Summer is coming…and reading just got competitive

Calling all avid readers: join the quest to win the Game of Loans this summer.

Take part in Yarra Libraries’ epic summer reading program by pledging allegiance to one of the five City of Yarra Houses:

  • The Dragon Slayers
  • Elves of the North
  • The Woodsfolk
  • Highmountain Clerics
  • Shadow Hunters.

Earn points and badges for your house by logging your reading, filling in the Quest Map and taking part in activities. You can download the easy-to-use Beantracker App to take part in the friendly competition.

Kids who take the challenge will have the chance to win fantastic prizes, including book packs, movie tickets, Yarra Leisure swim passes and even a Melbourne Zoo package. More than books Get involved in the summer activities at our Yarra Libraries and earn badges for your team. See all summer holiday events at Yarra Libraries.


Finn, Philiana and Lavenia are excited to be part of the competition. They share what they love about Game of Loans.


I always love coming to the library for activities! [The app] was a great incentive to read! It was also easy to track what I had read. I’m going to read lots and lots of books this summer. I love reading!


My favourite part was having a reason to come to the library and completing the quest map. I also like how you can earn badges and that you have the chance to win the awesome prizes. I love the competitiveness of the challenge as everyone wants to win the grand prize and every team wants to be the winner.


I liked the different teams and their cool names – you can pick which one you like – and the creativity put into the game. All different age groups can use the app. I think I can read ONE MILLION books this summer!

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