Summer Reading Challenge 2021

This is a summer of transition. As we attempt to return to our “normal,” we still may be wrestling our mental energies and we still may not have our usual sources to get new books from. However, we can still try new things and re-engage with reading for pleasure. To encourage and inspire you, we’re offering one more year of the summer reading BINGO challenge before revamping for next year. Now is your chance to get inspired, pick through your to-read list, and flex your competitive muscle.


  • Download a Bingo card from this page and print your own copy. (see the attachment below on this page.)
  • Cross out a square each time you read a book that matches that criteria. One book can count for multiple boxes!
  • Record the title to the corresponding number on the back of the Bingo card.
  • Each BINGO [4 squares in a row vertically, horizontally, or diagonally] will count as one entry (up to 10 BINGOs per sheet). Five bonus entries are awarded for each blacked out card (for a total of 15 entries).
  • Bingo cards are due virtually by emailing a picture of your BINGO cards to by September 10, 2021.


Follow the SMC Library social media accounts for recommendations throughout the summer. 

Need books?

  • We're open! Request a title from Albert (SMC’s owned books) or from Link+, and pick up at St Albert Hall during any open hours this summer.
  • Your local public library may be open again, and they probably have downloadable e-books and audiobooks. Check their website or contact them to learn about your options. Even if you don't have a public library card, many of them are offering ways to sign up for a temporary library card online.
  • Ask your local independent bookstore if they are open or doing no-contact book ordering.
  • offers online ordering and sends the proceeds to your local bookstore.
  • offers audiobooks for sale individually or by monthly subscription. Sales benefiting independent bookstores.


All participants will be eligible for a back-to-school supplies grab bag, and there will be a drawing for additional three prizes, one each for students, staff/faculty, and SMC alum. The more entries you have, the greater your chance of winning!
Drawing will happen September 15 and winners will be notified via email. 



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