Summer Book Bingo: Ross Baker’s Pick
August 7, 2017
Summer Book Bingo is designed to provide free summer reading fun for both adults and kids. Last summer, participants read a total of 8717 books, and we received a whopping 248 blackout cards and 227 bingo cards—let’s do it again! Swing by one of SAL’s partner bookstores this year to grab an Adult or Kid Bingo Card or download it here and spend the summer of ’17 reading great books.
Ross Baker, the Public Policy Director for Virginia Mason and the Board President for the Seattle Public Library Foundation, has shared with us one of his top bingo picks this summer—the collection The Moth: 50 Tales Told Live, fifty excellent selections from The Moth’s storytelling archive—and what he finds inspiring about the summer reading program.
Adult Summer Book Bingo has opened up my typical reading experience to some intriguing new genres, introduced wonderful authors who were unknown to me and sparked some great book discussions with friends and with librarians at the Seattle, King County and Timberland libraries, as well as many friendly, knowledgeable, well-read independent booksellers!