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Summer Reading Festival

Summer Reading Festival

Summer's here and we're ready to help you make the most of your downtime! Throughout the holidays, rediscover the joy of reading and you could win an amazing Gold Coast family staycation!

Join our festival activities and read your way through the summer! Grab a ready-to-go bag of staff-recommended reading picks from your library, or find reading inspiration online. Escape with a great novel, explore an interest or fuel your hobby. Whatever you’re into, we have something just for you!

Browse our Festival events online or pick up a program from your library.

Summer Reading Competition

Enter our Summer Reading Competition and be in the draw to win an amazing family staycation at Paradise Resort Gold Coast. All you need to do is read, and the more you read on your own or as a family, the more chances you'll have to win! Head to our Competitions page for full details and to enter online. You can also enter by picking up and completing a bookmark entry form from your library.

Bag your staff picks

If you're looking for instant reading inspiration, we've made it even easier for you! Simply grab a ready-to-go bag of staff-recommended holiday reads – we have all your favourite genres to pick from! You can even create your own with help from our friendly team. Available now while stocks last.

Be surprised!

There's no better time to start spending time in your local library again. Enjoy our cool, welcoming spaces, relax and browse our huge range of resources. You may even be lucky enough to experience one of our pop-up Festival events and activities while you're there!

Share your selfie!

Show how much you love your library by grabbing a selfie or a quick pic of the kids behind the wheel of our Summer Reading Festival Kombi van at your local library! We look forward to seeing your pics on Facebook and Instagram! @gclibraries #gclibraries

Looking for reading inspiration?

Our friendly team is always here to help you find your next great read. Try our free readers advisory service by asking any of our library team members. We can help you find your next summer read! Also check out our recommended lists of eBooks to download to your device.

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