Timberland Regional Library (TRL) is offering people a chance to win one of five popular e-readers while becoming familiar with premium online reference/information resources they can use every day. TRL subscribes to 60 web-based reference and information databases that are not available for free on the internet, but are accessible to all at Timberland libraries or from individuals’ own computers and electronic devices with a TRL library card.
The Contest: The Name That Database contest will be conducted online only, at www.TRL.org. To be eligible to win, participants must correctly answer all 13 questions about TRL’s reference databases and submit them on the online form.
Contest Period: May 1 to June 15. Drawings will take place on June 25, 2012.
Who Can Enter: The contest is open to people 18 years or older who have a valid TRL card and whose residence is within the library district’s five-county service area: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific and Thurston counties. TRL employees and their family members are ineligible.
How to Enter: Go online at www.TRL.org to complete and submit a 13-question form. Participants may enter multiple times by completing and submitting a new form each time.
Prizes: Five popular e-readers will be awarded, courtesy of the Timberland Regional Library Foundation and database vendors Ebsco, Gale Cengage, LearningExpress and MorningStar. The retail value of the prizes ranges from $170 to $200.
Winner Selection: Winners will be selected randomly from all entries that correctly identify all 13 databases, and will be notified by phone or email. The names of the winners and their cities or communities will be published on the TRL website. Winners will be picking up their prizes at their home Timberland library branches.
Contestants are encouraged to browse the reference databases as much as they wish before selecting their answers. They will be able to print a copy of the questions page to mark while navigating the databases. Then they can select their answers on the online form.