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2019 Holiday Giveaway

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We're spreading some holiday cheer with fabulous bookish prize-filled totes, featuring book-themed mugs, hot chocolate, tea, and books! Wishing you a happy holiday season from Norfolk Public Library. 

There will be one winner each week between December 2, 2019 – December 27, 2019. To enter the drawing, comment on an NPL 2019 Giveaway post on NPL's Facebook or Instagram with the answer to our question, or post a picture of yourself at an NPL location on our Facebook Page.


Full NPL 2019 Holiday Giveaway Details and Rules 

DISCLAIMER: This giveaway is sponsored by the Norfolk Public Library (NPL); this Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook or Twitter. Acceptance of a prize in the Giveaway constitutes agreement to abide by these Official Giveaway Rules. Winners have three (3) days to confirm receipt of notification. In the case a winner is unable to pick up their prize at an NPL location, another name will be drawn until that week’s prize has been awarded. Acceptance of prize grants permission for NPL to take a photo of you and your prize, and use your image for NPL promotion.

Entrant Requirements:

Entrants must be 18 or older and residents of Hampton Roads. Entrants may not be Norfolk Public Library employees or the immediate family of an NPL employee. Entering the giveaway indicates that you have read and agree to the NPL Giveaway Rules and Guidelines.

Entry Period:
Entries will be accepted during the period of December 2, 2019, 8 AM, through December 27, 2019, 12 PM. Entrants can enter once on both NPL's Facebook giveaway post and on NPL's Instagram giveaway post during each weekly period.


Entries will be accepted by:

  1. Commenting on an NPL Holiday Giveaway 2019 Facebook post or NPL Holiday Giveaway 2019 Instagram post with an appropriate answer to the question posed in the post. “Appropriate” will be determined by NPL Staff. Entry must be from a personal profile. This type of entry is worth a single (1) weekly drawing entry.
  2. Publicly posting to the NPL Facebook Page a picture of the entrant in a Norfolk Public Library location and utilizing hashtag #itsmyNPL or #itsmy[library location]. Library must be apparent in the image. This entry type is worth two (2) entries that are eligible for the entire period of the NPL 2019 Holiday Giveaway.

Text of Entries:

Any comments made as entries either through Facebook or the NPL website may be used for NPL promotion.

Photo Entries:

Please note posting of images indicates the person (profile) posting (1) owns the rights to the image and (2) is granting NPL the right to reuse the image for NPL promotional purposes.

Entry Periods are:

Dec. 2, 2019, 8 AM – Dec. 6, 2019, 12 PM


Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Prize Tote

Dec. 7, 2019, 8 AM – Dec. 13, 2019, 12 PM


Fantasy & Science Fiction Prize Tote

Dec. 14, 2019, 8 AM – Dec. 20, 2019, 12 PM


Holiday Romance Prize Tote

Dec. 21, 2019, 8 AM – Dec. 27, 2019, 12 PM


Fiction & Award-Winning Authors Prize Tote


The Drawings:

One random drawing will be made for each weekly period after noon of the last day of the period. An individual person can only win once.  Entries are not considered cumulatively.

Notification of Winning:

Winners who submitted via Facebook will be notified by a comment on their entry and a Private Message (PM).  Winners who submitted via Instagram will be notified by a comment on their entry and a Private Message (PM). If a winner does not respond within three days, NPL reserves the right to draw another winner at a later date. Once the winner has responded, the winner's name will be posted to the Norfolk Public Library Facebook Page on the Giveaway post and on the Giveaway Instagram post.

Distribution of Prizes:

Winner will pick up prize at any NPL location.

The Prize Packs:

Please note that books included in prize totes may be in gently-loved condition and may be ex-library books. No substitutions will be allowed for elements of Prize Totes.

December 2: Mystery, Suspense & Thriller Prize Tote

  • Old-School Library Checkout Card canvas book tote
  • Ghiradelli Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix
  • Book-themed mug with quote: "I like to party, and by party I mean read books."
  • NovelTeas literary tea bags
  • An assortment of seven gently-used and new mystery, thriller and suspense books

December 7: Fantasy & Science Fiction Prize Tote

  • "When in Doubt, Go to the Library" Harry Potter canvas book tote
  • Book-themed mug with cartoon-style Harry Potter characters
  • Ghiradelli Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix
  • NovelTeas literary tea bags
  • An assortment of gently-used and new science fiction and fantasy books

December 14: Holiday Romance Prize Tote

  • Bookshelves canvas book tote
  • Rainbow books mug
  • Ghiradelli Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix
  • NovelTeas literary tea bags
  • An assortment of gently-used and new romance and holiday books

December 21: Fiction & Award-Winning Authors Prize Tote

  • "Bookmarks are for Quitters" canvas book tote
  • Book-themed mug with image of Shakespeare and "I put the LIT in literature"
  • Ghiradelli Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix
  • NovelTeas literary tea bags
  • An assortment of gently-used and new fiction and books by award-winning authors