Adult Summer Reading

Read Beyond the Beaten Path

Why should kids have all the fun? It’s summer reading time for our adults too! Read books and share reviews to be entered into the grand prize raffle drawing. Each review is equal to one raffle ticket, up to 12 review submissions will be accepted. You have between June 1-August 13 to submit your reviews, so get reading!

Sign Up for the Program

Click below to register for the Adult Summer Reading program through Beanstack.

Register for Adult Summer Reading

Download the App

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

Download for Apple  |  Download for Android

What to Read

Read Beyond the Beaten Path can mean a lot of different things to different people. If you want to try a book that might not have been on your radar before now, our librarians have got you covered. They have curated some fantastic suggestions based on this year’s theme. Check out their lists below!

Upcoming Events

Ukulele Workshop

On Saturday, July 9 at 3 pm, join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You’ll learn how to tune, strum, and read chords. After a short lesson, you’ll be able to play songs. No experience is necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers.

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Wilderness Survival

On Saturday, July 16 at 10 am, join wilderness survival expert, Steve Lancia, to learn about prioritizing the six elements of survival and gear up for emergency preparedness in both urban and wilderness settings.

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Author Annabel Monaghan

On Tuesday, July 19 at 7 pm, hear from author Annabel Monaghan on her book Nora Goes Off Script, which is the best kind of love story—the real kind where love is complicated by work, kids, and the emotional baggage that comes with life.

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Book Reviews

Nora Goes Off Script

Nora Goes Off ScriptMy favorite book I’ve read this year! After her husband leaves her, a romance-channel screenwriter finds a new chance at love when a sexy leading man is cast to play her husband in a movie based on the script she wrote about her marriage’s collapse. Evvie Drake Starts Over meets Beach Read in this heartwarming and hilarious novel about a divorced romance channel screenwriter whose script about her marriage’s collapse just might help her reclaim her life and find love.

— Siobhan

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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 young adult summer reading programs.

Create an account using our summer reading platform, Beanstack. Once you have registered there, select “Adult Summer Reading” as your challenge. There you will find badges to complete. Badges are simply Beanstack’s way of tracking all the reviews you submit. You can complete 12 badges (or reviews) to earn up to 12 raffle tickets. Each review counts as one raffle ticket. Use your raffle tickets to bid for the three grand prizes. Winners will be announced after August 14th!

You can submit up to 12 reviews in the Adult Summer Reading Challenge!

You can also find the prizes within Beanstack. This year there are three different prizes: Cliq Chair, Picnic Backpack, and a Pop-up Fire Pit. Make sure you apply your raffle tickets to your desired prize!