Readers in the North West
are being challenged to take part in a fun game of “Book Bingo” at their local
library. Players can choose any book from five of 25 categories and, when they
complete a line, can enter a free regional prize draw for a chance to win a
£200 first prize or three £100 prizes. Anyone can pick up a free form from
their local library to take part, although only those aged 16 and over can
enter the draw.
The categories are wide ranging, including
“award winning”, “re-read a book you love”, “chosen with your eyes closed”,
“made into a film”, “includes magic” and “a book you have always wanted to
Copies of the Book Bingo sheet are available in
the 340 libraries in an area stretching from Carlisle to Chester and the Wirral
to Rochdale, covering all of Greater Manchester and Merseyside. Readers are encouraged
to go on to social media to discuss using the hashtag #bookbingo.
project is part of the work of Time To Read, a unique partnership of 22 library
authorities in the North West working together to promote reading.
Strategic Lead for Time To Read, Ian Anstice, said “Although there have been “Book
Bingos” before, they’re really unusual in the UK but are such fun that we want
to change all that. This covers such a wide area and it’s hoped that it will
get people talking about the books they’ve read as part of it and share their
discoveries with others.”
events include murder mysteries, local history talks and author visits can be
Terms and conditions can be found at here.
You can let people know what books you're reading for the promotion at: #bookbingo
Bingo covers the following library
services: Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Bolton, Bury, Cheshire West and
Chester, Cumbria, Halton, Knowsley, Lancashire, Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham,
Rochdale, Salford, Sefton, St Helens, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford,
Warrington, Wigan and the Wirral.