Adult Summer Reading

Choose Your Adventure

Are you up for an adventure this summer? Our librarians have created a Bingo card with 25 different activities to complete that include a range of interests from reading different types of books to attending a library event this summer to borrowing one of the library’s museum passes. Complete 1 row of your choosing to collect a prize (and 1 raffle ticket), and complete the entire Bingo card to earn 12 raffle tickets for a chance to win a grand prize! You have between June 10 – August 2 to participate in our summer reading challenge, so get reading!

Access the Program

Click below to sign up and sign into the program through Beanstack.

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Download the App

Once you’ve signed up, download the Beanstack app to your device.

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Grand Prizes

Use your raffle tickets to enter the grand prize drawings.

LEGO Art (The Great Wave)

Pickleball Set

Indoor Garden

What to Read

If you are having trouble selecting a book for the reading activities, our librarians have you covered! Below you will find curated booklists that will check off each of the reading activities in the Bingo card. Just remember the books you read to complete an activity does not have to be from these lists. Both reading or listening to books count for this challenge.

Staff Picks

See what Greenwich Library staff are reading and recommending, across a variety of different genres and formats.

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New Books

Greenwich Library has new books coming in every day, so browse and place a hold on what’s new and popular.

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Personalized Recommendations

Not sure what book to read next? Read or listen to a book recommended by one of the Greenwich Library librarians! Fill out our form to get a tailored list of at least four books just for you.

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Book Reviews

Shark Heart

This book is great for fans of the New York Times bestseller, Remarkably Bright Creatures. Shark Heart by Emily Habeck brings readers on journey that might sound otherworldly, I mean the basic premise is that the male protagonist turns into a Great White Shark, however beneath that there are layers upon layers about love transcending the impossible, grief, and other universal themes. Pardon my pun, but this book has quite a lot of heart, and I can’t recommend it enough. Habeck is a debut author, and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for readers next.

— Siobhan

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2024 Adult Summer Reading Events

AuthorsLive: 100 Things to Do in Connecticut Before You Die

Thursday, June 13 at 7:00pm

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2024 Adult Summer Reading Event

Saturday, June 29 at 2:00pm

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Speed Jigsaw Puzzle Competition

Saturday, July 27 at 11:00am

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FAQs

Questions about participating in Greenwich Library’s Adult Summer Reading program? See our frequently asked questions below.

Anyone over the age of 18 can participate! This program is for Greenwich Main Library, Byram Shubert, and Cos Cob Libraries. For those that are under 18, check out the Library’s children’s and teen’s summer reading programs.

Create an account using our summer reading platform, Beanstack. Once you have registered there, select “2024 Adult Summer Reading” as your challenge. There you will find badges to complete on a digital Bingo card. Badges are simply Beanstack’s way of tracking all of your reading activity. Pick the row you think sounds most fun to do, complete 5 badges in that row, and earn a prize and 1 raffle ticket. And if you really want to challenge yourself, you can complete all 25 badges of the Bingo card and earn 12 raffle tickets. Use your raffle tickets for a chance at three grand prizes. Winners will be announced after the challenge ends on August 2nd!

This year there are three different grand prizes: LEGO Set, Pickleball Set, and an Indoor Garden. Make sure you apply your raffle tickets to your desired prize!