1 Jul
2016

Summer Reading Bingo 2016

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!

 

SUMMER READING BINGO!
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!

BINGO!
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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31 Mar
2016

Harry Potter Midnight Release Party!

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!!!!! WE ARE SOLD OUT OF MIDNIGHT BOOKS !!! 
If you still need a copy of the Cursed Child, we will be get­ting more books in stock on Mon­day, Aug 1st.
!!!!!!!

We are SO EXCITED about this guys.

On July 30th at 10:30pm, we will be host­ing a MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY for the new and upcom­ing Har­ry Pot­ter book: The Cursed Child. 

All you have to do to get an invite is Pre-Order The Cursed Child through us! For just the cost of the book, you will get the book AND an invi­ta­tion to bring how every many peo­ple you would like to our Mid­night Release Par­ty. 

There will be plen­ty of fun at the par­ty: we promise cos­tumes, atmos­pher­ic music, Har­ry Pot­ter Triv­ia and sil­ly games like ‘Guess How Many Every Fla­vor Beans Are In This Jar!”

If you’re inter­est­ed in get­ting more infor­ma­tion send us an email today. Or stop in the store, even! Or give us a call! We don’t rec­om­mend send­ing Owls, as we’ve recent­ly lost a few in our rafters.

SO EXCITED!

 

19 Oct
2015

Halloween Costume Contest!

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Hal­loween is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, guys!!
Do you know what that means??? It means it’s time for COSTUMES!

Here at Kards, we are kind of huge fans of dress­ing up in awe­some cos­tumes. This year, we’re invit­ing you all to share your own cos­tumes with us for chances to wins spooooooky prizes!

Here’s the deal: 
You put on a super rad cos­tume.
You take a pic­ture post it to Face­book or Insta­gram and tag @Kards Unlim­it­ed. Include #KUIs­Spooky!
You get all your friends to like your pic­ture!!
There will be two win­ners: The play­er with the most points, and the Staff Favorite. Impress us.

Point sys­tem:
1 like = 1 point
1 share = 5 points
Adorable pet in cos­tume includ­ed in pic­ture = 10 points
Pic­ture tak­en IN the store = 15 points
Pic­ture tak­en with a celebri­ty that you ran­dom­ly found on the street = 50 point

You can enter as many pho­tos as you want, but only one of your pho­tos can win, so choose wise­ly!
Good Luck!

27 Sep
2015

Banned-BookIt!

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Wel­come read­ers! 
This year, in order to ful­ly cel­e­brate Banned Book Week, Kards Unlim­it­ed is host­ing anoth­er fan­tas­tic Book Read­ing Con­test: KU Banned­Book­It!

If you were a child of the 90’s you will remem­ber get­ting your first per­son­al pan piz­za from Piz­za Hut when you met your read­ing goal for Book­It. It was a mag­i­cal moment full of hot cheese and a sense of accom­plish­ment.

So here at Kards, we’re going to host our own BANNED Book It! The goal is to read as many Banned Books as pos­si­ble! Read­ing books can win you prizes!

Here’s how it works:
KUBanned­Book­It will start on Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 27th, the first day of Banned Book Week! The final day will be Novem­ber 10th!
Dur­ing Banned Book It, you, the reader/contestant will read as many Banned Books as pos­si­ble!
Each time you read a book, post about it on Face­book, Twit­ter or Insta­gram (Pic­ture of the book includ­ed, please), tag Kards and include #KUBanned­Book­It
Each book/post will get you a stick­er on our MAGICAL SCORE BOARD!
There will be two win­ners! The one who reads the most books will win a $50 Gift Cer­tifi­cate, and a RANDOM PLAYER will also win a $50 gift cer­tifi­cate! (So you all have a chance to win even if some­one super ambi­tious starts play­ing!)
We will also be award­ing Ran­dom 10% off coupons to notable play­ers! So make your posts thoughtful/amusing! Or make a video act­ing out your favorite scene! Or send us a book report! Or come sing for us! You might win a Coupon!

In hon­or of our inner chil­dren, we will be con­clud­ing the con­test with a PIZZA PARTY! It will be on Novem­ber 15th at 6pm! We will want you there to par­ty with us! Let us know if you’ll be com­ing!

Are you excit­ed yet?? START READING!

Here is a list of Banned Books we rec­om­mend!
Here are some Banned Books rec­om­mend­ed by peo­ple on Goodreads!
Here is a handy lit­tle post­card you can print out to remind your­self of the rules or give to all of your friends! 

 

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23 Sep
2015

2015 Tolkien Week Quiz!

Your Score:  

Your Ranking:  

10 Sep
2015

Summer Reading Bingo Wrap-up!

Con­grats and Thanks go out to our Bin­go Con­tes­tants! 
In total, we award­ed sev­en­teen 10% off coupons (That’s 17 Bin­gos!!) and one $100 Gift Card!!! For our first ever Sum­mer read­ing Bin­go, it was a smash­ing hit! 

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Our Sum­mer Book Bin­go Win­ner!

We’ll be back in the Bin­go Swing next sum­mer, so check back to play! In the mean­time, our next book con­test is right around the cor­ner!

 

29 May
2015

Summer Reading Bingo!

Guys! It’s time for SUMMER READING. Are you excit­ed? Because we’ve been over­ly excit­ed for like months now and it’s FINALLY TIME.

That book knows to pro­tect its eyes from the sum­mer sun.…

We have some super rad dis­plays up in the store to help you choose your sum­mer read­ing lists. Specif­i­cal­ly, every­one who works here has a shelf of must read books, and you should read them all.

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Every­one loves to win!

 

Addi­tion­al­ly, we are RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW announc­ing our SUMMER READING CONTEST
That’s right! 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

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Click on me to down­load your very own bin­go sheet!

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 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!

BINGO!
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 and stuff

-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 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: 
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.
Book Club: We read a new book every mon­th at KU book club. Join us at one of our meet­ings to cross off this square. To keep track of what we’re read­ing and when we meet, fol­low Kards Unlim­it­ed Book Club on Face­book.
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.
Our Choice: Stop by the store or send us a mes­sage, and we will give you a ran­dom book sug­ges­tion or two! Don’t wor­ry, we’ll be nice. Except for Adam. He’ll prob­a­bly give you a chal­lenge. #wor­thit
KU Employ­ee Favorite: Check out our web­site or come by the store to see what our favorite sum­mer reads are. We’ll even have a handy shelf full of them in the store.
Fol­low us on Insta­gram: Same as Face­book and Twit­ter square, except it’s Insta­gram!

Reg­u­lar book squares:
Need some sug­ges­tions?
We put togeth­er some lists of our favorite books from each gen­re right here!
Banned Book: Read a book that has been banned!
Start a Series: Read the first book in a series you’ve been look­ing to read!
Mys­tery: Read a book that is clas­si­fied as a mys­tery!
Short Sto­ries: Read a short sto­ry anthol­o­gy!
Sci­ence Fic­tion: Read a book clas­si­fied as Sci­ence Fic­tion.
Hor­ror: Read a book from the hor­ror gen­re
Graph­ic Nov­el: Read a Graph­ic Nov­el. We have plen­ty of sug­ges­tions.
Pulitzer Prize: Read a book that has won a Pulitzer.
(Auto)Biography: Read about someone’s life!
Re-read your old Favorite: do you remem­ber a book that you read when you were young and loved? It’s time to dust it off and revis­it it!
Oprah Book Club: Read one of Oprah’s cho­sen ones.
Clas­sic Fic­tion: Pick up a clas­sic. You know the one. The one you’ve been putting off for ages. That one.
Inter­na­tion­al Author: Read a book by some­one who is not Amer­i­can! Bonus points if it’s in a dif­fer­ent lan­guage.
Your Choice: Read any­thing you want, yo.
Fan­ta­sy: Read a book from the Fan­ta­sy gen­re.
Young Adult: Read a Young Adult book.
Non-Fic­tion: Read a book about real life and stuff. Whether it’s anoth­er biog­ra­phy or a car man­u­al, we don’t care, just keep read­ing!
New Author: Read an author you’ve nev­er read before!
Book that is a film: Read a book that they have made into a movie. No cheat­ing and just watch­ing the film. That would be wrong.

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

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