Summer Reading

Sum­mer start­ed like weeks ago, we know. Are your read­ing pants on yet? Because it’s TIME FOR  SUMMER READING BINGO.

Our sum­mer read­ing dis­play hit the shelves last week, so we’re ready to rum­ble! BRING IT!

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Every­one loves to win!


Because we freak­ing love books, we’ve decid­ed to make a game out of sum­mer read­ing! Join us for an epic game of Sum­mer Read­ing Bin­go! There are prizes! 

So here’s all the info you need on our Sum­mer Book Bin­go! JOIN US

How To Play

Cross­ing off squares!
Read a book that counts for the square you’d like to com­plete. (or, do the action it requires)
When you are fin­ished with a book, post a pic­ture of your book (or open kindle) on Face­book or Insta­gram or Twit­ter and tag us! Make sure you tell us which square you’re cross­ing off. Only one square per book, please!
Each time you cross off a square you will get one raf­fle entry. So, the more you cross off, the bet­ter chance you have to win an amaz­ing prize!

When you get Bin­go, (5 squares ver­ti­cal, hor­i­zon­tal or diag­o­nal) you’ll win a 10% off coupon for one item of your choice! Make sure you’re keep­ing track at home. Just like in real bin­go, you have to tell us you have a bin­go in order to win. We’ll be keep­ing track of your squares and will dou­ble check when you say ‘BINGO!’ on your Face­book or Insta­gram. (make sure you tag us, though. don’t be shout­ing into the inter­net ran­dom­ly! we might miss it.)

The Rules:

-One square per book! Yes, we know that some books are clas­sic fic­tion AND Pulitzer prize win­ners. but you have to read TWO books to cross of both squares.
-You have to post on Face­book, Twit­ter or Insta­gram, tag us, and include #KUBook­Bin­go to get cred­it for your squares. Please take a pic­ture of your book, post on Face­book or Insta­gram, tag Kards Unlim­it­ed, and make sure to say which square you’re cross­ing off. Also, if you have a bin­go, Say it LOUDHere is an exam­ple: (pret­ty pic­ture of the book The Handmaid’s Tale) Just fin­ished read­ing The Handmaid’s Tale for @Kards Unlim­it­ed sum­mer read­ing bin­go! I’ve just crossed off the Banned Book square! #KUBook­Bin­go
-You have to post BINGO to get a bin­go! While we’ll be keep­ing track of your squares, you have to say it to win it! Just post on FB or Insta­gram that you’ve got­ten a sum­mer read­ing bin­go and make sure to tag us! We’ll get in touch with you to get you your coupon.

The Squares:

Spe­cial­ty squares: 
Your Pick: You can read ANYTHING for this one!
KU Staff Favorite: Stop by the store to check out our Sum­mer Read­ing dis­play! Each of our Staff mem­bers has a whole shelf full of rec­om­men­da­tions! Can’t come to the store? Tweet or Insta­gram us and we’ll set you up with some­thing you’ll love!
Fol­low us on Face­book or Twit­ter: This one’s real­ly easy! Just hit the ‘fol­low’ but­ton’! If you already fol­low us, just tag us in a sta­tus or pic­ture to get the­se squares crossed off.
Ask a KU Employ­ee: Tweet us and we’ll chal­lenge you to a ran­dom book or our choos­ing!
Free-Spot: Clear­ly, this means this spot is already x-ed off for you…. But if you want to read a book for this square any­way, we sure won’t stop you.
Fol­low KU on Insta­gram: Same as Face­book and Twit­ter square, except it’s Insta­gram!
Ask the Library: Tweet at Carnegie Library to get a sug­ges­tion! Like this: “Hey @carnegielibrary! @KardsUnlimted says you can hook me up with a sum­mer read­ing sug­ges­tion! What should I read next?”

Reg­u­lar book squares:
Need some sug­ges­tions?
We put togeth­er some lists of our favorite books from each gen­re right here!
Some­thing with His­to­ry: Non fic­tion or fic­tion, we don’t care! Read some­thing about a time that’s not hap­pen­ing right now!
Poet­ry Col­lec­tion: Get your verse on! Read a col­lec­tion of poems. We sure don’t care if it’s Pablo Neru­da or Shel Sil­ver­stein!
Young Adult: Read a Young Adult book.
New­ber­ry Medal: Read a book that has been award­ed the New­ber­ry Medal!
Banned Book: Read a book that has been banned!
Some­thing with Drag­ons: Komodo Drag­ons count!
Now a Movie!: Read some­thing that’s been turned into a film!
Some­thing with Super­heroes: Don’t feel lim­it­ed to fic­tion, guys! Real life peo­ple are super­heroes to!!
Clas­sic Fic­tion: Pick up a clas­sic. You know the one. The one you’ve been putting off for ages. That one.
Man­ga or Graph­ic Nov­el: Read one! We have so many sug­ges­tions.
Non-Fic­tion: Read some­thing REAL. But don’t feel trapped into read­ing some­thing bor­ing. Non-Fic­tion is super fun a lot of the time!!
Now a TV Show!: Read a book that’s been turned into a TV series. Or the oth­er way around. That works too.
Hugo Award: Read some­thing that’s won the Hugo award!
Hot New Title: Read that new release that every­one is talk­ing about. We won’t judge if it came out a few years ago. >.>
Kid’s Book: Read a book for kids!
Biog­ra­phy: Read about someone’s life!
Con­tin­ue a Series: Read the sec­ond or third or what­ev­er book in that series you start­ed a while a go and put down.
Some­thing with Crime: Real crime or imag­i­nary crime, it don’t mat­ter!

Good Luck! May your bed­side table lamp ever shine in your favor.

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So, what do you think?