Adult Summer Reading 2024

Adult Summer Reading at the Boston Public Library is an annual bingo board with 24 reading and activity challenges to be completed between June 1 and August 31. This year we have added a second Read More bingo board that challenges you to read 24 books for an even greater challenge. Choose between the two boards or, for the truly ambitious, complete both!

Fill out your bingo card with what you read and did between Saturday, June 1, 2024, and Saturday, August 31, 2024. Click the blue button below to download your bingo card.

We want to see what you’ve been up to! When you are ready to share what you have read this summer, you can upload your card digitally here at or email it to You can also turn in your card at any open BPL location. Please submit your card by end of day on August 31.

How to Participate

Sign up online or in person.

The bingo board featuring reading and activity challenges in English can be picked up at your local library branch and filled out by hand. This board is also available online in English, Español, 中文, Kreyòl Ayisyen, or Português.

The Read More Challenge is only available online.

All online cards may be printed and filled out by hand or filled out on your computer using Adobe Acrobat or any other PDF software. Make sure to save your work.

Fill out each square as you complete the challenges, and turn in your card:

Send any questions about the program to

Get Help with a Summer Reading Challenge

We have put together suggestions for some of the different challenges on this year's bingo card below. You do not have to follow our suggestions! They are only meant to help you if you're having trouble deciding what to read or how to complete an activity.

Fill out a Shelf Service Request to receive personalized book recommendations from a BPL librarian. Contact with any questions about the Adult Summer Reading program.

Recommendations From Our Librarians

Summer Reading in Languages Other Than English

Do you or someone you know want to participate in summer reading in a language other than English? Check out these resource lists for suggestions on how to complete the challenges in Spanish, Chinese, and Brazilian Portuguese.

Español, 中文 & Portugues do Brasil Lists

Recomendaciones para la lectura de verano 2024

¿Busca ayuda con uno de los desafíos del bingo de Lectura de verano para adultos de este año?

2024 暑期阅读推荐

您需要有关今年成人暑期阅读宾果游戏挑战问题的帮助吗? 我们有一个建议!不过,您不必阅读我们的精选集—您可以自己选择要读的书或针对主题的活动。

Summer Reading is generously supported by the Boston Public Library Fund. To learn more, please visit the Fund's website.

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