Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Book Bingo is Back!

Book Bingo is something we played at the library's summer reading programs for many years, but by 2008 we had so many children attending that we could no longer fit inside the library’s McEntee meeting room. When Newport's Rotary Club built Literacy Park, we had room for all the children but I couldn’t figure out how to play bingo in the outdoor amphitheater. Fortunately, I don’t work alone and my esteemed colleague, Jan Eastman, figured out how to make it work. So, finally, we are back in the Book Bingo business!

Book Bingo is played using the covers of children’s books instead of numbers in the columns headed R E A D S. The books were selected to go with our summer theme, "Dream Big, READ!".  When a child has a bingo, they get to select a book from among the many that have been donated to the library throughout the year.

Join us at 1:00 p.m. this Wednesday in Literacy Park for this year's edition of Book Bingo.

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