Reading for pleasure is more important now than ever before (plus you probably have more time for it). We're encouraging you to put down the pandemic news and pick up a good book - these contests might give you the motivation you need.

Start a Free Trial

We think everyone in Medicine Hat should have a library card since we really do have something for everyone. So we're encouraging all Hatters to sign-up for a free trial to try our eResources (eBooks, audiobooks, comics, online learning classes, magazines, newspapers, etc) by sweetening the pot a bit (okay, a lot) with a $500 gift card donated by our friends at South Country Co-op!

Everyone who signs up for a free trial from now until June 30 will be entered to win. Start your Free Trial now! 

Refer Your Friends to the Library

Do you already have a library card but still want a chance to win the $500 Co-op gift card that we mentioned above? Of course you do! 

Tell all your friends about the benefits of having a library card and encourage them to sign up for a free trial. When they fill out the Free Trial Form tell them to put your name in the "referred by" box. Tell EVERYONE you know so that your name gets entered a BUNCH of times! 

Virtual Reading Contest

Have you found yourself reading more now that you're practicing social distancing and isolation? Then, this contest is for you! 

In our Virtual Reading Contest you can win a local prize package which includes a copy of Glennon Doyle’s Untamed plus $20 gift cards to each of these local businesses: Swirls, Station Coffee Co., McBrides Bakery, Skinny’s Smokehouse, and Medicine Hat Brew Co.

The contest will remain open until the library officially reopens to the public, at which point we will draw one lucky winner. 

Sound good? Great! Find out how to enter here

Tween & Teen Virtual Readathon

There's no better time than the present to pick up a new book or finish that book series sitting on your shelf! 

Encourage your tweens & teens (ages 10 - 18) to submit all of their reading to us until June 30th for the chance to win a $100 Amazon Digital Gift Card! Find out how to enter here

The Physical Distancing Challenge

Here's another one for the tweens & teens (ages 10 - 18): We want to hear about how you're helping yourself, your community, and the world in this pressing time. We've compiled a list of 50 socially distant activities that you can participate in for the chance to win a $100 Amazon Digital Gift Card! This contest ends on June 30th. Find the full details here