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All aboard!  Bon voyage!  Take a trip this winter without leaving home with our new Passport to Reading program for adults!

Visit any BCLS branch to pick up your very own passport.  Read or listen to 12 books or audiobooks (fiction or non-fiction) set in at least three different continents.  Record book titles in your passport as you go; when you reach 12 return to your favorite branch to get your passport stamped.  You'll be entered into our Passport to Reading prize drawing* for a basket of goodies from around the world!

Enjoy your armchair travels as much as you like!  Get your passport stamped after 12 books and then start all over again!

Passports are valid October 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023.

Here are a few suggestions to get you started!

The Air You Breathe - Frances Peebles (South America)

All the White Spaces - Aly Wilkes (Antarctica)

A Ballad of Love and Glory - Reyna Grande (South America)

Black Cake - Charmaine Wilkerson (North America)

The Cape Doctor - E.J. Levy (Africa)

Dirt Creek - Hayley Scrivenor (Australia)

The Girl with the Louding Voice - Abi Dare (Africa)

Girl's Guide to the Outback - Jessica Kate (Australia)

How the Penguins Saved Veronica - Hazel Prior (Antarctica)

If I Had Your Face - Frances Cha (Asia)

The Kindest Lie - Nancy Johnson (North America)

The Last Exiles - Anna Shin (Asia)

Maus - Art Spiegelman (Europe)

Meet Me in Bombay - Jenny Ashcroft (Asia)

Murder at the Mena House - Erica Neubauer (Africa)

Normal People - Sally Rooney (Europe)

Our Woman in Moscow - Beatriz Williams (Europe)

The Silence - Susan Allott (Australia)

South Pole Station - Ashley Shelby (Antarctica)

Verifiers - Jane Pek (North America)

Who is Vera Kelly? - Rosalie Knecht (South America)


*You must be a Bay County Resident to be eligible for the prize drawing. 

Published by on December 07, 2022
Last Modified February 02, 2023