Summer Reading for Adults

Become a Champion of Reading this summer!Boston Public Library - Champions of Reading, Summer 2019

As soon as you print your Bingo Card (available in English, 中文EspañolKreyòl Ayisyen & Tiếng Việt) make sure that you submit your contact information here so we know that you’re participating.

Then, fill in your Bingo Card with what you read, did, or discovered between Monday, July 1, 2019, and Sunday, September 1, 2019. Drop your completed card off at any BPL location or send a picture of the card to bingo@bpl.org by end of day on Saturday, September 7. All are welcome to participate, but only Boston Public Library cardholders (including eCards) ages 18 and up are eligible to win a prize. If you do not have a library card, learn how to get one here.

Please Note:

  • Only one card per person.
  • Book titles may only be used once per card.
  • For readers ages 18 and older.
  • Winners must pick up their prizes from a BPL location.

Prizes:

Participate:

Submit your contact information here as soon as you start participating in Book Bingo to enter a drawing for one of five museum memberships.

Bingo:

Complete a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line to win a BPL logo tote bag.

Blackout:

Complete all 16 squares to enter a drawing for a Courtyard Tea Room experience for you and up to eight guests!

Want Help?

Are you wondering how to complete one of your squares? The final interpretation of each prompt is up to you, but the librarians at the BPL have compiled some suggestions for books to read and places to go.

Create or log in to your library account

Under 200 pages

Author of color

Visit a monument of one of Boston's champions

Go to a museum

Read a new genre

Tell a friend about Book Bingo

Book recommended by a librarian

Try a different reading format

Read outside

Visit a library branch or the Bibliocycle

Award winning

Learn something new

Attend a library program

Books by or about someone you consider a champion

Champion a book to a friend

Other Resources

You can try out Shelf-Service via bpl.org/shelf-service―answer a few questions and our Reader’s Advisory team will create a list of book recommendations just for you. 

Use a BPL digital resource

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