Auckland Libraries: Summer reading, sorted - Whānau

Summer reading, sorted - Whānau

5 January – 5 February 2021

Read and play together with Auckland Libraries this summer – at home, at the library or out and about!

Two boys reading on iPad.

Take turns or work together as a whānau to log your reading, complete activities or submit reviews to earn badges on Beanstack.

Registrations are open now and Summer reading, sorted activities will be available on your Beanstack account from 5 January – 5 February 2021.

Wherever you are this summer, Auckland Libraries’ free memberships, collections, events, and WiFi let you and your whānau relax, reset and have fun with your reading.

Get started with Beanstack

Download the Beanstack Tracker app on your Apple or Android device or visit the Beanstack website to register now and complete activities from 5 January 2021.


  1. Register and set up your account on Beanstack.
  2. Add readers to your account - adults and kids! You can add a profile for every reader in your household. Each reader can join the reading challenges of their choice. 
  3. Join the ‘Whānau’ challenge and get started from 5 January 2021. Log the time spent reading, complete activities and add book reviews to earn Beanstack badges. 
  4. Each badge earned by a reader in our Whānau challenge gives you an entry into our grand prize draw! Complete a few activities or complete them all - whatever works best for you and your family.
  5. Earn the Specsavers Mission badge for entry into a bonus draw giving you more chances to win a Specsavers prize pack!
  6. Earn the MOTAT Mission badge for entry into a bonus draw giving you more chances to win a family pass to MOTAT: Museum of Transport and Technology.

Read Beanstack FAQs 


  • 5 Specsavers  prize packs (free eye examination, two pairs of glasses from any range and prescribed lenses). T&Cs apply. 
  • 10 MOTAT  family passes – 2 adults and up to 4 children 
  • 2 Snowplanet  Family 4-hour Combo passes – includes rental equipment. 
  • 5 family passes for a Heritage Sailing experience from New Zealand Maritime Museum  Hui te Ananui a Tangaroa 
  • 6 family passes to Stardome  Observatory and Planetarium’s Our Night Sky show – 2 adults and up to 3 children
  • Selected books thanks to publishers Peter Pal , Wheelers , Allen & Unwin  and Harper Collins .

Read Auckland Libraries' competition terms and conditions.

Not online at home? 

Auckland Libraries, together with Spark Foundation , are helping provide stress-free internet access to households without a broadband connection. We are a local partner for Skinny Jump  . Staff from selected libraries can help eligible families register, set up modems, ensure you are confident getting online and act as the first point of contact for any queries. 

Find out more details  on how we help families get connected or contact our Library Connect team on (09) 377 0209.

Summer Shelfie

Looking for a fun way to track your reading off-line this summer? Help us and Duffy Books in Homes create a community summer shelfie with our fun colouring sheet! Write the titles and colour in each book as you read and once you're done, return it to your local library for display by 5 February 2021.

Download and print a copy of the Summer Shelfie colouring sheet

Sponsors and partners

Thanks to our Summer reading, sorted sponsors and partners for their generous support.

Summer reading sponsor logos.

Auckland Libraries:Summer reading, sorted - Whānau