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A Book Review Contest
That You Can Really Sink Your Teeth Into

For ages 10-18.

Tear into a good summer read! Share your review with GVPL and you’ll be entered into a prize draw. The more you read and review, the more chances you have to win!


  • Open to ages 10-18.
  • Must have a valid library card. (Don’t have a card? Sign up online here)
  • Reviews should be 50-60 words.
  • Contest runs from July 5th to August 30th, 2021. Winners are notified in early September.
  • Prizes are drawn at random.
  • Selected book reviews will be tweeted on GVPL’s Twitter account each week during the program and selected titles that are reviewed will be published in GVPL’s Book Love lists.


  • One grand prize of a Nintendo Switch
  • Five additional prizes of a $50.00 gift card to Bolen Books

Rules and Regulations:

Read and Write Reviews is open to tweens and teens aged 10 by September 30th, 2021, to 18 who reside in Greater Victoria and have a valid GVPL library card. Winners drawn at the end of the summer are eligible to win a maximum of one prize.

View Full List of Rules

Submit your Review:

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Peek-a-boo! Here’s a quote to brighten your day:

“When in doubt, go to the library.” – Hermione Granger