Mayor's Summer Holiday Program

Colourful illustrations of happy children in a park reading and having a picnic. Text reads Mayor's Summer Holiday Program 1 December 2022 to 31 January 2023 All Together Now!

All Together Now! 

This summer, we invite you to join us in our exciting reading program. Regular reading through the holiday season helps children maintain and improve reading skills while school is out. To get involved, simply visit your local library from Thursday 1 December 2022 to register and collect your Mayor’s Summer Holiday Program reading passport! Each child must register using their own library card (Membership is free).

There are two different passports depending on the age of the participant. 

Mayor's Summer Holiday Program Junior: Ages 0 to 4 years
Mayor's Summer Holiday Program: Ages 5 to 13 years

Reserve a book to read via our online catalogue

Terms and Conditions

  • Theme: All Together Now
  • Registrations open Thursday 1 December 2022 9.30am and close Tuesday 31 January 2023 5pm.
  • Registration for the Mayor's Summer Holiday Program must be completed in-person. For opening hours and locations, please visit our website here.
  • Collect your passport and bookmark when you register.
  • One entry per child. The participant must have their own library membership. Registration is free, however, all children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when signing up for a library membership. The adult must have identification (i.e. valid licence, photo ID or passport) and a legal document or Medicare as proof of their relationship with the child.
  • Read, listen or be read to at least 20 books including eResources: eBooksgraphic novelsmagazinesVox booksiVOXLOTE Online for Kids or watch Story Box Library.  
  • Return your completed passport to the library where you registered by Tuesday 31 January 2023.

Prizes/Rewards

Junior Passport holders (Age 0 to 4 years)

  • A bookmark upon registration
  • A reward will be given when their completed passport is returned to the library where they registered

Passport holders (Ages 5 to 13 years)

  • A bookmark upon registration
  • Read 10 books to receive colouring in pencils and a colouring in sheet
  • Read 20 books to receive a bamboo stationary set and library bag
  • All completed and returned passports will go into a draw for two prize groups: 5-8 years and 9-13 years
  • The winners will be notified and published on the Fairfield City Open Libraries Facebook on Tuesday 28 February 2023
  • Prizes include day passes to Aquatopia and Calmsley Hill City Farm, and gift packs

Courtesy of Calmsley Hill City Farm and Fairfield City Leisure Centre for partially sponsoring our prizes. 

Looking for a story to read, listen or watch? Check out our digital collection of children's eResources below: