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

Click here to see our complete Summer Reading list. Click on a book cover to be taken to the item in our catalog. From there, you can read a summary or request the book online.

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.