Binge on books with the Ararat Library this autumn

Posted Wednesday 4 March, 09:57am

Ararat Regional Library is inviting you to binge on books this autumn while taking part in the State Library of Victoria’s Book Binge competition.

Ararat Rural City Council CEO Dr Tim Harrison said the Autumn Book Binge competition aimed to get people reading more and reading widely.

Dr Harrison said that under the competition, a game card is given to participants, who fill in the squares for their chance to win a Readings bookshop voucher each month.

“All you need to do is read or listen to a book of your choice from any of the nine book categories and fill in your game card between 1 March and 31 May,” he said.

“Once you’ve completed a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line on the game card, you can fill out the entry slip attached to the game card. To be in the draw, drop your entry into the Ararat Library by the end of each month.”

The nine categories for this Book Binge are: set in Victoria; recent releases; other lives; in translation; fact to fiction; book to screen; beastly titles; other worlds; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers. If you’re looking for ideas, you can pick up a list of suggested books at the Ararat Library.

A Readings bookshop voucher is up for grabs at each participating library service for one lucky reader for each month of the competition. You can also join in the conversation and share your book reviews and recommendations on social media using the hashtag #AutumnBookBinge.

For more information about the competition, drop into the Ararat Library, corner Barkly and Queen Streets, or visit

The Ararat Library is open Monday to Thursday from 10am to 5.30pm, on Fridays from 10am to 5pm, and Saturdays from 9am to 12pm.