Thursday, December 29, 2016

Jan. 4: One Last Globetrotters Giveaway!

If you didn't win our #FCPLGlobetrotters contest, we've got some good news for you:
we're giving away one more family 4-pack of tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters' January 13, 7 pm performance at SaveMart Center!

For your chance to win, all you have to do is:
  1. Attend "A Visit from the Harlem Globetrotters," Jan. 4, 1:00-2:30 pm at Betty Rodriguez Regional Library.
  2. Fill out the provided survey, at the end of the event (upon submitting a completed survey, you will be entered in the drawing).
  3. Stick around at the library branch, until the winner's name is drawn. You must be present (somewhere in the building) to win.
Disclaimers:

The drawing is open to all residents of Fresno County, age 18 years and older with a Fresno County Public Library card/account, except Fresno County Public Library employees and members of those individuals' families and winners of the #FCPLGlobetrotters contest. Those who follow the steps described above will be entered for a chance to win the prize. By entering, contest participants confirm they release Fresno County Public Library of responsibility for contest outcomes.

Winners will be selected by random draw from among all eligible entries and announced within approximately 15 minutes after the event. Odds of winning depend on the number of qualified entries received, but entries from those who won tickets in our #FCPLGlobetrotters contest will be discounted. The prize must be accepted as awarded, on site at the event. No cash alternatives, substitution, or transfers of the prize will be permitted. A prospective winner will be required to provide Fresno County Public Library with his/her name, library card number and telephone or email address for purposes of determining eligibility and prize administration.

Additionally, the winner agrees that Fresno County Public Library may use their name and likeness  for advertising and publicity purposes without further compensation (except where prohibited).

Fresno County Public Library is entitled to interpret these rules as required and its decision is final.
This prize draw is subject to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. These incentive prize rules are subject to change without notice in order to comply with any applicable laws or the policy of any other entity having jurisdiction over the prize draw.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Win tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters! (12/6-11:59 PM, 12/18)


Want to see the Harlem Globetrotters when they come to Fresno next year?

Enter our latest contest and that dream could become a reality. SaveMart Center has generously donated family 4-packs of tickets to the team’s January 13, 7 pm performance at SaveMart Center, and we’re giving them away!

Three fans/followers, one from each social media following, will win 4-packs of tickets. Another lucky winner will get to take home a 4-pack of tickets, plus a few extra surprises.
How to enter our giveaway:
  1. Like or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. 
  2. By 11:59 PM on Sunday, December 18, share a picture taken within a Fresno County Public Library branch that features a sports book or video available for checkout. The prizes are tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters, but the item in your photo does not have to be basketball-related. Soccer, rugby, ping pong, curling, equestrian—take your pick! But there’s a catch: some part of the library branch must be visible in your photo. Please note: Because of legal and privacy considerations, we will not accept photos that show any people’s faces (faces printed on book or video case covers excepted from this stipulation).
  3. If you’re connecting with us on Facebook, simply reply to the contest post. If you’re entering on Twitter (@FCPL) or Instagram (@fresnolibrary), be sure to tag us in your post. Any private Instagram accounts must be set to “public” for the run of the contest. Posts on all social media platforms should include the hashtags #fresnolibrary and #fcplglobetrotters.
One comment/entry per person, per social media platform. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via social media message.

Disclaimers:

Upon submitting a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram post that meets the guidelines established above, eligible followers will be entered for a chance to win the prize. The contest is open to all residents of Fresno County, age 18 years and older with a Fresno County Public Library card/account, except Fresno County Public Library employees and members of those individuals' families. All contest entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM on Sunday, December 18. This contest is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with any social media site. By entering, contest participants confirm they release Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, of responsibility for contest outcomes, and agree to the Terms of Service for each of these sites.

Winners will be selected by random draw from among all eligible entries received and announced on social media by Monday, December 19, 2016. Odds of winning depend on the number of qualified entries received, but no entrant may win multiple pairs of tickets and only one prize per household will be awarded. Prizes must be accepted as awarded. No cash alternatives, substitution, or transfers of the prize will be permitted. Prizes must be picked up at a Fresno County Public Library branch selected by the winner. A prospective winner will be required to provide Fresno County Public Library with his/her name, library card number and telephone or email address for purposes of determining eligibility and prize administration.

Additionally, winners agree that Fresno County Public Library may use their posts and any associated identification (ex. Twitter handle) for advertising and publicity purposes without further compensation (except where prohibited).

The Fresno County Public Library is not responsible for computer system, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, or delayed computer transactions or network connections that affect the prize draw or your participation in it. Furthermore, Fresno County Public Library is not responsible for:
  • lost, misdirected, misplaced, illegible, unintelligible, incomplete or late entries
  • any act, failure to act, or delay regarding the transmitting or processing of entries
Fresno County Public Library is entitled to interpret these rules as required and its decision is final.
This prize draw is subject to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. These incentive prize rules are subject to change without notice in order to comply with any applicable laws or the policy of any other entity having jurisdiction over the prize draw.

Monday, November 7, 2016

THE “UGLY” COOKBOOK CONTEST (NOV. 7 - 11:59 PM, NOV. 13)



Almost everyone has an “ugly” cookbook, battered, tattered, and stained from regular use, perhaps with a missing cover or handwritten notes and additional recipes squeezed into page margins. These humble, scarred books hold the secrets to recreating our special occasion traditions, year after year and, instead of throwing them away as we would any other damaged possessions, we tend to hang onto them and even pass them down within the family…

But we never show them off.

With the holidays, your cookbooks’ busiest time of year, fast approaching, we feel that they deserve to be celebrated for all they have endured and the joy they continue to give. So, this month (through 11:59 PM, November 13), we invite you to show us the “ugliest” cookbook in your collection. In return, you’ll be entered into a drawing for some new cookbooks, baking pans, and utensils to break in this holiday season.


Here’s how to enter:
  1. Like or follow us on Facebook. 
  2. By 11:59 PM on November 13, reply to our contest post with picture of your most used cookbook, accompanied by the following information:
  • How this cookbook came into your life, how it reached its current condition, and how long it has been in your family (If the pages could talk, what might they say?)
  • Your favorite recipe from the book.
One comment/entry per person. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via Facebook message.

Disclaimers: Upon submitting a Facebook comment that meets the guidelines established above, eligible followers will be entered for a chance to win the prize. The contest is open to all residents of Fresno County, age 18 years and older with a Fresno County Public Library card/account, except Fresno County Public Library employees and members of those individuals' families. All contest entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM on November 13. This contest is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Facebook, Inc. By entering, contest participants confirm they release Facebook of responsibility for contest outcomes, and agree to Facebook’s Terms of Service. Winners will be selected by random draw from among all eligible entries received and announced on social media on November 14. Odds of winning depend on the number of qualified entries received. Prizes must be accepted as awarded. No cash alternatives, substitution, or transfers of the survey prize will be permitted. Prizes must be picked up at a Fresno County Public Library branch selected by the winner. A prospective winner will be required to provide Fresno County Public Library with his/her name, library card number and telephone or email address for purposes of determining eligibility and prize administration. Additionally, winners agree that Fresno County Public Library may use their posts and any associated identification (ie. Name or Facebook handle) for advertising and publicity purposes without further compensation (except where prohibited). The Fresno County Public Library is not responsible for computer system, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, or delayed computer transactions or network connections that affect the prize draw or your participation in it.

Furthermore, Fresno County Public Library is not responsible for:
  • lost, misdirected, misplaced, illegible, unintelligible, incomplete or late entries
  • any act, failure to act, or delay regarding the transmitting or processing of entries

Fresno County Public Library is entitled to interpret these rules as required and its decision is final. This prize draw is subject to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. These incentive prize rules are subject to change without notice in order to comply with any applicable laws or the policy of any other entity having jurisdiction over the prize draw.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

FCPL Open House Photo Contest (10/29-11:59 PM 10/30)



FCPL Open House Photo Contest (10/29-11:59 PM 10/30)


One of two prize bundles you might win by entering the contest! The second prize features different books.
Show us how much fun you had at FCPL’s Open House for a chance to win one of two prize bundles, filled with great new books and other goodies!
  1. Follow Fresno County Public Library on Instagram (@fresnolibrary) and/or Twitter.
  2. By 11:59 PM Oct. 30, on Instagram* and/or Twitter, share a picture of yourself at one of FCPL’s Open House events. Take your picture(s) next to an Open House sign, or while participating in one of the Open House activities.
  3. Use these hashtags (both): #fresnolibrary and #fcplopenhouse
*Instagram accounts must be set to public for the duration of the contest.

Enter as many photos as you like. Winner will be selected at random from among all entries received and notified via social media message.

Disclaimers:

Upon submitting a post that meets the guidelines established above, eligible followers will be entered in the drawing. The contest is open to all residents of Fresno County, age 18 years and older, with a Fresno County Public Library card/account, except Fresno County Public Library employees and their families. All contest entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM on October 30th. This contest is in no way sponsored or administered by any social media site. By entering, contest participants confirm they release Instagram and Twitter of responsibility for contest outcomes, and agree to the terms of service of these social media sites.

Winners will be selected by random draw from among all eligible entries received, and announced on social media by November 1st. Odds of winning depend on the number of qualified entries received, but no entrant may win more than one prize. Prizes must be accepted as awarded. No cash alternatives, substitution, or transfers of prizes will be permitted. Winners must collect their prize at a Fresno County Public Library branch, and each winner will be contacted to determine which branch the prize is to be sent to for pickup. A prospective winner will be required to provide Fresno County Public Library with his/her/their name, library card number, and telephone number or email address, for purposes of determining eligibility and prize administration.

Additionally, winners agree that Fresno County Public Library may use their posts and any associated identification (ex. Twitter handle) for advertising and publicity purposes, without further compensation (except where prohibited).

The Fresno County Public Library is not responsible for computer system, hardware, software, or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, or delayed computer transactions or network connections that affect the prize draw or your participation in it. Furthermore, the Fresno County Public Library is not responsible for:

  • lost, misdirected, misplaced, illegible, unintelligible, incomplete, or late entries
  • any act, failure to act, or delay regarding the transmitting or processing of entries

Fresno County Public Library is entitled to interpret these rules as required, and its decision is final. This prize draw is subject to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. These prize rules are subject to change without notice, in order to comply with any applicable laws or the policy of any other entity having jurisdiction over the prize draw.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Win tickets to TORUK - The First Flight!



BREAKING NEWS: Thanks to a generous donation from Save Mart Center, we’re giving away three pairs of tickets to the Thursday, Oct. 27 7:30 pm performance of TORUK – The First Flight!

Three (3) fans/followers, one from each social media following, will win a pair of tickets. One of these lucky winners (chosen at random) will also get to take home a few extra TORUK goodies.

How to enter our giveaway:

  1. Like or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
  2. By midnight on Thursday, Oct. 20, answer the following question: “What would you do to see Cirque du Soleil?” (Don’t worry, we won’t really make you do it—but do have a bit of fun with this. Just keep it family-friendly.)
  3.  If you’re connecting with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/fresnolibrary) or Instagram (@fresnolibrary), simply type your answer as a reply to the contest post. If you’re entering on Twitter (@FCPL), reply to our contest tweet, or be sure to tag us in your answer.

One comment/entry per person, per social media platform. Winners will be selected at random and notified via social media message.

Disclaimers:

Upon submitting a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram post that meets the guidelines established above, eligible followers will be entered in the drawing. The contest is open to all residents of Fresno County, age 18 years and older, with a Fresno County Public Library card/account, except Fresno County Public Library employees and their families. All contest entries must be submitted by midnight on Thursday, Oct. 20. This contest is in no way sponsored or administered by any social media site. By entering, contest participants confirm they release Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram of responsibility for contest outcomes, and agree to the terms of service of these social media sites.

Winners will be selected by random draw from among all eligible entries received, and announced on social media by Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Odds of winning depend on the number of qualified entries received, but no entrant may win multiple pairs of tickets. Prizes must be accepted as awarded. No cash alternatives, substitution, or transfers of prizes will be permitted. Winners must collect their prize at a Fresno County Public Library branch, and each winner will be contacted to determine which branch the prize is to be sent to for pickup. A prospective winner will be required to provide Fresno County Public Library with his/her/their name, library card number, and telephone number or email address, for purposes of determining eligibility and prize administration.

Additionally, winners agree that Fresno County Public Library may use their posts and any associated identification (ex. Twitter handle) for advertising and publicity purposes, without further compensation (except where prohibited).

The Fresno County Public Library is not responsible for computer system, hardware, software, or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, or delayed computer transactions or network connections that affect the prize draw or your participation in it. Furthermore, the Fresno County Public Library is not responsible for:

  • lost, misdirected, misplaced, illegible, unintelligible, incomplete, or late entries
  • any act, failure to act, or delay regarding the transmitting or processing of entries

Fresno County Public Library is entitled to interpret these rules as required, and its decision is final. This prize draw is subject to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. These prize rules are subject to change without notice, in order to comply with any applicable laws or the policy of any other entity having jurisdiction over the prize draw.

Monday, September 12, 2016

“Bringing Books to Life” FCPL Instagram Costume Contest (9/12-11:59 PM,10/2)

Want to go to ZAPPCON 2016 for free? Join our Instagram costume contest for a chance to win two 1-day ZAPPCON passes and other goodies!

To enter, all you have to do is:
  1. Follow Fresno County Public Library on Instagram @fresnolibrary
  2. On Instagram, share a picture of yourself dressed as your favorite book character or superhero, holding what you think would be that character’s favorite book (browse the FCPL catalog and our branches and check out titles you need to complete your picture!).
  3. Use the hashtags (both): #fresnolibrary and #bringingbookstolife
Upon submitting a post that meets the guidelines established above, eligible reviewers will be entered for a chance to win the prize. The contest is open to all residents of Fresno County age 13 years and older with a Fresno County Public Library card/account, except Fresno County Public Library employees and members of those individuals' families. All contest entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM, October 2, 2016. Multiple entries are allowed and even encouraged. We ask that any PRIVATE accounts are made PUBLIC during the contest, so that entries can be submitted. This contest is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, contest participants confirm they release Instagram of responsibility for contest outcomes, and agree to abide by Instagram’s Terms of Service.

Winner will be selected by random draw from among all eligible entries received and announced on October 3, 2016 on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Odds of winning depend on the number of qualified entries received. Winner will receive the prize noted above; the prize must be accepted as awarded. No cash alternatives, substitution, or transfers of the survey prize will be permitted. Prizes must be picked up at Fresno County Public Library. Prospective winner will be required to provide Fresno County Public Library with his/her name, library card number and telephone or email address for purposes of determining eligibility and prize administration.
Additionally, winner agrees that Fresno County Public Library may use their likeness and any associated identification (ie. Instagram handle, name) for advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation (except where prohibited).

General Rules:
  • The Fresno County Public Library is not responsible for computer system, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, or delayed computer transactions or network connections that affect the prize draw or your participation in it. Furthermore, Fresno County Public Library is not responsible for:
    • lost, misdirected, misplaced, illegible, unintelligible, incomplete or late entries
    • any act, failure to act, or delay regarding the transmitting or processing of entries
  • Fresno County Public Library is entitled to interpret these rules as required and its decision is final.
  • This prize draw is subject to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. These incentive prize rules are subject to change without notice in order to comply with any applicable laws or the policy of any other entity having jurisdiction over the prize draw. 



Friday, August 26, 2016

#7wordbookreviews: A Twitter Sweepstakes (8/26-11:59 PM 9/4)



Up for a challenge?

Review your latest read, or one of your favorite books in 7 words and tweet it to us (@FCPL) with the hashtag #7wordbookreviews

One reviewer, drawn at random, will win this cool canvas FCPL drawstring backpack full of books and a few library goodies:



Upon posting a tweet that meets the guidelines established above, eligible reviewers will be entered for a chance to win the prize. The contest is open to all residents of Fresno County, age 18 years and older with a Fresno County Public Library card/account, except Fresno County Public Library employees and members of those individuals' families. All contest entries must be submitted Friday, Aug. 26-midnight of Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. Multiple entries are allowed and even encouraged. This contest is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Twitter, Inc. By entering, contest participants confirm they release Twitter of responsibility for contest outcomes, and agree to Twitter’s Terms of Service.

Winner will be selected by random draw from among all eligible entries received and announced by Tuesday, September 6, 2016. on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Odds of winning depend on the number of qualified entries received. Winner will receive the prize noted above; the prize must be accepted as awarded. No cash alternatives, substitution, or transfers of the survey prize will be permitted. Prizes must be picked up at Fresno County Public Library. Prospective winner will be required to provide Fresno County Public Library with his/her name, library card number and telephone or email address for purposes of determining eligibility and prize administration.

Additionally, winner agrees that Fresno County Public Library may use their #7wordbookreview and any associated identification (ie. Twitter handle) for advertising and publicity purposes without further compensation (except where prohibited).

General Rules:

  • The Fresno County Public Library is not responsible for computer system, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, or delayed computer transactions or network connections that affect the prize draw or your participation in it. Furthermore, Fresno County Public Library is not responsible for:
    • lost, misdirected, misplaced, illegible, unintelligible, incomplete or late entries
    • any act, failure to act, or delay regarding the transmitting or processing of entries
  • Fresno County Public Library is entitled to interpret these rules as required and its decision is final.
  • This prize draw is subject to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. These incentive prize rules are subject to change without notice in order to comply with any applicable laws or the policy of any other entity having jurisdiction over the prize draw.