Books & Bites Bingo

Play Books and Bites Bingo!

From now through December 30, 2023, keep track of books you read or listen to by writing the title and author in the matching bingo square. Earn stickers and a pin, and enter to win prizes!

You may use the same book more than once in squares with an asterisk. Otherwise, book titles may be used only once per card. For teens and adults.

Download a Books and Bites Bingo card (PDF, 285 KB).

Need suggestions for your squares?

Listen to the Books & Bites podcast, join the Books & Bites Facebook group, visit our Books & Bites webpage, attend the Books & Bites Book Club, or sign up for the Books & Bites newsletter.

How do I win?

BINGO

Complete a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line! Every time you complete a bingo, you’ll earn your choice of one of twelve Books and Bites Bingo stickers. Completing a bingo also qualifies you to enter the quarterly drawings for a $25 gift card to Joseph-Beth Booksellers.

BLACKOUT

Complete all 25 squares! Turn in your completed card by Dec. 30, 2023, and you’ll earn a Books and Bites enamel pin. Completing blackout also qualifies you to enter the grand prize drawing for a $125 gift card to Joseph-Beth Booksellers or a Kindle Paperwhite. 

How do I submit my card for the stickers, pin, and prize drawings?

BINGO

Every time you complete a bingo, show your card to a JCPL staff member at the Ask a Librarian, Customer Service, or Teen Desks. A staff member will initial and number your bingo, let you choose your sticker, and give you an entry form for the quarterly gift card drawings. Over the course of the year, you can complete up to twelve bingos.

To be entered into the quarterly drawings, show your card by the following dates:

Winter Bingo: March 31, 2023

Spring Bingo: June 30, 2023

Summer Bingo: Sept. 30, 2023

Fall Bingo: Dec. 30, 2023

BLACKOUT

During the month of December 2023, turn in your completed card at the Ask a Librarian, Customer Service, or Teen Desks to receive your reward pin and be entered into the grand prize drawing. One blackout card submission per person.

What if I lose my bingo card?

For backup, we recommend taking pictures of your card when you complete bingos.

The fine print

JCPL employees and their families are ineligible to win prizes. Prize winners must be able to pick up their prize in person.