Reading challenges

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Get involved in our reading challenges! We run our challenges through Beanstack - register online and/or download the Beanstack app via the App Store and Google Play.


1001 Books Before School

Can you complete the challenge? Start your child on the right path by reading 1001 books before school. Just three books, fifteen minutes of your time each day and you will easily read 1001 books together in one year!

Record and track your reading and collect prizes along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions 1001 Books Before School

How old does my child have to be to start the challenge?

Your child can start any time, as long as they have not yet started school. The earlier you start, the longer your child has to complete the program and the more they will benefit.

Can I register more than one child?

Yes! Register each child. There is no limit to how many family members can participate.

Can I read the same book more than once?

Yes, you can read the same book as many times as requested by your child. Simply log the same book as many times as you read it.

What if my child starts school before finishing the challenge?

You have until the end of term 1 of the year your child starts school to complete the challenge.

How will I know my child has reached a milestone?

When you log you books in your child’s account, a pop-up message will inform you to come into the library to collect a prize.

Can I count books that are read to my child by others or at programs like Story Time?

Every book that your child completes or actively listens to counts – this includes stories read at Story Time sessions, day care, playgroup and kindergarten, and by all family members, as well as reading the same book over again as mentioned previously.

More information

For more information, please speak to staff when next in the Library, email us or call us on 8416 6228.