It’s summer*, which means it is time for the Summer Reading Program! My love of the SRP dates back almost 40 years** when my local public library had a Reading Bingo Card*** and I was so excited to read books that fit the different categories. I can’t remember exactly what I read, but there are proud X marks on some of the categories.
Well, in my current mild-mannered day job, I get to put together the summer Reading Bingo Card for adults, and every summer I still get excited about reading the books to complete the card. However, this summer I did something slightly different—the card is not just about reading, but also about exploring library services and “Building a Better World”****.
So of course I started strategizing and creating reading lists for the 14 different book categories, and of course I looked at how many squares I could finish ON THE FIRST DAY. Because I just could not wait.
Yeah, kind of sad.
At any rate, as of Day 2, I am in progress on six (6!) squares. And that’s me being restrained.
Yeah, I like to read. A lot.
So what’s on your summer reading list? Anything you can’t wait to try?
*Summer in Oregon apparently means 60 degrees and drizzle. It’s starting to look like Juneuary again.
**Okay, I’m definitely starting to feel old.
***Yes, I still have the 1980 Reading Bingo Card from my childhood library. And no, I am not ashamed.
****That’s the SRP theme this year. FWIW, the theme was decided two years ago.