Each year I get excited about summer vacation. I go to schools and talk up fun programs to kids and teens, and share with them some of the books I’ve enjoyed. I daydream about long weeks with nothing to do, but visit the library and read read read. I was definitely one of those kids who felt a surge of pride seeing my name up on the wall at the library and gloried in the feeling of accomplishment that came with completing a summer reading list.
Of course as an adult I don’t actually get months off to read, alas. And chronicling my books in GoodReads or Facebook is the only wall my name will go up on. But happily grown-ups do get summer reading program here in Seattle! In partnership with Seattle Arts & Lectures, Seattle Public Library is happy to present Book Bingo!
You can pick up your bingo card at your local Wallingford Branch or download it from the website. Using books you complete between May 23 and September 4th, fill out horizontal, vertical, or digital lines to qualify for a gift card drawing. Go for a full blackout for your chance at a terrific grand prize…season tickets for the 2018/19 SAL series AND books by the speakers!
The Wallingford Branch staff would be delighted to help you find books to match the categories, and we have a display up featuring suggestions, so come on down!
ps…kids and teen Summer of Learning reading program begins June 15. Watch here for more info!