Summer Book Bingo

Summer Book Bingo

Every summer, Seattle Arts and Lectures partners with The Seattle Public Library to create a Summer Book Bingo card as part of their free summer reading program. Adults and kids play along from May – September to be entered in a chance to win fabulous prizes.

Download a 2020 Summer Book Bingo board on our website below. Keep track of books you read now through Tuesday, September 8, 2020, by writing the title and author in the matching square. Book titles may be used only once per card, and only one entry per person.

Adult Book Bingo is for players 18 and older, and Kids Book Bingo is for players 17 and under.

How do I win? What are the prizes

Bingo: Complete a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line! Turn in your card, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a gift card to an independent bookstore.

Blackout: Complete all 25 squares! Adult Book Bingo players, turn in your card and you’ll be entered in a drawing for one of three grand prizes—including a subscription to the 2020/21 SAL series of your choice! Kids Book Bingo players, turn in your card and you’ll be entered into a grand prize drawing for a $100 gift card to an independent book store.

How do I submit my card for the prize drawing?

Submit your completed card (with either a bingo or a blackout) in one of the following ways:

  1. Drop off your card (or a copy) at any branch of The Seattle Public Library. (Adult Book Bingo only).
  2. Mail your card (or a copy) to Seattle Arts & Lectures, 340 15th Ave E., Suite 301, Seattle, WA 98112.
  3. Post a photo of the front and back of your completed card to Twitter or Instagram. Be sure to tag #BookBingoNW2020.
  4. Take a photo of the front and back of your completed card and email it to sal@lectures.org(Kids Book Bingo only).

Entries must be received by 6 PM on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

I need suggestions for squares!

Ask us at Queen Anne Book Company. We'll be happy to give you recommendations! qabc@qabookco.com, or 206-284-2427.

Ask a Seattle Public librarian for recommendations! Stop by any branch or go to www.spl.org/yournext5.

For “SAL speaker” and many other categories, see their current line-up of SAL speakers, and head to the Events Archive for even more ideas. For other category suggestions, head to the SAL blog.

Get more ideas on social media, and keep the conversation going, by using the hashtag #BookBingoNW2020.