VIRL offers prizes in Teen Summer Challenge

Younger readers can get in on the fun in library's 'Name the Whale' contest.

The Vancouver Island Regional Library has offered teenagers the chance to get their hands on one of three $100 gift cards by racking up points in  the Taskmaster Teen Summer Challenge.

Hosted entirely online, the challenge runs until the end of the month, and invites teenagers to complete tasks to earn points. For every five points earned, one entry is given to the prize draw.

Tasks range from simple five-point tasks like  “Name your favourite movie based on a novel,” to mammoth 100-point challenges like “Film a scene from a favorite book – include costumes, set, etc. and post to Youtube. Send us the link.”

For more information, or to register, go to virl.bc.ca and follow the links under Programs & Events.

Alternatively, the event can be found on Facebook under Vancouver Island Regional Library Teen Challenge.

Those aged 6-12 can also get involved as VIRL seeks to name its new orca mascot.

Name The Whale Contest entry forms can be found on virl.bc.ca or at your local branch.

The contest runs until August 16 and is open to children 6-12.