Summer Reading

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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: two tickets to an American Repertory Theater performance of your choice. Other prizes include a gift certificate to Porter Square Books and GROOVES.*

*City of Somerville employees are not eligible for prizes.

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