Recommended by Real Kids Giveaway

July 13, 2022

We want to hear about the books kids love.

This summer, kids can share a photo of them with their favourite book and we’ll feature the title on our Recommended by Real Kids booklist so other readers can be inspired. Kids could also be featured on our social media pages AND each submission will count as an entry into a draw for a Tales the Whale stuffed toy.

For more fun Summer Reading Club activities, check out our webpage here.


Giveaway dates: The giveaway starts Wednesday, July 13, 2022 and ends on Monday, August 22.

How to enter:

Send a photo of your child (ages 12 and under) holding up a book they recommend to along with the child’s first name and age.

No purchase necessary. Multiple entries allowed.

Entrants must also live within the Vancouver Island Regional Library service area to be considered and must be able to pick up their prize at their local branch.

Winners must answer a skill-testing question in order to claim the prize.

Participants will be added to the Recommended by Kids book list on our website as decided by Vancouver Island Regional Library staff and their entries may also be shared on social media, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Three (3) winners will be drawn at random after the giveaway closes on August 22. The winners will be notified by August 26 by email and will be announced on Facebook and Instagram.

Employees of Vancouver Island Regional Library and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter the draw.


A stuffed Tales the Whale (valued at $12).


Terms and Conditions :

By entering this contest, you agree to have your name and the name of your child published on platforms owned by Vancouver Island Regional Library, such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, the website and our e-newsletter.

You agree to by the official rules and the decisions of Vancouver Island Reginal Library as it relates to the draw, which shall be final in all respects.

VIRL reserves the right to refuse, withdraw or disqualify any entry at any time at its sole discretion.

Winners must claim their prize within 30 days of initial attempted contact. If the original winner cannot be contacted within that time frame, a secondary prize winner will be chosen.

All entries become the property of VIRL.

By submitting a photo, you authorize Vancouver Island Regional Library, its assigns and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically and agree the library may use such photographs, with or without the child’s name, for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content.

The draw is hosted by Vancouver Island Regional Library and is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook or Instagram.