Summer Reading 2021


Tails and Tales

June 28 – August 20

Join the 2021 Summer Reading Program with The Public Library of Brookline! After a tough year, we want nothing more than to encourage Brookline to read whatever and however they want – there’s no wrong way to read! The program is open to community members of all ages, from kids through adults. To participate, simply:

  1. Sign Up for Summer Reading

  2. Preregistration begins June 15th.

  3. Log Your Reading

  4. Track your hours spent reading using your Beanstack account or a paper log available at all our Library locations.

  5. Redeem Your Hours for Prizes!

Show Library staff your Beanstack account or bring your paper reading log to any Brookline Library to redeem your hours.

Kids, tweens, & teens can read for 20 hours and earn a Base Buddy kit which you can use to create your very own, stuffed-animal “Library-Buddy,” or “Lib-Buddy” for short! Continue reading up to 50 hours to earn extra features and accessories to further personalize your Lib-Buddy! Can’t wait to see your buddy? Get a preview of your Lib-Buddy on our Lib-Buddy web game! For video tutorials on how to put together your Lib-Buddy, visit

Adults can read for 20 hours and earn a $1 voucher to the Friends of the Brookline Library Book Sale (many of the books cost $1 or less)! Continue reading up to 50 hours to be entered into a grand prize raffle for gift cards to local Brookline businesses!

Visit our events calendar to discover all the summer programming (outdoor and virtual) we have in store! To sign up for text updates on all of our summer programming, including program cancellations, text “@brksummer” to 81010.

Looking for information on the Public Schools of Brookline’s Summer Reading program? Check out the school summer reading lists!

This program is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Brookline Public Library and the Library Trustees.