How it Works
The Library’s Summer Reading Program isn’t just for kids — Adults can participate too! Our grand prize is a basket of goodies and a $50 giftcard from the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza! We also have 2nd and 3rd place prizes.
The books you read can be any format — audiobook, eBook, or regular print. It can be a book of short stories or poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or graphic novel. The simple goal is: READ!
- Register on Beanstack, where you will track all your summer reading
- Adults must log at least 12 books to be eligible to win!
We hope you have a wonderful, peaceful and healthy summer filled with lots of reading!
Online Book Club
We have a great book club for adults happening online this summer! Night Owls, our book group run by librarian Maura Powers-Smith, reads the best reviewed and most-discussed fiction AND non-fiction.
Click here to see upcoming Night Owls dates!
eBooks and Audiobooks
What to Read?
If you’re looking for a great book to read, consider checking out these titles, suggested by GPL’s Librarians! Titles are available in print AND as a downloadable ebook or audiobooks on Overdrive — so you have several options to choose from!
You can also see a bookshelf of our best and most popular reads for the summer at the top of this page.
Staff Picks for the Summer
Choose a Bookshelf below to see what staff is reading!
Click here to see our 2021 Beach Read Recommendations!
Or see our 2020 Beach Read Recommendations
Click on a cover to request the item, or call 518-456-2400 ext. 3