The hunt is on

Youngsters Angad and Amreet were the first to solve the 'Where in the Library?' treasure hunt. (Supplied)

Hume council has developed a treasure hunt at Sunbury Library to keep kids busy these school holidays.

The ‘Where in the Library?’ program allows Hume’s young residents to explore the library’s collections via the catalogue system.

The treasure hunt also encourages participants to take on the Big Summer Read challenge, which was developed by Public Libraries Victoria to keep children reading over the holidays.

The aim of the reading challenge is to ‘slow the slide’ over the summer break, by having children log their reading habits online.

Hume council community services director Hector Gaston said the school holidays were the perfect time for parents to help their kids broaden their horizons.

“Libraries are safe spaces. It’s important that children and families feel comfortable to return to their library and enjoy a fun activity which at the same time develops their information literacy skills,” a Hume council spokesperson said.

There are prizes on offer too, with all children aged five and above who finish the ‘Where in the Library?’ challenge allowed to choose a book from the library’s collection of Australian authors to take home with them.

The program will continue at Sunbury Library until the end of the school holidays.