2019 ADULT SUMMER READING 

BOOK BINGO CHALLENGE
READ BOOKS, WIN A PRIZE! ∙ JUNE 24 – AUGUST 17, 2019
Why should the kids have all the fun?!
 
HOW IT WORKS:
Visit the library to sign up and receive your Book Bingo Challenge card. As a bonus for participating, you can stop by the Reference Desk and get a spin on the prize wheel!
  • Anyone 18+ is welcome to register (certain squares will require a Palisades Free Library card to access online resources).
  • Read books that fit into the categories on the bingo card between Monday, June 24 and Saturday, August 17 (or complete the listed tasks).
  • You may only count one square per book. Fill in the titles of the items as you finish them.
  • Complete any five squares to make a BINGO!
  • When you have one BINGO or more, submit your card to library staff.
  • You may start a second card only after completing your first card.
  • All Book Bingo Challenge card and book reviews must be submitted by Saturday, August 17.  

GRAND PRIZE: This year’s Grand Prize is an Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet. Check out library books, surf the web, listen to music, watch movies, play games and more at home or on the go.
 
OTHER PRIZES: Other prizes include copies of new and upcoming books including titles by Jojo Moyes (author of Me Before You), Alice Hoffman (author of The Rules of Magic), Emma Donoghue (author of Room), and more, many of them signed by the authors!

 
SUBMITTING BOOK REVIEWS:
To complete the square asking you to write a book review, pick up a paper form at the library (one will be provided when you register for the summer reading program) or you can submit your review online (link opens a Google form, no sign-in required). This year we’re asking you to review one book! It’s quick, easy, and fun.  If you choose to, you can share your review with friends and neighbors by having it posted to the Palisades Free Library Blog.

FINDING BOOKS:
Ask at the Reference Desk for help finding books to complete your Bingo Bingo Challenge card, check out the Book Bingo Challenge Online Guide, stop by one of the Library’s summer reading displays, or try out NoveList Plus (sign in from home with your library card number and PIN).

OTHER SQUARES:
The bingo card also includes some e-Resources Palisades Free Library cardholders can try for free anytime! All you need is your library card number, and, in some cases, your PIN or password.
Watch a movie or documentary on Kanopy: Kanopy (or download the Kanopy app on your phone, tablet, or smart TV!).
Read an article/product review: Consumer Reports
Check out a digital magazine on Libby: Download the Libby app on your phone or tablet.
Check out one or more items with Hoopla: Hoopla (or download the Hoopla app on your phone, tablet, or smart TV!).
 
HELP?!
Need help getting started with, or have questions about, these online resources? Stop by the library for one-on-one assistance with Kanopy, Consumer Reports, Libby, Hoopla and more. Call 845.359.0136, or e-mail Adult Services Librarian Anya Berg at aberg@rcls.org, to make an appointment for technology assistance at a time that's convenient for you!


 

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