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. For teens and adults.
- Earn fun, book-themed stickers for every bingo
- Enter quarterly drawings for a $25 gift card to Joseph-Beth Booksellers
- Earn a Books and Bites enamel pin when you complete the entire card
- Enter a drawing for a $125 gift card to Joseph-Beth Booksellers or a Kindle Paperwhite
You may use the same book more than once in squares with an asterisk. Otherwise, book titles may be used only once per card.
Download a Books and Bites Bingo card (PDF, 285 KB).
Need suggestions for your squares?
- About music or musicians
- Adventure stories
- Afrofuturism and Afrofantasy
- Books about books
- Books that contain magic
- By Indigenous authors
- By LGTBQIA+ authors
- Epistolary books
- Gothic fiction
- Graphic novels and manga
- Set in or about Appalachia
- Set in or about somewhere you’d like to visit
Need help finding a book on NoveList Plus?
Watch our video, Finding a Book (for Books & Bites Bingo) on NoveList Plus.
How do I win?
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.
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?
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
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.