Summer Reading Program 2021

June 29 – August 20

Read Books. Complete Activities. Attend Programs.

Earn Points. Win Prizes.

Log your reading and activities online using Beanstack!

You will earn points for everything you read and all the activities you complete. Use your points to get raffle tickets. Enter your raffle tickets for one of our grand prizes! Register on Beanstack starting June 1st and start logging on June 29th.

Log your reading on Beanstack to earn points. 100 Points = 1 raffle ticket.

Enter your raffle tickets for one of these Grand Prizes:

PreK-3rd Grade


4th-8th Grade


9th-12th Grade


Watch this to find out all about SRP 2021!

Check out our SRP 2021 Booklet!

It’s full of program information and fun activities.

Summer Events

This summer we are having programs online and programs in-person! Click below to discover all our great programs.

Summer Books

Guilderland School Resources

GCSD Summer Reading Recommendations
Follow the link to view the recommended reading list for your child’s age group/ grade.

Free eBooks and audiobooks via SORA
Use your GCSD Destiny library card number for access.

Read It Forward

This summer, the libraries of the Capital Region will Read it Forward with Warcross by Marie Lu or Ghost by Jason Reynolds!

Pick up a free copy of the books at the Library, read, and then forward it on to a friend! No due dates, no late fees! The books are available on a first come, first served basis. 

You can also participate by downloading the titles as an ebook or audio on the Libby app!

  • Fill out this survey telling us what you thought of the book you read to be entered to win a gift card to the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza! **COMING SOON**
  • OR, let us know what you thought by emailing

Find Us Online

SRP Email Updates

Join our NEW email list to stay up-to-date on everything Summer Reading!

Sign up for our weekly email!

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GPL Kids & Families Facebook Group

Join our GPL Kids & Families Facebook group to enjoy storytimes, crafts, and activities!

Don’t miss a single post – join now!

GPL YouTube Channel

Visit our YouTube Channel to discover storytimes, read-alouds, Build It! building challenges, and other fun surprises!

Subscribe and be the first to know when we post a new video.

Storytime Kits

We miss you and we know you miss storytime! That is why our librarians have crafted these storytime kits for you to use with your children at home. Learn how to use our kits here!

Find the Toddler and Preschool Storytime Kits here.

Visit our StoryWalks

We have FOUR different StoryWalks at parks throughout Guilderland!

Tawasentha Park

188 NY-146, Altamont, NY 12009
**Currently undergoing maintenance**

Visit our original StoryWalk at Tawasentha Park. Use the map below to locate the story and find out where to park.

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DiCaprio Park

3420 E Lydius St, Schenectady, NY 12303

**Coming Summer 2021**

Keenholts Park

6363 Frenchs Mill Rd, Altamont, NY 12009

**Coming Summer 2021**

Nott Road Park

6073 Nott Road, Guilderland, NY 12084

**Coming Summer 2021**

New Children’s Wing Updates!

Check out these construction pictures from our new Children’s Wing! We can’t wait for you to see it in person.