Readers are being encouraged to play Book Bingo at Wolverhampton's libraries this summer.

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To take part, library members simply need to pick up a game card from their local library, get borrowing and cross off the corresponding square when they have read the relevant book.

Each of the 16 squares on the game card has a description of the type of book which should be read. For instance, readers could complete a bingo line by reading four books, including a children's book, a classic, a title by an author they have not read before and an eBook or eAudiobook downloaded through the free BorrowBox app.

For a full house they would need to complete a further 12 challenges, including reading an award-winning book, a title which has been made into a film, a book set in the summer, a biography or memoir, a book by a celebrity author, a title with an eye catching cover, a book with a one word title, a book which has been recommended by a friend, an historical book, a humorous book, their favourite author's debut title and, last but not least, an old favourite which they have read before.

The closing date for entries is 14 September and prizes are up for grabs for three lucky winners; one for completing a line, one for completing the four corners of the game card and finally a prize for a full house.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "Book Bingo is a great reason to not only get reading this summer, but also to choose titles from a wide variety of genres."

It's free to join Wolverhampton's libraries. For more information, please visit Type=articles;Articleid=1703;Title=Libraries;.

  • Library customers are invited to sign up to the new BorrowBox service and choose from a selection of hundreds of eBooks and eAudiobooks to download to their Apple or Android mobile device for free - for more information, please visit Type=articles;Articleid=1703;Title=Libraries;.

  • released: Monday 6 August, 2018