Game of Loans: Battle Royale

Game of Loans Battle Royale

Join us in January for a battle like no other! 

⚔️ This year's summer reading challenge is a Battle Royale against Melton City Libraries. Which library service will win? Well, that's up to you!

👑Children across the City of Yarra will need to work as a team to read more than the children in Melton City Council. The library service with the most books logged at the end of the program will win the Game of Loans crown, but there are prizes for you to win too!

How the challenge works:

One lucky player will win a gift voucher to the Royal Melbourne Zoo (valued at $700).

Thanks to our program sponsors, The Little Bookroom, there are also five gift vouchers (valued at $100 each) to be won.

🎉 If that's not enough, our school holiday program is packed full of online events, in-person (socially distanced) events and activities you can complete at your own pace. Participate in our school holiday program to unlock bonus achievement badges for your Beanstack profile (and show-off to your friends!).

Game of Loans: Battle Royale starts Friday 1 January 2021

Download our summer holiday program (PDF)

Already registered? Log your reading and help us win!


Featured School Holiday Programs

  • Dreadful Dragons

    King Cranky Pants’ court is in an uproar! A fierce fire-breathing dragon is heading straight for the castle! Will he find a hero to save the day? Find out in this epic adventure! Ages 3-6.

    Available now
  • Mountain Goat Mountain

    Back by popular demand! Mountain Goat Mountain is an audio-led theatre experience for families to do in their home together. Ages 5+. Registrations essential.

    Available now (until 24 January)
  • Frogs of Merri Creek

    Tune into this video presented by Merri Creek Management Committee for a froggy adventure online! Go on a virtual walk and learn to recognise the different frog calls our local frogs make, and what you can do to protect them. All ages.

    Available now
  • Paper Marbling

    Learn how to create your very own marbled paper designs at home using items that can be found in your pantry.These one-off paper designs can then be used to make greeting cards or as wrapping paper. All Ages.

    Available now
  • Park Party: Fantasy & Adventure

    Fantasy and adventure await in the Edinburgh Gardens! Join us for a preschool story time session. Ages 3-6.

    Bookings now open
  • Meet Shaun Tan on Zoom

    Famed for his picture books including The Arrival, The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, Rules of Summer, The Singing Bones, Cicada and Tales from the Inner City, this is an amazing chance for children to hear from the amazing artist, writer and filmmaker on January 20, 1pm. Limited spaces available. Ages 9-14.

    Bookings open now
  • View all activities

    Unlock achievement badges on your Beanstack profile by completing additional activities at home.

    Play now (via Beanstack)


New to Game of Loans?

Our summer reading challenge is free to join and everyone is welcome to participate (parents and carers can play along too!). The challenge uses Beanstack, a third-party application built for libraries. The app allows you to log the books you read and rewards you with badges upon reaching certain milestones or when you complete a specified activity. This gamified, incentive-based challenge can increase engagement with reading and reading satisfaction, particularly with reluctant readers. We deliver this program in tandem with our school holiday program to help sustain your child's literacy level over the long summer break.

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