Children, teens, and adults can pre-register on Beanstack NOW!  Log your reading and activities starting June 22!

How it Works

The Library’s Summer Reading Program isn’t just for kids — Adults can participate too!  All we ask is that you register on Beanstack, where you will track all your summer reading.  Anyone who reads at least 12 books over the summer will be eligible to win one of three prizes: a $40 gift card from the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza!  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!

We hope you have a wonderful, peaceful and healthy summer filled with lots of reading!

What to Read?

If you’re looking for a great book to read, consider checking out the books from our Summer Beach Reads list or those suggested by GPL’s Librarians in the Staff Picks category!  Both lists have titles available in print – just hit “request” – AND as a downloadable ebook or audiobooks on Overdrive — so you have several options to choose from!

Summer Beach Reads

Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
When All Is Said by Anne Griffin
Overdue life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms
Beach Read by Emily Henry
The Changeling by Victor LaValle
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck & Fortune by Roselle Lim
My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward by Mark Lukach
John Woman by Walter Mosley
Island Affair: A Fun Summer Love Story by Priscilla Oliveras
Head Over Heels by Hannah Orenstein 
Last Resort by Marissa Stapley
Zone One by Colson Whitehead
American Spy Lauren Wilkinson
Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors, by Sonali Dev
Summer of ’69, by Elin Hilderbrand

Summer Events

Book Clubs

We have two great bookclubs for adults happening online this summer! The best part of all is that we’re using GoodReads – create a free account, and log in to become part of the discussion at any time!

Wilder Reads – Wife and husband librarian team, Josalyn and Dustin Wilder, run this online book club.

Night Owls – This group, run by librarian Maura Powers-Smith, reads the best reviewed and most-discussed recent fiction AND non-fiction.