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keep logging your books from June 29 through August 24!

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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!  Read at least 12 books over the summer and you’ll be eligible to win one of 5 prizes: either a $40 gift card from The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza (3 prizes) or a $40 gift card from fin-your fishmonger (2 prizes) in Guilderland! 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 Clubs

We have three great book clubs 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. Memoirs in the Morning, run by Josalyn Wilder, reads the best current biographies and memoirs. Green Reads, led by Maria Buhl, is a book group on nature, health, and the environment.
Click here to see upcoming book discussion 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.