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Golden tickets waiting to be found in library books

February 7, 2024 5:50 am in by

A visit to a Bega Valley library could pay dividends this summer if you discover a special golden ticket in your borrowed book.

“Curling up with a book during the summer break is already an attractive thought, and now It’s made even better with the possibility of claiming a golden ticket,” Customer Experience Librarian, Linda Albertson told East Coast Radio.

“Everyone who finds a golden ticket in their borrowed book will win a gift voucher from a local bookseller.

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“The promotion is designed to get families reading together, giving people of all ages the chance to win.

“And for young people, reading over the summer break can really consolidate the literacy skills they’ve learnt at school throughout the year.”

Each library will have two golden tickets hidden in the children’s books, one in the teen books and one in the adult collections.

“In total, 16 golden tickets will be waiting to be revealed,” Ms Albertson said.

“They could be in any book so the more you read, the greater your chance of finding a Golden Ticket.

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“We’ve digitally hidden the golden tickets, and they will only be revealed at the point of check-out, so peeking inside our vast collection of books won’t give anyone an advantage.

“The Golden Ticket Summer Reading Challenge began in January 2024 and runs until all the golden tickets are discovered or 14 February 2024.

“All you need to do is choose your items from the library collection, borrow at the self-loan machine, and you’ll find out there and then if you’re a winner.”

Shire libraries has also been running the indyreads Summer Book Club for adults again this year. Funny Ethnics by Shirley Le is a hilarious and heartbreaking story set in the sprawling suburbs of Western Sydney, telling the story of life on the fringes.

Funny Ethnics is now available as an eBook with unlimited access for all NSW public library members on indyreads until 15 February 2024.

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“We’ll wrap up the indyreads Summer Book Club with a live online streaming event with Shirley Le on the big screen at Tura Marrang Library on Thursday 15 February,” Ms Albertson said.

To find out what’s on for all ages, pick up a handy brochure at any shire library or visit the library website.

Image: Bega Valley Shire Libraries

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