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Full house for Book Bingo promotion

 
Created on 02/07/2018 @ 09:56
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Book lovers are being invited to explore new reading genres over the summer months at their local library with a ‘Book Bingo’ promotion which could see readers pick up a prize too.

Those participating are encouraged to read a book from each square on a bingo type bookmark provided by their local library. Each square suggests a new genre to choose and read. The librarian ticks off the relevant square once that book has been finished. When the card is full the reader will be entered into a prize draw.

The choices offered are books translated from another language, reading a prize winning book, a book turned into a movie, e-books, poetry or a book from a local author. These are available in local libraries or on through www.powys.gov.uk/libraries where they can be downloaded or held for collection.

Cllr. Myfanwy Alexander portfolio holder for Education as well as a successful local author who recently visited Newtown library to talk about writing novels, said: “This scheme challenges residents to find out more about the treasures available to read in their local library.” 

The book bingo promotion provides an adult alternative to the Summer Reading Challenge which encourages children across Powys to read over the holidays and win various prizes along the way. It runs until September 1.

PICTURE: Cllr Myfanwy Alexander promotes the borrow box system.

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