Summer Reading Program 2023

July 6 – August 16

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 July 6.

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 2023 SRP Video!

Summer Events

Click below to discover all our great programs this summer!

Kids Programming Calendar
Teen Programming Calendar
All Programs Calendar

Teen Volunteers

Visit the Teen Volunteer page for current GPL volunteering opportunities.

Link to Teen Volunteers Page

Summer Books

Read It Forward

This summer, the libraries of the Capital Region will Read it Forward with TWO books: The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes and Graceling Graphic Novel by Kristin Cashore and Gareth Hinds.

Pick up a free copy 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 – click the titles above to find them on Libby!

  • 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

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.

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.

🎨 Make Art Together Week

🤝 Teamwork Week

⚾ Play Together Week

💛 Friendship Week

🚒 Celebrate Our Community 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 game series created by your Children’s Librarians!

Now with THREE editions.

COMING SOON: Decide Your Destiny #4  🏴‍☠️

Check out GPL’s Digital Fun page for more!

Stay Connected

SRP E-Newsletter

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

Sign up for our weekly email!

SRP Kickoff Week

Week 1: Make Art Together

Week 2: Teamwork

Week 3: Play Together

Week 4: Friendship

Week 5: Celebrate Community


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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!