Warm Winter Read

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1 June – 31 July 2022

Calling all early risers, morning motivators, lunchtime readers, after work relaxers, and bedtime snugglers - incorporate reading into your daily routine with the Warm Winter Read. Create healthy reading habits this winter by tracking your progress online via Beanstack.

Start a book from your "to be read" pile, finish that book you put down months ago, or find something new while browsing the library shelves - the Warm Winter Read is waiting for you.

Want to participate? 

Download the Beanstack Tracker app (App Store and Google Play Store) or via the Beanstack website and log each day you spend time reading, from Wednesday 1 June – Sunday 31 July. 

Share your progress with us

Throughout June and July, track your reading progress and participate in a range of exciting reading challenges. Share your progress and challenge experiences on social media, add the hashtag #WarmWinterRead and tag us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


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

Need reading recommendations?

Click below to reserve recommended reads from Victorian authors including Jane Harper, Jock Serong, Maxine Beneba Clare, Toni Jordan, Rebecca Lim, Claire G Coleman, Helen Garner and Christos Tsiolkas.