Tristan Bancks takes up State Library's Summer Reading Club Challenge--with time for families to still get on board!

Have you heard about State Library's Summer Reading Challenge?

The Summer Reading Club is a fun, free program delivered annually by the State Library of Queensland online and in public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres across Queensland to encourage children to keep reading through the summer! 

This year, the Summer Reading Club launched an exciting new website, purpose built for children and families to use in a fun and safe way. Responding to this year’s theme of Myths, Legends and Fairy tales, the new website encourages the discovery of Tales of Wonder by inviting them to complete 40 reading challenges; we are certain kids will be attracted to the candid and clever illustrations and animated characters, and the ability to choose their own avatar upon registration.  

Over 750 children have joined the Summer Reading Club online, taking up the challenge to read. More than 1400 challenges have already been logged online! 

Top 10 Challenges completed online at 6 January 2021

Join the Club! Join the Challenge and earn XP points until the end of summer!

As children complete the challenges online, they collect badges and earn XP (experience points). The more challenges they complete the higher their XP will soar, and new avatars to unlock. And as each challenge can be completed multiple times there is no end to their online reading adventures! 

With the Summer Reading Club challenge running through to 31 January there is still plenty of time to: 


Catch Tristan Bancks online

State Library of Queensland is excited to be featuring popular children and teen’s Australian author, Tristan Bancks as a guest contributor for the Summer Reading Club. A keen advocate and champion for keeping kids reading through the summer, Tristan was excited to join us in promoting the Summer Reading Club challenge. 

Look for Challenge 22 – Literary Critic and Challenge 25 – Read Inside to see Tristan’s video invitations to get onboard!  

Earn your Literary Critic and Read Inside badges as you complete Tristan Bancks' reading challenges online!

Completing his challenges will earn 10xp points each time these challenges are completed! And as an added bonus, children will be excited to see TristanBancksAuthor responding to their comments! 

In addition to creating content for the Summer Reading Club website, Tristan is also doing the challenge himself! His goal is to complete 20 challenges before the end of summer. 

So far he’s knocked over Challenge 16, 20, 25, 27, 28 and 37 and earned 50XP points!  

Be sure to keep an eye out for him and his Avatar – perhaps your child’s post will be next! 

We invite you to encourage your children to join the Summer Reading Club challenge online. There is lots of fun to be had as you explore and discover exciting ways to keep reading these school holidays. 

To learn more about the Summer Reading Club challenge visit the Frequently Asked Questions on the Summer Reading Club website or contact  


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