Warm Winter Read | Goldfields Library Corporation

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Get ready to cozy up with a good book because the Warm Winter Read is here!

As the temperature drops, we want you to make time for yourself and your chosen story every day. Beginning on 1 June and aimed at those 16 and over, the Warm Winter Read encourages you to create healthy reading habits by tracking the days you read. It’s easier than you think; listen to an audiobook on your commute to work, when walking the dog, or while completing household chores. Swap scrolling time for reading time, or replace one episode of a binge-watch with a chapter of a great book.

And while reading is its own reward, you’ll also go into the draw to win some great bookish prizes!

How to participate

To participate, register online through the Vic Reads website or by using a paper reading journal available at all libraries.

Then, simply track and log your reading between 1 June and 31 August. You can read for 5 minutes or 5 hours; it doesn’t matter.

Register now

Reading Recommendations

Our friendly staff are always happy to help you find your next favourite read (we LOVE to talk books!). High-profile Victorian authors Matt Preston, Pip Williams, Garry Disher, Dr Ahona Guha, Michael Earp, Alison Goodman, Shelley Parker-Chan and Melissa Lucashenko have also shared their top picks. Scroll down to see recommendations, or pick up a bookmark next time you’re in.  

Reading Challenges

Want to make it even more fun? Have a go at our reading challenges. They’re not compulsory, but who doesn’t like to spice things up a bit?

  1. Create a cosy reading spot
  2. Literary Pair and Share
  3. Start a new series or read the next in a series
  4. Recommend or review a title
  5. Get out and about with an audiobook
  6. Read a book that transports your mind

Stay connected on social media to discover fun ways you can complete these challenges, and to see what other readers are getting up to. #WWR2024 #LibrariesChangeLives