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Library promotion based in classic board game

Entries must be in by Jan. 31
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Coralee Danyluk, Children’s Programmer at YPL, and the contest prize.

YORKTON - Patrons of the Yorkton Public Library will be able to participate in a reading game for the entire month of January. 

“The game is for adults and children,” said Coralee Danyluk, Children’s Programmer at YPL. 

Book-Opoly works like the popular board game Monopoly, except instead of buying up properties and charging exorbitant fees for rent, you complete a color block in order to have your name entered in a draw to win a copy of Yorkton-Opoly, the local rendition of Monopoly, notes the game rules. 

“To get your name in the draw, you complete a section of the board,” said Danyluk. 

To complete a colour block, all you must do is perform the corresponding action to each individual colour square. For instance, where you would find Boardwalk, Park Place, and the Luxury Tax on the Monopoly board, you’ll find a blue colour set with the headline “Setting” and “Takes Place in Winter, Future, and Canada”, she detailed.

The idea for that block is to read a book that takes place in winter, a book that takes place in the future, and one that takes place in Canada. Once you’ve completed the colour block, your name is entered into the draw one time.

“We often hold contests to draw readers into the Library but this is a great one to get people reading a few things they normally wouldn’t,” said Danyluk. 

“There are potentially twelve ways to earn entries.”

That’s 10 entries for completing all the blocks, plus two bonus entries upon completion. At the end of the month a name will be drawn, and the grand prize winner will receive a copy of Yorkton-Opoly. 

The contest runs until the end of January and cards must be turned in by the 31st of the month.