Adult Summer Reading

Summer reading is for adults, too!

We have spoken word performances, storytelling nights, and more. You are invited to everything, and our events are always free. Registration is required for many of our programs--visit or click the event title for details and registration.

We've created two different challenges so that everyone has a chance to participate the way they wish. Choose the method that works best for you! Both win raffle tickets towards great prizes.

For our Virtual Challenge, log in to Beanstack at or download the free app from your favorite app store. Log the books you read following the onscreen instructions. You can also win digital badges for reading and participating in library activities. Reading and attending fun library activities both earn you raffle tickets for our bi-weekly prize drawings.

Visit the library to pick up your Bingo card if you want to participate in our paper Visitors' Challenge. Earn a raffle ticket to our bi-weekly prize drawings for each book you read! Participate in fun activities to complete as many Bingos as you can! For each activity & each Bingo you complete, earn a raffle ticket towards the next drawing!

The more you read, the more chances to win!

The Massachusetts Statewide Summer Library Program is funded by the Friends of the Athol Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Most activities require registration - Click each program title for more information!