Why should the kids have all the fun?!
Visit the library to sign up and receive your Book Bingo Challenge card. As a bonus for participating, you can stop by the Reference Desk and get a spin on the prize wheel!  Not ready to visit the library in person?  Contact Adult Services Librarian Emily Nevill (enevill@palisadesfreelibrary.org, 845-359-0136) for contactless participation.
  • Anyone 18+ is welcome to register (certain squares will require a Palisades Free Library card to access online resources).
  • Read books that fit into the categories on the bingo card between Sunday, June 21 and Saturday, August 7 (or complete the listed tasks).
  • You may only count one square per book. Fill in the titles of the items as you finish them.
  • Complete any five squares to make a BINGO!
  • When you have one BINGO or more, submit your card to library staff.
  • You may start a second card only after completing your first card.
  • All Book Bingo Challenge card and book reviews must be submitted by Saturday, August 7.  

GRAND PRIZE: This year’s Grand Prize is an Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet. Check out library books, surf the web, listen to music, watch movies, play games and more at home or on the go.
OTHER PRIZES: There are two additional prizes for reading enjoyment!  Win a bag of coffee or tea, box of chocolate, and a beautiful journal for recording your reading memories.
To complete the square asking you to write a book review, pick up a paper form at the library (one will be provided when you register for the summer reading program) or you can submit your review online (link opens a Google form, no sign-in required). It’s quick, easy, and fun.  If you choose to, you can share your review with friends and neighbors by having it posted to the Palisades Free Library Blog.

Ask at the Reference Desk for help finding books to complete your Bingo Bingo Challenge card, check out the Book Bingo Challenge Online Guide, stop by one of the Library’s summer reading displays, or try out NoveList Plus (sign in from home with your library card number and PIN).

The bingo card also includes some e-Resources Palisades Free Library cardholders can try for free anytime! All you need is your library card number, and, in some cases, your PIN or password.
Watch a movie or documentary on Kanopy: Kanopy (or download the Kanopy app on your phone, tablet, or smart TV!).
Read an article/product review: Consumer Reports
Check out a digital magazine on Libby: Download the Libby app on your phone or tablet.
Check out one or more items with Hoopla: Hoopla (or download the Hoopla app on your phone, tablet, or smart TV!).
Download the RCLS Gateway app and add your library card:  RCLS Gateway app for iOS and Android.
Need help getting started with, or have questions about, these online resources? Stop by the library for one-on-one assistance with Kanopy, Consumer Reports, Libby, Hoopla and more. Call 845.359.0136, or e-mail Adult Services Librarian Emily Nevill at enevill@palisadesfreelibrary.org, to make an appointment for technology assistance at a time that's convenient for you!


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Preview titles featured in this month's newsletters below. See something interesting? Access the library's catalog to find out which library owns a book and/or to place a hold by clicking on any book cover. 


E-Readers at the Library

Did you know?! The library lends e-readers to Palisades Free Library Cardholders! Do you have your own device and want to learn more about downloading e-books and audiobooks from the library? We can help with that, too! Visit this online guide for more information.

Legal Information

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For Your Health

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Rockland County Office for the Aging
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Employment Resources

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