It's snowing outside so we know winter is far from over but the Library has a way you can beat those winter blues. Come on in and sign up for the adult reading program Biblio Bingo. The program runs for eight weeks and in that time participants must read at least four books from four different categories on a bingo card. Those who get a Bingo get to pick out a small prize and enter a drawing for prize baskets but more about that later.
Everyone who participates in this program will tell you that they don't do it for the prizes. They do it for the reading - they do it because it introduces them to new authors, genres and subjects. They participate because all of the categories and booklists are generated by staff and are books that we have in the Library. (Each year we do purchase a few new books for the categories and this makes the overall collection stronger). A library's identity is wrapped up solidly in the books that live on the shelves and it's a give and take relationship between the books and readers. This program breathes new life into some of those books and makes them near and dear once again.
The next few blog posts will highlight each of the categories for this year's Biblio Bingo - how we came up with the names and some of the books that made it on to the lists. We truly have fun creating this program from scratch every year and if you will allow us a small pat on the back, sometimes we consider ourselves quite clever for some of the names we give the categories. The categories highlighted in this post are GREAT LAKES and MEADOW MUFFINS & GUNPOWDER. Read more »