Encyclopædia Britannica

Quiz Time in Northern Ireland’s Libraries

Press Release   •   Nov 14, 2011 14:31 GMT

The Encyclopædia Britannica and Libraries NI Quiz will challenge library users of all ages on their knowledge of all things Northern Irish with an online interactive quiz available via the Libraries NI website www.librariesni.org.uk  


Participants will have the chance to win an exciting range of prizes, including an iPod Nano, iPod Touch or a Kindle 3G reader. Entrants can log onto the Encyclopaedia Britannica section of the Libraries NI website either in the library or from home between 1st – 10th December.


The quiz is separated into three different age categories – 5 to 11, 12 to 18 and 18+ – and one winning entry will be selected from each category.


Library users of all ages inNorthern Irelandcan currently benefit from free unlimited access to Britannica Online Library Edition and other resources at their local library or remotely via their library membership card.


Joan Thompson, Information Services Manager, Libraries NI said:

“Britannica Online is a key part of our Online Library from which library members can access a wide range of world renowned reference resources 24 hours a day. Britannica Online provides reliable homework help and project research material with separate pages for children and adults tailored to each age group. It offers multiple resources from one location - encyclopaedia articles, news, biographies and links to the webs best sites. It is media rich with thousands of graphics, videos, audio clips, interactive games and quizzes which make it an exciting resource to use.”


Diane Finn, UK Libraries Manager from Encyclopædia Britannica said:

“We’re delighted to be working with Libraries NI to encourage and inspire library users throughoutNorthern Irelandwith this exciting quiz.


“Libraries are invaluable resources to local communities and we hope that this competition will encourage people of all ages to re-discover the vast wealth of resources that their local library can offer.”


For more information, ask at your local library or go to the Libraries NI website www.librariesni.org.uk