we’ll get you on your way.

Pre-registrations are now open.

Register for the BIG Summer Read

 

Step 1: Register 

  1. Go to the Public Libraries Victoria (PLV) Beanstack reading challenge page (You might want to bookmark this so you can find it easily when registering each new book you read)
  2. Click "Register an Individual or Family"
  3. Enter your details. You can register multiple readers.
  4. Use 'Goldfields Libraries' as your primary library 

Once registered you can log reading on the site.

If you already have a Beanstack account, click the link above, log in and then follow the steps below.

Paper trackers are available from the library. 

Step 2: Join the Warm Winter Read

  1. Click "Register" to join the Warm Winter Read 2022
  2. The Warm Winter Read is designed for ages 16+. You’ll need to specify that you are over this age limit when accessing the challenge.

Step 3: Log your reading

You can log your reading via the Beanstack app on a smart device, through the Beanstack website or on a paper tracker.

Via the Beanstack app:

  1. Download the free Beanstack App from iTunes or the Play Store. 
  2. Select "At my library, school or bookstore"
  3. Click "Find a Site" and type 'Public Libraries Victoria'
  4. Sign in using the registration details you just created on the website.

The app also includes a timer if you want to time minutes of reading!

If you have multiple readers, switch between them by clicking on your account in the top right-hand corner.

Via the Beanstack website:

Login using a browser and click on "Log Reading" in the top left-hand side of the page to log your books, days, minutes or pages.

On paper:

Log your reading on a paper registration form. Pick one up from your local library

 

Let us inspire you! 

Person in red dress holding bookmarks in library

Collect bookmarks with recommended reads from Victorian authors including Jane Harper, Jock Serong, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Toni Jordan, Rebecca Lim, Claire G Coleman, Helen Garner and Christos Tsiolkas, or scroll down.  

Join the conversation online by sharing your progress through the eight challenge activities using #WarmWinterRead. These are not complusory, but are designed to keep you motivated. The challege activities are:

  • Choose something to read - try a Victorian writer, ask us for a recommendation!
  • Swap some screen time for reading time
  • Read outside your home
  • Read aloud to a pet, person or plant
  • Snuggle up with your read
  • Read while doing something else; commuting, waiting, doing chores (ebooks/audiobooks are great for this!)
  • Talk about what you’re reading in person or online
  • Choose something else to read! Choose what to read next! 

Recommendations from our ambassadors

Books

Dropbear, Evelyn Araluen

How decent folk behave, Maxine Beneba Clarke

Wild Abandon, Emily Bitto

After Story, Larissa Behrendt

The enigmatic Mr Deakin, Judith Brett

The Islands, Emily Brugman

Lies, Damned lies, Claire G Coleman

How to end a story, Helen Garner

The Survivors, Jane Harper

The Mother Wound, Amani Haydar

The Younger Wife, Sally Hepworth

dinner with the schnabels, Toni Jordan

Where the Truth lies, Karina Kilmore

Mercy, Rebecca Lim

the three-body problem, Liu Cixin

The Mother Fault, Kate Mildenhall

No hard feelings, Genevieve Novak a couple of things before the end, Sean O'Bierne
One hundred days, Alice Pung mother of pearl, Angela Savage Son of Sin, Omar Sakr The Burning Island, Jock Serong A million things, Emily Spurr Everyone in my family has killed someone, Benjamin Stevenson
Seven and a half, Christos Tsiolkas resurrection bay, Emma Viskic Those who perish, Emma Viskic Grimmish, Michael Winkler

eBooks

Wild Abandon, Emily Bitto

After Story, Larissa Behrendt

The Islands, Emily Brugman

Lies, Damned lies, Claire G Coleman

How to end a story, Helen Garner

The Orchard Murders, Robert Gott

The Survivors, Jane Harper

The Mother Wound, Amani Haydar

The Younger Wife, Sally Hepworth

Unlimited Futures, edited by Rafeif Ismail & Ellen Van Neerven

Where the Truth lies, Karina Kilmore

Mercy, Rebecca Lim

The Mother Fault, Kate Mildenhall

No hard feelings, Genevieve Novak

Other houses, Paddy O'Reilly

One hundred days, Alice Pung

Son of Sin, Omar Sakr A million things, Emily Spurr
Teacher, Gabbie Stroud The Burning Island, Jock Serong Seven and a half, Christos Tsiolkas Those who perish, Emma Viskic

eAudiobooks

How to end a story, Helen Garner

The Younger Wife, Sally Hepworth

Where the Truth lies, Karina Kilmore

The Nancys, RWR McDonald

No hard feelings, Genevieve Novak

One hundred days, Alice Pung

Seven and a half, Christos Tsiolkas

Those who perish, Emma Viskic

Audiobooks

The Orchard Murders, Robert Gott

The Survivors, Jane Harper

The Younger Wife, Sally Hepworth

The Nancys, RWR McDonald

One hundred days, Alice Pung

Son of Sin, Omar Sakr

A million things, Emily Spurr

The Burning Island, Jock Serong

resurrection bay, Emma Viskic

Those who perish, Emma Viskic

Large Print

The Survivors, Jane Harper

the three-body problem, Liu Cixin