Events and Programs

Events Calendar


Up-coming Events:




Big Summer Read


Wednesday, 1 December 2021 - Monday, 31 January 2022

The Gannawarra Library Service is participating in Public Libraries Victoria's Big Summer Read program this year. 

Developed to keep children reading during the summer holidays, this Statewide program aims to address a reduction in literacy skills that occurs between the end of the current school year and the start of the next school year. 


Children are encouraged to keep reading over the summer holidays with an incentive based program that uses the Beanstack, a mobile app that rewards you for reading. When reading milestones are reached, children earn ‘stickers’ for their Beanstack profile and increase their chances of winning a prize! Participants need to log a minimum of 10 books and collect 5 activity badges to complete a special challenge. All badges will be released at the start of the program and can be completed at any time.  The more books that you read, the more chances you have to win a prize!!

When does it start?

The program will open for pre-registration on Monday, 8 November 2021, and runs from Wednesday, 1 December 2021 to Monday, 31 January 2022. The pre-registration period is where children can create their account on Beanstack and sign up to the program.

What is the intended age range for the Big Summer Read?

Primary-school aged children.

What are the prizes?

Open to all that complete the challenges on the Beanstack app.

3 x $100 gift cards

Five different brands to choose from (including BCF and Smiggle)

Winners will be notified by Gannawarra Library Service to celebrate their achievements!

Will there be a paper-based alternative for those unable to use technology?

Yes – you can pick up a simple paper version at our library branches and return when completed to be included in the prize draw.

What safeguards are in place to protect users’ privacy?

Beanstack’s servers are US-based, and to safeguard users’ privacy we are asking for the bare minimum of personal information: email, name (an alias is acceptable), age & library service.
Read Beanstack’s privacy policy to learn more about how they handle user’s personal information and what they use/don’t use it for.

Terms and Conditions:

Library members participating in the Big Summer Read must be under the age of 18, have at least started Primary School this year, reside in Victoria and must be able to collect their prize from either Kerang or Cohuna branch.
Prizes will not be awarded to anyone who does not meet the eligibility criteria.





Book Chat - Kerang  

Enjoy a relaxing morning as we share favourite books, get ideas on what to read next and discuss book inspired themes.  Morning tea provided. 

Book Chat is held at 10.30am at the Kerang Library on the 2nd Wednesday of every month except January.  Bookings are essential

Please note - COVID restrictions may impact Book Chat and the places available. Please call or check the above calendar to confirm.


Books on Wheels

Books on wheels

Books on Wheels delivers books, magazines, audio books and DVDs to people who are unable to access the library themselves. 

To register for the Books on Wheels contact the Sir John Gorton Library on (03) 5452 1546.

Once registered, a library staff member will contact the participant to get to know them and gain an understanding of the types of resources they would like to receive. Councils Community Care team will then link participants with a volunteer to deliver resources to their home on a monthly basis.