Adult Summer Reading 2021

We invite you to explore Tails & Tales this Summer @ Goodnow

Due to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, our Summer Reading Program has been re-imagined for Summer 2021. Registration and participation is now on Beanstack, our new online reading platform! Track your reading, earn badges and prizes this Summer @ Goodnow!

Here’s how it works:

  • Register Online:  Visit and sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge! Already registered for a previous challenge? Login with the same account information to sign up for our Summer Challenge! Want to use your phone or tablet? Download the free Beanstack app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store to track your Summer Reading activity on-the-go.
  • Track Reading, Earn Badges & Win Prizes:  Track your reading and earn virtual reading badges to become a whale reader. What is a whale reader? Whale readers are those that read a ton of books…far more than the average person! Read and log a book once a week from one of the 8 reading challenge categories to be entered into weekly drawing of a $10 gift card to local businesses. Complete all of the categories and read a total of 8 books to be entered for the grand prize drawing of a $100 gift card!

Pre-registration begins Monday, June 14th

Program runs from Monday, June 21st to Friday, August 13th

Need help registering? Contact us at 978-440-5520 or email us at [email protected]

Summer Activities & Programs

This summer, instead of in-person programming, the Goodnow Library is offering virtual activities and programs.  Check out the Goodnow Library Calendar for upcoming summer events on Zoom.  Events include presentations on animals and wildlife, an author talk by the City Archaeologist of Boston, craft workshops for adults, and more!

In addition, there will be live, in-person concerts this summer!  Retro Polatin Duo will kick off the Summer Reading Program on June 22nd at 6:30PM!  Jumpin’ Juba will be here to celebrate and wrap up Summer Reading on August 10th at 7PM!  The concerts will be held outdoors on the lawn at the Martha-Mary Chapel of the Wayside Inn…join us for some fun and musical entertainment for the whole family!


Children and teens can also join in the fun of Summer @ Goodnow. Find out more about Children Summer Reading HERE . Find out more about Teen Summer Reading HERE.

Questions?  Stop by the Reference Desk or contact us at: 978-440-5520 or [email protected]