Get Reading To Win Prizes

You could win a prize

Merton readers could win a trip to the theatre, as part of the "Opening doors, Opening books, Opening minds" campaign.

The scheme, running until April, offers prizes to any Merton residents who use their library card in this period, including theatre tickets from New Wimbledon Theatre and to the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium. It also offers an annual gym membership, a Merton Adult Education course, and cinema tickets.

February's theme "Opening doors", encourages residents to use their local library; March will focus on "Opening books", linking to initiatives including World Book Day and the Six Book Challenge.

April's theme will be "Opening minds", promoting Cityread London activities, adult education courses, volunteering opportunities, heritage services and more.

Merton Council cabinet member for community and culture, Councillor Martin Whelton, said: "We want to encourage all our residents and families to use our libraries, whether they want to pick up the latest bestseller, rent DVDs, use the free internet service, attend storytelling or a reading group – libraries offer something for all.

"The campaign 'Opening doors, Opening books, Opening minds' is about encouraging and promoting library use, and I hope that Merton residents of all ages will take advantage of all that is on offer."

February 4, 2012