Summer Reading Book Bingo


Love pizza? Love reading? Visit the Ask Us desk this summer and pick up a Book Bingo Card.

How does it work? When you finish reading a book, see us to receive a stamp on your bingo card. For every bingo line you get, you will be entered in a draw for a free large pizza at the end of the summer!

So happy reading and happy eating!

Read the Book Bingo Library Guide.


UVic Libraries Summer Reading Bingo Rules:

  1. Contest is sponsored by the University of Victoria as represented by its UVic Libraries - Access Services
  2. Contest is open to all individuals who are residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, who meet all of the following requirements: are 16 years of age or older, have a valid UVic OneCard or Community Card, and have a library account in good standing.
  3. Contest opens on 5 June 2024 at 10 am and ends on 25 August 2024 at 6 pm.
  4. Entrants must submit a ballot to be entered into the contest. To receive a ballot, entrants must present their Summer Reading Bingo Card at the Ask Us Desk at McPherson Library. Entrants’ Bingo Cards will then be stamped in each square for which they attest they have read a book meeting the criteria therein. Entrants will receive one entry ballot for each completed vertical or horizontal line. The ballots will only be awarded at the time that the final square in the line is stamped.  Upon filing in every square on the Bingo Card, entrants will receive 3 bonus ballots. 
  5. Entrants who require accommodations to the contest structure in order to participate are encouraged to email or phone (250) 721-8230 to discuss their access needs and suitable accommodations.
  6. The random draw for the prize will take place on 28 August 2024 at 12 noon.
  7. The selected entrant will be contacted by phone using the contact information provided on the ballot. If the selected Entrant cannot be contacted within 5 days following the first attempt at contact, or if the selected entrant declines the prize, another random draw will occur and the prize will be awarded to another entrant.
  8. The selected entrant must correctly answer a time-limited, skill-testing mathematical question to be awarded the prize.
  9. Entrants agree that their name may be announced on UVic's website and other associated media sites if they are selected as the winner of the draw.
  10. Prize. The winning entrant will receive a gift certificate redeemable for a large pizza from a local restaurant, valued at approximately $35.
  11. Prize is non-transferable and must be accepted as awarded. Prize is not convertible to cash.
  12. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  13. UVic will use personal information collected from entrants to administer the contest. UVic will not share personal information relating to entrants with any third parties, except as may be required by law. UVic will not attempt to contact any entrants for any other purpose than as set out in these terms and conditions unless the entrant has consented to receive relevant communications from UVic or as otherwise allowed under applicable laws.
  14. UVic reserves the right to amend these contest rules or to terminate the contest at any time without any liability to any entrant.
  15. UVic assumes no liability for any loss, damage or injury, including but not limited to lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, late, destroyed, ineligible or incomplete entries.
  16. The decisions of UVic in relation to this contest will be final and binding on all entrants.
  17. UVic assumes no liability for any loss, damage or injury, including but not limited to: (i) lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, late, destroyed, ineligible or incomplete entries; (ii) loss, theft or damage to software or computer or telephone data, including but not limited to any breach of privacy; (iii) fraudulent calls or communications; (iv) inability of any person to participate in the contest herein for any reason including mistaken addresses on mail or e-mail, technical, computer or telephone malfunctions or other problems with computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, or software, congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination of the foregoing; (v) damage to any computer, including as a result of participating in the contest herein; or (vi) prizes that cannot be awarded or accepted.
  18. By entering this contest, each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless the University of Victoria, Instagram, Facebook, and any of their representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in this contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
  19. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.