I am shamelessly stealing school librarian Jenny Frencham‘s idea and running a Library Bingo program this quarter.
There are so many positive elements to this that I cannot even begin to list them all. Students recommending books to each other, students reading under-utilized genres (e.g. Nonfiction!), students (hopefully) getting excited to come to the library, I am trying to get to all the English classes to talk this up. So far the 7th graders are enthused, the 8th graders not so much, and the seniors are apathetic — although I do have one senior who is already halfway done!
We will see how this plays out….