Books and Bingo

Library hosts Bingo reading challenge

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Join in on the Library Bingo Challenge

For the first time, the school library will host a bingo challenge open for students and teachers to read as much as possible before April 7.

Head librarian Barbara Johnson planned the event in efforts to encourage more students to stretch their reading boundaries and try something new.

“Bingo is fun,” Johnson said. “People will see reading isn’t always formally sitting down and reading a book.”

The bingo cards offer many ways to check off squares; whether students enjoy comics, audio books, fairy tales or historical fiction, the bingo card offers a diverse selection for every student.

“I wanted to challenge [students and teachers] to read outside of their normal comfort zone,” Johnson said. “The hardest part of the game is that you can’t read anything you’ve read in the past.”

The librarians encourages all students and teachers to participate in the reading challenge, no matter their reading pace. Depending on how much they read, students can fill out the bingo card in many different ways – students can go for straight bingo, starburst, around the world, or a full blackout.

“I hope people will take advantage of [the bingo challenge] and have fun with it,” Johnson said.