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Category: Summer Book Bingo

Parting Thoughts From Summer Book Bingo Readers

As Summer Book Bingo kicked off in May, many of us were poised for a Hot Vax Summer. In the Pacific Northwest it was hot alright, complete with cracked asphalt on the highways and wildfire smoke that reached all the way to the East Coast. While the dueling fronts of the pandemic and the climate […]

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Bookshop Superheroes: Magnolia’s Bookstore

In appreciation of our local indies who have reinvented their processes and protocols during the past year in the service of getting the just-right book to the just-right hands, our Bookshop Superheroes blog series features our partner bookstores with special Instagram takeovers that afford a glimpse into a day in their store. (Are you following […]

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Summer Book Bingo: 2021/22 “SAL Speaker” Recommendations

We’re a month into Summer Book Bingo! How is everyone feeling out there? As the official start to summer nears, we wanted to share book recommendations based on our upcoming 2021/22 Season, as well as SAL speakers from seasons past. Several of this year’s authors have new books coming out later this fall (list below), […]

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Meet Tessa Hulls, our 2021 Summer Book Bingo Board Illustrator!

The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures are so pleased to announce that Tessa Hulls, SAL’s longtime “Official Doodler,” will be drawing our 2021 Summer Book Bingo Board! Every year, we partner with The Seattle Public Library to create a Summer Book Bingo card as part of a free program of summer reading […]

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Book Bingo 2020: Therapy for the Soul

By Liz Keenan, SAL Volunteer When SAL asked me to write a blog about 2020 Summer Book Bingo, I was more than thrilled to accept the challenge. As a volunteer for SAL, I was asked to do a roundup of all the participants’ comments and recommendations and was immediately struck by how much Book Bingo […]

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Announcing the Winners of 2020 Summer Book Bingo!

While everyone who spends their summer reading is a winner in our books, SAL is thrilled to team up with SPL today, on Monday, September 28, 2020, for a drawing of our bingo and black-out prize winners for 2020 Summer Book Bingo. Watch the video below to see the drawing, and, if you haven’t already, […]

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Comments from Summer Book Bingo Readers

It seems like we could all use a pick-me-up lately, and when we started receiving our usual September flood of completed Summer Book Bingo boards via postbox, email, and social media, we couldn’t help but be uplifted by your responses in the space where we encouraged you to reflect on your reading adventures. Before we […]

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Summer Book Bingo: Books by Indigenous Authors

There are only three weeks left to play Summer Book Bingo, our free summer reading program with The Seattle Public Library, so be sure to get your card! Engage with other bingo players and find out their own reading adventures by using the hashtag #BookBingoNW2020 on social media. During this country’s history, 573 Tribal Nations […]

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2020 Summer Book Bingo: Mentioned in Another Book

Our volunteers love to read and play Summer Book Bingo, our free summer reading program with The Seattle Public Library, as much as we do! Download your card here. Engage with other bingo players and find out their own reading adventures by using the hashtag #BookBingoNW2020 on social media. Mary Kay Feather has volunteered for SAL for over […]

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Summer Book Bingo: What Mark Suzman is Reading

We love getting a window into what our friends and community members are reading—and Summer Book Bingo, our free summer reading program with The Seattle Public Library, is our favorite way to spark those conversations. Download your card here. Engage with other bingo players and find out their own reading adventures by using the hashtag #BookBingoNW2020 on social […]

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