Newcastle Libraries launch Your Summer Stories

23 Dec 2020

With the summer holiday period fast approaching, Newcastle Libraries has your holiday reading material sorted, with an exhilarating summer reads program, offering something for everyone from podcasts, events and conversations.

Running until February 2021, Your Summer Stories encompasses a children’s summer reading challenge, with activities and grand prizes, plus, an adult (including young adult) summer reads program, featuring a curated selection of seven must read titles by award winning Australian authors:

  • The Cartographer’s Daughter by Tea Cooper
  • All our shimmering skies by Trent Dalton
  • Sorrow and bliss by Meg Mason
  • When She Was Good by Michael Robothom
  • The Tolstoy Estate by Steven Conte
  • Bluebird by Malcolm Knox
  • Honeybee by Craig Silvey

You can borrow or reserve your copy from any Newcastle Libraries branch, the eLibrary, or get your Grab and Go copy at the Digital Library 12 Stewart Avenue, Newcastle West.

Head over to the Newcastle Libraries ‘Real’ podcast channel to listen to our conversational podcast series hosted by Dan Cox from 1233 ABC Newcastle, exploring the themes of resilience, change and love, featuring award-winning Australian authors. Your Summer Stories podcast episodes will be dropping regularly until late January 2021.

Your Summer Stories also Rewards Your Reading and the easiest way to get involved is by registering and using City’s new online reading and activity tracker, Beanstack or by downloading the Beanstack app for Apple or Android.

Once you have registered yourself and your family members with Beanstack, join the Your Summer Stories challenges for adults or the Your Summer Stories - Rewarding your Reading challenge for kids up to 14 years of age. When you have completed a book or an activity, log this in the challenge and see what rewards you release!

Your reading also gets rewarded in the Lean in Newy app. Download now to find out how!

By participating in our reading challenge via Beanstack - kids go in the draw to win one of three Kobo Claras or one of eight $50 vouchers from Maclean’s Booksellers.

Visit the Library Your Summer Stories page to find out more.

Share your summer story on social media with #YourSummer @NewcastleLibrariesAU