Looking for a way to connect your adult patrons to the fun of summer reading challenges? Here’s a book bingo card that you can download and adapt for your library. We’ve kept the back blank so you can add information about your library, special events, programs, and reading suggestions. We’ve seen some libraries in Washington do a drawing for prizes at the end of the summer; we’ve also heard from readers who are excited to bring back some of the fun of summer reading programs they enjoyed as kids — and that in itself is a prize. Download a PDF of the Bingo card here!
This Summer Book Bingo card is adapted from a successful program that the folks at The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures have been doing for the past four years. Readers report how much they look forward to it each summer and how they like the challenges of different squares. We’ve also heard from library staff that it’s a great way to get conversations started about books and reading.
We hope you print some of these out and make them available for your library’s patrons!