Summer Reading Bingo


PICK up your summer holiday read from a Lincs Inspire Library this summer and enter the Summer Reading Bingo challenge to be in with the chance of winning cash prizes.

Whether you are a book lover or a holiday reader or haven’t got stuck into a good book for some time, the challenge is open to everyone 16 years and over.

To enter the prize draw readers must borrow and read four or more books from their local Lincs Inspire Library by 15th September, filling in their bingo card as they go.

All types of books are eligible as part of the challenge including fiction and non-fiction, talking books and quick reads, as well as some free choice squares, so there are plenty of ways to fill up the bingo cards.

Claire Newton, customer services supervisor for Lincs Inspire libraries, said: “It’s hard to define what makes a great holiday read, but we have over 126,000 books to choose from across our four libraries, so we guarantee they’ll be a good summer read for everyone.

“This challenge not only encourages people to read more over the summer, but also inspires our customers to read something they wouldn’t typically borrow. Ultimately, it’s about cultivating a healthy reading habit and we hope to see many existing library members and new customers taking part this summer.

“It’s also a great way to encourage children to take part in the Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge, as they run alongside each other. Perfect to get the whole family reading more over the summer holidays.”

To enter, pick up a bingo card from your local Lincs Inspire library (Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Immingham and Waltham) and complete as many lines as you can by 15th September before handing it back in. If you’re not already a library member, it’s free to join. Just bring along some identification to register.

One line completed on the bingo card stands for one entry in the competition, two lines is two entries, three lines is three entries and a full house is five entries.

The free prize draw will then be made with the winner receiving £25, runner up £15 and third name drawn, £10.

Let Lincs Inspire know what you’ve been reading – tag us on Facebook (@Lilibraries) or on Twitter (@LincsInspire).