Summer School Holiday Kid Explorer Quest

Summer Kid Explorer Quest 2We’re going exploring in our own neighbourhood this summer with our Kid Explorer Quest! Join the adventure and complete 5 challenges for your chance at winning one of 5 x $50 Book+Paper vouchers - complete all 10 challenges for an extra entry into the draw!

Challenges can be accessed via the link below. We have also created a downloadable sheet to keep track of which challenges you have completed before you enter your progress online.

Click through to register and start your hunt.

Download the Scavenger Hunt Challenges here.


Summer School Holiday Kid Explorer Quest BadgesCHALLENGES

1. WORD ON THE STREET: Locate and visit the closest Street Library to your home. Bring along a book to donate and take a new book home to read!

2. JOIN US: Participate in a Hobsons Bay Libraries virtual school holiday program event or activity.

3. GET READING: Read or listen to a book written by an Australian author and tell your family and friends about it!

4. MY TOWN: Visit a favourite place in your neighbourhood and take a photo and/or tell us why you love it.

5. TAKE A TRIP: Find a country on a world map that you’ve always wanted to visit. Using Britannica Library Online, learn 3 interesting facts about that country and share them!


6. WRITE AWAY: Write a review of the best book you read over the summer holidays.

7. SPECIAL DELIVERY: Write a letter to a friend or family member and post it to them.

8. PLANT SPY: Spot a tree, plant or flower that looks like something else. Use your imagination!

9. DRAW IT: Draw a picture of your pet or favourite animal.

10. KEEP COOL: Find a unique way to keep cool this summer.


Conditions to note

  • The Summer Kid Explorer Quest will go live on the library website on Friday 4
  • December 2020 and close midnight Friday 22 January 2021.
  • Participants or their parent/carer must be a member of Hobsons Bay Libraries. Not a member? Join online here.
  • Participants must be under the age of 13 years.
  • Individuals can only register once, however families may enter individual children under
  • the same library membership.
  • Participants must complete the first 5 challenges to be eligible to enter the prize draw.
  • Complete the additional 5 challenges to be eligible for a second entry into the draw.
  • Winning participants will be drawn at random on Wednesday 27 January.
  • Winning participants will be notified by Friday 29 January by phone and email.


Need some help?

You can reach us from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday by phone 1300 462 542, or email our friendly children’s librarians at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also message us via Instagram DM or Facebook Message.

  1. On your walk in your local streets, spy out a RED or YELLOW or BLUE front door

  2. Go cloud watching and spot a cloud shaped like an animal

  3. Photograph, or draw a picture of people you love

  4. Write a letter to a friend or family member and post it to them

Do something kind for another member of your household