BINGO Winter Reading Challenge

WE ARE CHANGING ARE DEADLINE TO April 2 with a drawing on Saturday, April 3rd so more people can get their BINGO cards in! You can do any card, multiple times and get them in to us for the drawing. ALL AGES

Play BINGO with us Monday, February 1st and going until Friday, April 2nd: Winter BINGO Challenge for ALL ages, no need to register, your completed card is your ticket to win. We will pull the prize winners on Saturday, March 27th. Print your BINGO online by following the links or contact the library and we will print it out for you and you can pick up the card during curbside. We will be posting a new board each week but they are not due back to us until the last day on March 11. Once you complete the challenge: 1. Make sure your name, phone number and whether you are an adult or youth are marked on the page. 2. Scan your completed board an email it to the library or drop it in our drop box or snail mail it Ainsworth Public Library PO BOX 236 Williamstown, VT 05679. Everything is FREE! Prizes will include 2 gift cards, a giant gummy bear, a science kit, a box of hand sanitizer, books and more. You can request items from the library and pick them up during our curbside hours or use items you have at home to complete squares.

How to win: The more entries you have the more chances you have. As you complete a square, mark it with an X, sticker or however you wish to show you have completed it. When you have a BINGO marked on your card, get it to the library in one of the ways explained above and then your card will be entered into our drawing on April 3rd. We will pick winners until all of our prizes have been won. You can turn in the same card more than once with different BINGOS accomplished. There are 6 BINGO cards to choose from below.

Remember, each card with a BINGO represents a ticket.

Ashley N. Diers - Time to Read | Personal
Week 6 March 7-13

Card 6: TIME TO READ Click below for card

8 Children's Book Illustrators Who Brought Picture Books to Life
Week 5 March 1- March 6

Card 5: ILLUSTRATOR BINGO Click below for card

This BINGO celebrates the talents of illustrators. You’ll find works from these artists sprinkled throughout
the APL collections for young readers, spine labels: BB, PB, E-R, CHA, J-F, YA and youth nonfiction.
 Did you know many authors and illustrators work independently?
 P.D. Eastman served in the military with Theodor Geisel (Dr Seuss) and
helped develop the character of Mr Magoo.
 Micha Archer uses a combination of media to create her illustrations. See
how she creates her art at:
 Jim Arnosky was honored in 2013 with the Franklin Fairbank Award for
being Vermont’s foremost creative guide to nature lore. He has lived in
Vermont since 1976.
 Robert McCloskey (Make Way for Ducklings) was the first ever two-time
Caldecott Medal winner.
 In 2002 Eric Carle founded a museum of picture book art, located in
Amherst, Massachusetts.
 Esther Averill is best known as the author and illustrator of the beloved Cat
Club series. Modeled after her own kitty, the stories feature a mild mannered
cat with a red scarf, named Jenny Linsky.
 Paul O. Zelinsky found his unexpected path to children’s books as a
sophomore in college, after taking a course at Yale on the history and
practice of the picture book. The course was co-taught by Maurice Sendak
(Where the Wild Things Are).
 As a scientific illustrator for fungi, Beatrix Potter researched and developed
her own theory on the reproduction of fungi spores. Her theory was later
presented to a fungi expert at Kew Gardens. Though never published, her
contribution to the mycological (fungi) field is still recognized today.
Enter to win one of our fabulous prizes:
Submit your bingo card by postal mail, drop it off in the book

Click below for BINGO card



Try to find the various types of books, sizes, binding styles, and book parts as you
read your way through this Bingo card.
This Bingo is just for fun; it isn’t part of an organized library program and we don’t
have any prizes, but we hope you’ll still enjoy it. Set your own rules and create
your own variations to make this your own reading adventure.


Among other things, Johannes GUTENBERG was known for invention of the movable-type printing press.
The first book to be printed was the BIBLE.
In printing, the term PRINTER’S DEVIL refers to the least experienced person in the print shop.
Originally, these were almost always young boys.
A group of folded pages is called a SIGNATURE. Books are made by binding these smaller groups
together to form full-length books. This collection of smaller booklets is fastened into the spine by either
GLUE or STITCHING. For small softcover booklets sometimes staples are used. When glue is used, it’s
called PERFECT BOUND. When stitching is used, the binding is called SMYTH SEWN.

The pages at the beginning and end of hardcover books, often decorative, are called ENDSHEETS. These
are used as fasteners for the pages to the front and back covers. It’s the hinge of the book that allows
smooth opening and closing of the front and back covers.
HEADBANDS and TAILBANDS are the little pieces of colored twine found on the top and bottom of the
spine of hardcover books. They are more decorative than functional and not found on every book.
Sometimes the spine will have RAISED BANDS, also for decoration.
The pages of a book can be cut smooth or left uneven. When left uneven, it is referred to as a DECKLE
edge. Pages that have a gold edge to them are referred to as GILT edge.
Books come in many sizes, too. From the smallest, a MINIATURE, to the largest books, called ELEPHANT
FOLIOS. The tiniest books were often bibles (for portability) and children’s books (to accommodate small
hands). The formal size name for the common paperback is duodecimo; the small hardcover size is
referred to as octavo, and the quarto size is commonly found in books that have more of a square shape than rectangle.

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Unless otherwise noted, both nominees and winners from any year of an award will satisfy the square.
The APL collection has many award-winning books…and there are so many book awards to
choose from. You’ll have a ball finding new favorites and rediscovering familiar titles. We
encourage you to take a little extra time to learn more about one or two of the awards and
scour the list of nominees for your next read. So many categories, so little time.
Remember, you can use any nominees as well as the final winner for any of the awards, past
or present.


Find any form of the following objects on the cover of your book or as a word in the title.
You can pick the books on purpose or let serendipity fill in your card. Remember,
however, some of the covers shown in the online catalog are not quite the same
as the actual edition of the book we have on our shelves. You can also use
illustrations within the text or the book subject to complete a bingo square.
Set your own rules and make this puzzle your own; let it take you to books and experiences you
might never have discovered.
You can find a list of suggested titles that may be of interest as you explore this Bingo
adventure. It’s a public list (ZZ_APL_PictureBingo: Click here: Picture Book List), accessed from the Koha online catalog.
Contact the Library (433-5887) if you need help finding it.
Row 1 – Winter Clothing
Row 2 – Animals
Row 3 – Weather. Variation: Read on days when that weather occurs.
Row 4 – Colors and Emotions. Variation: Read books about colors and feelings or find books that elicit a
particular emotion for you.
Row 5 – Activities for all. This row of squares is intended to be more hands on but you can also find books
about each of these suggestions in our collection.
 Watch the sunrise and sunset on the same day.
 All things moon
o Create a moon journal and track the 4-week lunar cycle.
o Many full moons have special names; research a recent or upcoming full moon.
o Find a video of a lunar eclipse and watch the next one in your area.
o What’s a super moon? When is the next one expected in the northeast?
 Life Rhythms – the earth’s tilt and orbit around the sun create our seasons. Learn about solstice
celebrations and structures around the world that honor this cycle. What other cycles and
rhythms in your life can you think of?
 Hibernation / Sleep – many creatures hibernate during the cold winter. Find out how
hibernation is similar and different to the sleep of humans. Read about how sleep affects our
overall health and how our own internal clock regulates our sleep/wake cycles.
 Explore Nature – Getting out in nature is good for mental and physical health. When outdoors,
amplify your experience by using each of your senses on its own: smell and hear with your eyes
closed; look without hearing. Listen for a crow or owl, try to smell the evergreen trees, watch
the clouds or stars moving in the sky. Feel the air as it hits your face (is it cold? does it sting?) and
feel how the air warms as it travels from your nose into your lungs.
Submit your bingo card by postal mail, drop it off in the book drop, or scan it and email it to
the library. Need more info? Call the library at 433-5887. Don’t forget to write your name on
the card before submitting it.

CARD ONE: WHAT IS SCIENCE? Find the BINGO card below!

Science explores the world and answers why and how and what if. Scientists make predictions and run experiments to test their ideas. Scientists make observations using all 5 senses and organize the findings. Sketching, measuring and finding patterns are part of being a scientist. Curiosity and perseverance is a must.


As always, we encourage liberal interpretation of the bingo squares. All good-faith efforts to participate will be accepted. Due the diversity of our readers, it is likely your bingo experience may be completely unique to you. The important part is that you have fun and maybe find an area of science that grabs your interest.

Complete a square in a variety of ways:

  • Most squares will be completed by choosing a book somehow related to the subject of the square. You may also play using words in a title or pictures on the cover.
  • Some squares are meant to be activity squares, such as Observe and Listen. With these squares select a (science) topic that interests you and investigate using your senses. Record your results. If you had to take measurements or use math to complete your activity, mark those squares too. Alternatively, find one or more books about the senses or math or numbers or measurements, etc.
  • With the What If? Square, ask yourself What If x and then work to find the answer. There’s also a book titled What If? you might like to have a look at.
  • Many scientists need to sketch what they see or what they think will happen, if this is part of your science, mark these squares. If you find there is no need to sketch, try finding a book on drawing or compare the illustration styles of different picture books.

Science has many broad categories that are split into ever more sub-categories with quite a bit of overlap along the way. It’s okay if it your explorations take you slightly off track from the square you started. As long as you’re close, it will still count. Please enjoy this science adventure in whatever way is appropriate for you. Check this list for suggestions: Science Book Suggestions at the Library