Summer Reading 2020

Summer reading is a great tradition at all Whatcom County and Bellingham Public Libraries! Early readers, kids, teens and adults can take part any time from June 1 to September 30 by downloading a Summer Reading BINGO card below, setting a goal and winning a prize. Everyone can participate! This year, we also a great line-up of Summer Reading online events. See the calendar on this page.

Our Summer Reading program engages readers of all ages with ideas for things to read or do. BINGO-style cards are available for early years, kids, teens, and adults.

Young people set a personal reading goal and record it on their BINGO card. Once that goal is met, they choose a new, free book to keep. Adults who complete their BINGO cards enter into a prize drawing. Stay tuned for more information on how to redeem your card for prizes. If you do not have stable access to the internet, or if you need help for other reasons, call us. We will happily mail BINGO cards for your entire family and answer questions. Ask us for a listing of free summer library programs for all ages.

Find more Summer Reading activities at our online calendar

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The library is here for you.

Download and print your BINGO cards below or call us at 360-305-3600 between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM for help!

Things to Read and Do at Home

Early Years and Kids

Kids: Vote


Twenty-five kids voted for their favorites. See how your votes compare with other kids in Whatcom County on our Kids Vote page.

Teen Creativity Hour &
Whatcom Teen Writers

Learn more about our Teen Summer Programs

Teens and Tweens

Image of Summer Reading Teens PDF document

Download PDF

Kids: Scavenger Hunt

Every Monday we’ll post a link to a new printable pdf list of items to find around the house or outside in nature.  We’ll list them here, too, so if you don’t have a printer, you can write them down.  For grades K-5.

AUGUST WEEK 3: Try this scavenger hunt at night, and bring a flashlight… can you find:

Download PDF version of Scavenger Hunt

_ A constellation
_ Something moving in the night sky
_ A cool or creepy looking shadow
_ The brightest natural source of light
_ The brightest man-made source of light
_ A night sound
_ Something that glows or reflects light in the dark
_ A flying insect or animal
_ A good spot to tell a spooky story or campfire story
_ Something that looks totally different in the dark

Kids: MadLib(rary)

Write your own monthly Mad Lib(rary) story, using our printable template (PDF).  Our August story is all about summer fun!

Would you like to share?  Record yourself reading your story and ask your parents to post it on social media using hashtag #WCLSMadLib(rary). For grades K-5.