The recent contest tested library users’ knowledge of the local area, by asking them to answer 12 questions about the Llŷn Peninsula.
Those taking part were encouraged to use the library to find the answers, including using the library’s free computers and using information websites which are free to library users – Britannica and NewsBank.
Pwllheli Library’s opening hours were recently extended and many people took advantage of this so that they could take part in the competition, with many calling by the library during their lunch hour and on a Saturday.
The winner of the main prize was Mr A Sweeting of Pwllheli who receives a free food hamper, kindly donated by Asda supermarket, who gave the award as part of their Community Food scheme.
People in Pwllheli and the surrounding area had the opportunity to see the hamper full of delicious foods at the Asda shop during recent weeks, and staff members have been encouraging customers to take part.
The three runners up were Faith Roberts from Mynytho; Rhian Williams from Bwlchtocyn and Emily Evans from Pwllheli. Thank you to Pili Palas restaurant, Gwin Llŷn shop and Oriel Pwlldefaid gallery for donating these prizes.
Liz Regan, Pwllheli Librarian, said: “There has been an outstanding response to the competition and we are very grateful to Asda supermarket for being so kind as to donate a hamper as the main prize.
“Since Pwllheli Library has extended its opening hours we have seen a significant increase in membership and more books are being borrowed too.
“It is very busy here on Saturdays with many families and children using the facilities, and having fun.”
Becoming a member of a library is free to all Gwynedd residents. If you haven’t been recently then call by your local library to see what’s on offer – book lending; DVD hire for a small fee; computers and web access; children’s activities.
For more information about Gwynedd Libraries Service visit the website www.gwynedd.gov.uk/libraries follow us on Twitter @LlyfrGwyneddLib or telephone 01286 679465.