Adults, teens, and children: register on Beanstack and
keep logging your books through August 20!

Beanstack - Track your reading online

Summer Reads

Our favorite titles of the year, available in portable paperback, so you can read wherever 2022 will take you!

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!

Summer Events

All Programs Calendar
Adult Programming Calendar

eBooks and Audiobooks

Libby/ Overdrive


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!

Staff Bookshelf Picks Vol. 1
Staff Bookshelf Picks Vol. 2
Staff Bookshelf Picks Vol. 3
Staff Bookshelf Picks Vol. 4
Staff Bookshelf Picks Vol. 5

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