In Roald Dahl’s children’s classic story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, characters hunt for golden tickets that gain them entry to Willie Wonka’s chocolate factory.
That was the inspiration for NOPL’s 2019 Golden Ticket Giveaway, happening throughout the month of January in all three locations – Brewerton, Cicero and North Syracuse.
Tickets in the story were hidden in the wrapping of Wonka’s chocolate bars. In the library version, which is designed for adults, 50 tickets will be hidden inside popular fiction and nonfiction books at each library.
“Following the busy holiday season, January can be rather quiet as people return to their normal schedules and prepare to get through the rest of the winter. We wanted to do something fun and engaging for our patrons,” says Alissa Borelli, Reference Librarian at NOPL North Syracuse.
Discover a ticket, check out the book it was found in, and you can claim a prize. Prizes include vouchers for fine-forgiveness, candy, and small trinkets. Although the contest only runs through the month of January, anyone holding a golden ticket has through the end of February to claim a prize.
So start off 2019 by making your January golden – join the hunt for a golden ticket at NOPL!