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The Launch of Summer Book Bingo 2024!

Summer is in the air! This week, we launched our 10th year of Summer Book Bingo, a free, community program brought to you by Seattle Arts & Lectures and The Seattle Public Library. We debuted the boards at our event with Kathleen Hanna and they were a hit!

To celebrate this landmark year, in addition to the adult, kids, and Lotería boards, we added a new board: the fun and fabulous Teen Summer Book Bingo Board! We are also planning a fun event in the summer so be sure to read this blog, follow us on our social media platforms, and sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know!

Keep the conversation going by connecting with other readers on social media at #BookBingoNW2024.

We were delighted to work with two amazing artists on our 2024 board design – the adult and teen Book Bingo charts were designed by Sabella Flagg (she/her), and the Lotería board was designed by Eliana Vasquez. Check out all of the boards on our book bingo page.

How to Play:

Download your bingo card, and get detailed instructions  at https://lectures.org/community/book-bingo/ or pick up a board at your local Seattle Public Library branch or indie bookstore. Complete 5 boxes in a row (across, vertical, or diagonal) for a “bingo” or complete all 25 boxes for “blackout” on the teen and adult Book Bingo boards or all 16 boxes for “blackout” on the Lotería board.

Reading Suggestions:

All summer, we will be gathering and sharing Book Bingo recommendations from our SAL community of staff, Board Members, volunteers, and writers to share here on the blog and on social media.

For “SAL speaker” and many other categories, see our past and present line-up of SAL speakersSAL’s new season launches on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

For “Recommended by a Local Bookseller,” consider visiting one of SAL’s independent bookstores: Ada’s Technical Books; BookTree Kirkland; Book Larder; Charlie’s Queer Books; Edmonds Bookshop; Elliott Bay Book Company; Estelita’s Library; Island Books; Madison Books; Magnolia’s Bookstore; Mam’s Books; Open Books: A Poem Emporium; Paper Boat Booksellers; Phinney Books; Queen Anne Book Company; Ridgecrest Bookstore; Secret Garden Books; Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park, Ravenna, and Seward Park); and University Book Store.

In addition, SPL has put together lists of suggestions for every category, which can be found at Adult Book Bingo Reading SuggestionsTeen Book Bingo Reading Suggestions, and Lotería de Lectura Reading Suggestions (in Spanish).

Audiobooks, e-books, and graphic novels all count as reading!

How to Submit Your Boards:

Adult and Teen Book Bingo Submission Instructions

Submit the front and back of your completed adult card (with either a bingo or blackout) in only one of the following ways:

  1. Drop offyour card (or a copy of the front and back) at any branch of The Seattle Public Library.
  2. Completethe submission form at www.spl.org/BookBingo.

ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 6 P.M. ON TUESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2024. Social media submissions no longer accepted. Please do not submit your card more than once.

Kids Book Bingo Submission Instructions

  1. Mailyour card (or a copy of the front and back) to Seattle Arts & Lectures, 340 15th Ave E, Suite #301, Seattle, WA 98112.
  2. Take a photo of the front and backof your card and email it to bookbingo@lectures.org.

ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 6 P.M. ON TUESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2024. Social media submissions no longer accepted. Please do not submit your card more than once.

 

How to Submit Your Lotería Board

DROP OFF your card (or a copy) at any branch of The Seattle Public Library.

Entries must be received by 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 3rd, 2024. Blackout card entrants of Adult Book Bingo will be eligible to win a grand prize from Seattle Arts & Lectures – a subscription to the 2024/25 SAL series of your choice. Blackout and bingo entrants of Adult Book Bingo will be eligible to win a gift card to one of Seattle’s independent bookstores. Blackout and bingo entrants of Teen Book Bingo will be eligible to win a grand prize gift certificate to a local bookstore (for blackout), and visa gift cards (for bingos). Blackout and bingo entrants of Lotería will be eligible to win Fred Meyer gift certificates.

 

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