Warm Winter Read 2024

The Warm Winter Read challenge is on from 1 June to 31 August and is open to adult readers aged 16+.

Warm Winter Read - 1 June to 31 August

The Warm Winter Read aims to encourage adult readers (16+) across Victoria to create healthy reading habits by tracking the days participants read over June, July, and August 2024. As the temperature drops, we want you to make time for yourself and your chosen story every day.

We’ll even help you find your next great read by celebrating 40 fantastic books recommended by authors you love!

While reading is its own reward, you’ll also be in the running to win some great bookish prizes!

How it works

Reading is essential for a healthier and happier life. The Warm Winter Read (WWR) encourages Victorians aged 16+ to build healthy reading habits by tracking their reading days throughout June, July, and August 2024. As it gets colder, cosy up with a good book each day.

Finding time to read is easier than you think!

  • Try listening to an audiobook on your commute
  • While walking the dog
  • Doing the housework
  • Swap scrolling time for reading time
  • Trade one TV episode for a chapter of a great book

Sign Up Today

Use the link below to sign up for the Warm Winter Read and every five days leave a short update about your reading journey.

Speak to one of our staff when you next visit for help signing up and to let us help you find your next perfect read.

How to start?

We recommend you all create a comfy reading spot at home. This can be your inviting place to sit and enjoy reading over the coming months. It's also the first challenge so snap a pic to share with us and other readers.

Tag Us on Social Media

We want you to get involved on social media by sharing your love of books, authors and reading. Tag your photos, videos, and posts with us in your posts so we can share your recommendations and suggestions.

Use these Hashtags!

#WWR2024 #PortPhillipLibraries

Our staff are here to help and encourage you to get the best out of the Warm Winter Read.

WWR Events

Throughout the WWR we will have events, challenges and curated reading lists for you to enjoy.

Sign up for our newsletters and grab your tickets for one of our WWR Author Talks.

Gary Disher, one of the Warm Winter Read Ambassadors is coming to our St Kilda Library for an Author Talk about his new book "Sanctuary".