NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Why should the kids have all the fun? Each year the New Rochelle Public Library’s Summer Reading Game for children inspires hundreds of children to enjoy reading books all summer along. This year, the library is offering adults the opportunity to also gain new perspectives while soaking up new titles, by playing a grown-up version of the Summer Reading Game. Adults and young adults ages 16 and older are invited to pick up or download a Summer Reading Bingo Card, and spend their summer reading great books for great prizes.
The cards will be available at the library or on the library’s website (www.nrpl.org) beginning Saturday June 25th. As participants read through the summer, they can complete appropriate squares on the card, such as “A Book Turned into a Movie,” “A Book by a Local Author,” “A Prize Winner.”
Once a vertical or diagonal line is completed, the card can be submitted for a drawing of many prizes. Or, participants can keep reading to complete all 25 squares, and submit the card for a grand prize. The prize will include totes filled with new releases, “food for thought” baskets, New Rochelle history baskets, and electronic devices. Cards may be submitted in person, by mail, by posting a picture of the card on Instagram, twitter, or the library’s facebook page, by September 6, 2016.
To help readers get started, the librarians have created lists of books in various categories. The lists are posted on the website at nrpl.org/adults/srg, and hard copies are available in the library’s community relations office. Readers looking for suggestions can also access Novelist, a wonderful database that can create suggested lists, for any kind of book described by the user.
For more information, please call the library’s community relations office at (914) 632-8254.