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Summer Reading Club and School Holiday Program

Register for the Summer Reading Club program from 1 December – 31 January and take part in the 40 days in 40 ways challenge. You can pick up a free Summer Reading Club activity pack at any library and have fun with our Tales of Wonder Scavenger Hunt.

Also, check out our exciting online school holiday activities including cartooning workshops and the hilarious Commonwealth of Games Kids Live Comedy Show with Sean Murphy!



Free Summer Reading Club Activities

Fall in love with Tales of Wonder these School Holidays by taking part in the Summer Reading Club Challenge. Discover fun and exciting ways to keep reading, it's easy!

FREE Online Cartooning Workshops

Get DRAWING MAD these holidays as you embark on an online journey filled with legends, myths, and magical challenges! You will meet fun characters and design your own wonderful heroes in these FREE 1-hour interactive workshops facilitated by Toonworld on Zoom.

Suited to audiences 5 to 12 years of age.

Registrations required.

Online School Holiday Show: Commonwealth of Games

The world’s best games. One hilarious performer. It’s an online cultural encounter like no other!

Join us online for Sean Murphy’s hilarious Commonwealth of Games show. This FREE 1-hour live show is an interactive and enthralling experience on Zoom.

Suited to audiences 5 to 12 years of age.

Registrations required.

Crafty Origami

Get crafty with free online Origami Fairy Tale activities from Kids in Perth!

Science Sparks

Free fairy tale STEM activities and challenges!


eBooks galore!

Get immersed in adventure Ebooks from Borrow Box these school holidays, FREE for Cairns Libraries members.

Recommended Reading

Not sure what to read this summer? We’ve compiled a number of reading lists for you to check out these school holidays!

Storybox Library

Explore, connect and enjoy listening to wonderful stories being read aloud to you by amazing storytellers. FREE for Cairns Libraries members.


Classic Tales on Kanopy Kids

Enjoy the retelling of Jon Scieszka’s ‘The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs’ and other classic tales on Kanopy Kids.

FREE for Cairns Libraries members.

Keep Calm and Listen

Check out the fantastic range of eAudiobooks on offer from Borrow Box.  FREE for Cairns Libraries members.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2021