Summer Reading Program 2022

June 29 – August 24

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 1 and start logging on June 29.

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

$30 Gift Card to:


4th-8th Grade

$30 Gift Card to:


9th-12th Grade

$30 Gift Card to:


Watch our 2022 SRP Video!

Check out our SRP 2022 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.

Kids Programming Calendar
Teen Programming Calendar
All Programs Calendar

Summer Books

Guilderland School Resources

GCSD Summer Recommended Reading 
Follow this 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 Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk.

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

You can also participate by downloading the title as an e-book or audiobook 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!
  • OR, let us know what you thought by emailing

Online Fun

Summer Discovery Pages

Fight the “summer slide” with all new Summer Discovery Pages. Similar to our year-round Discovery Pages, these are themed collections of e-books and audio books, videos, songs, crafts, experiments, and more!

New for summer: check back weekly for new themes.

🌊 Explore the 7 Seas

🏴‍☠️ Pirate Week

🦈 Shark Week

🚢 Cruise Week

🧜‍♀️ Mythical Sea Creature Week

🌎 Our Blue Planet Week

⚠️ Bermuda Triangle Week

For more Discovery pages, go to our GPL Kids webpage.

Decide Your Destiny

Are you ready for an adventure?

Play the Decide Your Destiny story games created by your Children’s Librarians!


Available now!

Stay Connected

SRP E-Newsletter

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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.

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GPL on Spotify

Add us on Spotify to listen to music for all ages, Teen Volunteer book playlists, the GPL: How Did You Find It? Podcast, and more!