Friday, June 20, 2014

Book Bingo Returns to Literacy Park

Book Bingo began over 20 years ago at Newport Public Library and continues to be a very popular part of our annual Summer Reading program. Played like regular Bingo with pictures of book jackets instead of numbers, it is used to promote books to young readers that they may not have seen before. This year’s books pertain to science because the theme is Fizz! Boom! Read!

My favorite part of Book Bingo is the prizes. We save children’s books that people donate to the Library throughout the year, then put out the best ones for our young readers to select from when they get a Book Bingo!  I so appreciate that people donate such lovely and popular books. The children love to get a free book of their choice to take home and the happy smiles on their faces are simply priceless.

Book Bingo happens in Literacy Park at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 25.  This program, like all Newport Public Library programs, is free and open to all who want to attend. Bingo playing, except as a helper, is limited to children 11 and under.

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