Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visiting Wilson Library will be different this fall. Read the detailed information about changes to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

 

Get your reading game on - the 2020 Summer Reading Program is here!

2020 Summer Reading - Book Bingo

How to play:
Download a card and read a book from each category until you get five in a row (or a postage stamp, blackout - you decide when you win!)  You can read ebooks and audiobooks to complete the challenge, too. There’s no competition involved — unless, of course, you want to enroll your book club, your neighbors, or your friends in the game!

Post your winning card on social media using #UMNBookBingo. Tag us @umnlib on instagram and twitter; we’d love to hear what books you’ve been reading!

Need some reading suggestions? Check out these resources!

Ways to play bingo if you can’t access PDF

If you’re not able to access the PDF document, you can still have fun with this challenge. Refer to the lists below for 12 ways to get bingo.

Row 1 Across

  • A book set in a city you wish to visit
  • A book acquired from a Little Free Library
  • A graphic novel
  • Written by an author who’s new to you
  • Suggested by a friend

Row 2 Across

  • A book set in Minnesota
  • Published the year you were born
  • Written by an author who’s not from the United States
  • Written by an author of color
  • A debut book by an author

Row 3 Across

  • A book with a four-word title
  • A book being made into a movie
  • [Free space]
  • A book you own but haven’t read
  • A book based on a true story

Row 4 Across

  • A fairy-tale retelling
  • A book with a green cover
  • Featuring LGBTQ+ characters
  • A book you started but haven’t finished
  • Read a cookbook and try a recipe

Row 5 Across

  • Read a magazine
  • A book written by a historical figure
  • Read a poetry collection
  • A favorite book from your childhood
  • Read a banned book

Column 1 Down

  • A book set in a city you wish to visit
  • A book set in Minnesota
  • A book with a four-word title
  • A fairy-tale retelling
  • Read a magazine

Column 2 Down

  • A book acquired from a Little Free Library
  • Published the year you were born
  • A book being made into a movie
  • A book with a green cover
  • A book written by a historical figure

Column 3 Down

  • A graphic novel
  • Written by an author who’s not from the United States
  • [Free space]
  • Featuring LGBTQ+ characters
  • Read a poetry collection

Column 4 Down

  • Written by an author who’s new to you
  • Written by an author of color
  • A book you own but haven’t read
  • A book you started but haven’t finished
  • A favorite book from your childhood

Column 5 Down

  • Suggested by a friend
  • A debut book by an author
  • A book based on a true story
  • Read a cookbook and try a recipe
  • Read a banned book

Diagonal 1

  • A book set in a city you wish to visit
  • Published the year you were born
  • [Free space]
  • A book you started but haven’t finished
  • Read a banned book

Diagonal 2

  • Read a magazine
  • A book with a green cover
  • [Free space]
  • Written by an author of color
  • Suggested by a friend

The following resources are currently unavailble while the Libraries are closed due to COVID-19.

  • The Basement Alcove Display in Wilson Library across from the coffee shop
  • The McCollister Collection of Popular Literature on the first floor of Wilson library
  • The Popular Reading Collection in the Great Hall at Walter Library

Questions? Comments? Contact us at wilscirc@umn.edu

Displays in the Wilson Library basement

From Our Collections

The From Our Collections Display features titles from the University of Minnesota Libraries collections centered around a theme. The display features pictures of book covers and call numbers. Physical copies of the books are available on the shelf or through a Get It request.

Basement Alcove Display

The Basement Alcove Display consists of books from the general collection in Wilson Library. These books are chosen surrounding a theme and are available for checkout.