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Category: Summer Book Bingo

2020 Summer Book Bingo is Here—And Early!

Due to popular demand, everyone’s favorite free summer reading challenge is back early this year for both adults and kids! Download your Adult Board here or your Kid Board here. Keep track of your spring and summer reads from now until September 8, 2020 by writing the title and author in the matching square, and submit […]

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Summer Book Bingo: Afrofuturism

Due to popular demand, 2020 Summer Book Bingo, our free summer reading program with The Seattle Public Library, has begun early this year! Download your card here. Start your summer reading early and aim for bingo or blackout for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Engage with others around your reading adventure with the hashtag #BookBingoNW2020 […]

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Summer Book Bingo: On Your Shelf

2020 Summer Book Bingo, our free summer reading program with The Seattle Public Library, is coming very soon! A few sneak peak previews of Book Bingo squares have got us reading and ready (past reveals: Uplifting and Nature). To hear about the release of the Summer Book Bingo card as soon as it comes out, […]

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Kids Summer Book Bingo: Takes Place in Nature

  Kids Summer Book Bingo is Seattle Arts & Lectures’ free summer reading program for kids and young adults ages 0-17—and it’s here early this year! Download your bingo card here, then spend now through September 8th reading for your chance to win fabulous prizes! Want some inspiration for your first Kids Book Bingo category? […]

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Book Bingo square with "nature" in center and bird in upper left corner

Summer Book Bingo: Nature

2020 Summer Book Bingo, our free summer reading program with The Seattle Public Library, is coming very soon! We’ve been giving a sneak preview of a Book Bingo square each week until the full card is released in early May (past reveals: Uplifting and On Your Shelf). To hear it first, follow along with our […]

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Summer Book Bingo: Uplifting

2020 Summer Book Bingo, our free summer reading program with The Seattle Public Library, is nearly here—early! We’re giving a sneak preview of a Book Bingo square each week until the full card is released in early May. Follow along with our category reveals on social media using the hashtag #BookBingoNW2020, and learn more about […]

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A hand-drawn bingo board that says "Winter Book Bingo" at the top. Categories are: PNW author, re-read a book you loved as a youngster, a book that was banned, a book about disability, themes of diaspora or migration, graphic novel or comic, poetry, a friend just read, translated into english, memoir or biography, QPOC author, listen to an audiobook read by author, free, epistolary format, spirituality or religion, nature, short stories, book later made into a movie, relates to social movement history, set in fall or winter, queer history, DIY, about the indigenous history of a place you've lived, book your ancestors would disapprove of, fantasy or sci-fi or horror.

A Winter Reading Challenge

On what otherwise might be a gloomy December day, we are delighted to share this winter reading challenge, with text by WITS Writer-in-Residence Shelby Handler and art by Beck Gross. Inspired by SAL and The Seattle Public Library’s Summer Book Bingo program, Shelby and Beck created their own Winter Book Bingo board to get them […]

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Summer Book Bingo: The Many Reasons to Play

by Kate Jones, Summer Intern   Another wonderful summer has come and gone, and I’m looking at my finished Summer Book Bingo board, trying to articulate why I love this experience so much. I’m no Book Bingo veteran—this is only my second card—but I’m starting to boil it down to a few reasons, reasons that […]

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Summer Book Bingo Made Me Do It: A Comment Round-Up

In the SAL offices, perched on top of our kitchen table, is a little wire basket which only gets filled in the summer months—it’s our Summer Book Bingo mailbox, where an entrant’s board goes to await the prize drawings. What’s just as fascinating as the squares is each board’s reverse side, where bingo players talk […]

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Summer Book Bingo: The BIG 5—5 Books that Think BIG

By Rachel Bachler It’s sitting there just staring at you. The end of the last ‘sunny-picture’ calendar page. Only a few short weeks until you inevitably lift the page to see a background of orange and red maples looming above the family in matching Pendleton coats and yellow rain boots. Aside from the pumpkin spice […]

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