Book Bingo, a program to encourage reading by adults, was launched on New Year’s Day by the Metropolitan Library System.
Participants who read five books between Jan. 1 and Feb. 29 will be entered in a drawing to win an eReader tablet or exclusive prize pack.
“Reading is proven to have health benefits including improved memory, stress reduction, better sleep, focus and concentration skills, improved analytical thinking and problem solving, increased empathy and some studies have even reported readers have an increased life expectancy,” a spokesman for the library system said.
“Reading is also a great way to begin learning a new skill.”
To participate in Book Bingo, patrons may download a Book Bingo Card from metrolibrary.org/bookbingo or visit any local library to receive a Book Bingo card.
Readers can also track their reading progress digitally by signing up on the library system’s Website and registering for “Winter Reading Challenge 2020”.
Online participants will earn digital badges for reaching their goals.
Completed Book Bingo cards must be turned in at a metropolitan library or mailed to Metropolitan Library System c/o Book Bingo, 300 Park Ave. Oklahoma City Okla. 73102 by 6 p.m. on Friday, March 6.
Participants may also take a photo of the front and back of their completed card and e-mail it to email@example.com.
“We want to motivate Oklahoma County to pursue their reading goals,” Kellie Delaney, adult services manager for the library system, said.