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Reading Without Walls Bingo: Summer Reading Program

Event date: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018 (All day) to Friday, August 31, 2018 (All day)

This summer, kids entering 4th-8th grade in the fall are invited to take the Reading Without Walls challenge! 

National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang started the Reading Without Walls program to celebrate reading and diversity by challenging children nationwide to read a book about a character who doesn’t look or live like them; read a book about a topic they don’t know much about; and/or read a book in a format that they don’t normally read for fun.

Starting in July, come on in to any Phoenix Books location to sign up and get your Bingo card!  Sign-up begins July 1st, but feel free to join throughout July and August. Read books to achieve "BINGO:"

  • Complete 1 line or 4 corners and kids get a free advance reading copy (while supplies last).
  • Complete the outer border and enter to win a $25 gift card and other great prizes.
  • Complete the entire card and enter to win a $50 gift card and other great prizes

Reading Without Walls is sponsored by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, the Children’s Book Council, Every Child a Reader, and the Library of Congress. 


DATES:  July through August

LOCATIONS:  All four Phoenix Books locations!

AGES:  Children entering grades 4-8 in the fall.

Event address: 
Essex, Burlington, Rutland, & Chester, VT