Summer Reading

Adult Summer Reading Challenge Flyer

Participation is easy! Read any book (eBooks and audiobooks count, too!). Fill out a review in person at any Library location or at Each review will be entered into a raffle, to take place on August 16th, for our Grand Prize: a pair of Red Sox tickets!*

That’s it!

Check below every two weeks for a new reading challenge.

And because Summer Reading fun isn’t just for kids, adults can win fun prizes, too! Get started right away! For every two weeks of the challenge, the first twelve people who fill out reviews at our Central Library will also receive a small prize.

*City of Somerville employees are not eligible for the Grand Prize.

Summer Challenges

Need an idea for what to read this summer? Try some of these:

Read the 2017 Somerville Reads Book: “El Deafo” by Cece Bell

Read a Banned or Censored Book

Listen to an audio book

Read a book you’ve always wanted to read

Read a book about sports

Read a book with a green cover

Read a book about food

Read a book from

Read a book from a genre you usually avoid

Read a science fiction or fantasy book

Read a book that was made into a movie

Read a Young Adult novel

Read a book you chose just by the cover

Read a book that is set somewhere you’d like to travel

Read a 500+ page book

Read a mystery

Read a book of poetry

Read a book someone recommended to you