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Get your cozy blankets, hot beverages and TBR piles ready because the Winter Reading Challenge has returned for 2023!

Love reading? So do we! Reading daily is proven to reduce stress, boost empathy and cultivate curiosity, and that is a great way to ease into a brand new year.

This year we are introducing the 2023 Winter Reading Challenge - BINGO edition. The goal is to read as much as you can while completing as many prompts as possible on your bingo card. Complete a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line to earn a prize*. Need a bigger challenge – keep reading and complete the outside box or a full card for even more prizes*!

The challenge runs from January 1 to February 28, 2023.

*Terms and conditions apply. See our Contests and Lotteries Policy.


How to Participate

The challenge is open to all ages, with different bingo games for children, teens and adults.

Children
Bingo cards are available for download here or can be picked up at your nearest branch. Complete a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line to earn a prize. Need a bigger challenge – keep reading and complete the outside box or a full card for even more prizes!

Bring your bingo card to your OPL branch to redeem your prize!

Teens and Adults
Create an account in Beanstack, our digital reading tracking app.

You will be able to select your preferred difficulty level: a 3x3 or 4x4 bingo card. Earn badges by completing activities and meeting reading milestones.

Challenge yourself, friends and family to complete as many bingo prompts as possible!


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