Prizes

Final Group of Prizes Drawn, Winners Contacted

September 7, 2010 | Alan H.

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The final round of prizes has been drawn, including the end-of-summer grand prizes, and all winners have been contacted.

Congratulations to everyone who won, for this round and throughout the summer.  And double congratulations to everyone who participated by joining, making comments and making videos, whether you won a prize or not.  Collectively you've helped create great discussions, book reviews and fun throughout the summer.  Myself and the other Toronto Public Library staff working on Word Out had a blast, and we hope you all did too.  See everyone next summer.

Week 7 Prize Winners Drawn & Contacted

August 27, 2010 | Alan H.

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Winners for August 16 - 22 drawn & contacted.  Check your email!

Next week will be our grand prize draws, and the cutoff for consideration for joining/comments/videos is 11:59 PM, Sunday August 29th.

Random Book Prize Opportunity: Judging Books by the First Thirty-Five Words of Their Back Cover

August 23, 2010 | Alan H.

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Last week we judged books by their covers.  This week you can judge by micro-sized excerpts from their back cover description (or their cover jacket description, in some cases).  We've got copies of all four of the books with excerpted summaries below.  Just tell us which book you'd most like to read based on the excerpt and you'll get a chance to win (not necessarily the one you choose, though--you shouldn't judge books by [small excerpts from the back of] their covers!)

The contest is closed now; we've identified the mystery books below, for the curious.

Mystery Book #1: All sixteen-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school--and life in general--with a minimum of effort.  It’s not a lot to ask.  But that’s before he’s given some bad news: he’s sick... (Going Bovine by Libba Bray)

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Week 6 Prize Winners Drawn & Contacted

August 18, 2010 | Alan H.

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Winners for August 9 - 15 drawn & contacted.  Check your email!

Random Book Prize Opportunity : Judging Books by Their Covers

August 16, 2010 | Alan H.

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4:00 pm, Monday August 23 - This contest is now closed.  Winners will be contacted shortly!

We're always told not to judge books by their covers.  But I think we do this all the time anyway.  Here's your chance to do so and win prizes!

We've got copies of all three of the books whose covers are below.  For a chance to win one of them, just tell us which book you'd most like to read based on the cover.

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Week 5 Prize Winners Drawn & Contacted

August 11, 2010 | Alan H.

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Check your emails!  Winners for August 2 - 8 drawn & contacted.

Week 4 Prize Winners Drawn & Contacted

August 5, 2010 | Alan H.

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Check your email--winners for the week of July 26 - August 1 have been drawn and contacted.

Week 3 Prizes Drawn

July 28, 2010 | Alan H.

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Check your email--winners for the week of July 19-25 have been drawn and contacted (and I even remembered to post about it on the day I did it this time).

Alan H. is a web librarian at Toronto Public Library.  He is growing forgetful in his old age, apparently.

Week 2 Prize Winners Drawn & Contacted

July 25, 2010 | Alan H.

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Check your email--we've drawn the prize winners for the July 12 - 18 period and contacted them (I actually did this two days ago on Friday, but forgot to make a post).

Week 1 Prize Winners Drawn & Contacted

July 13, 2010 | Alan H.

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Check your email--we've drawn the prize winners for the July 5 - 11 period and contacted them.

Congratulations to all winners, and thanks everyone for a great first week!