Summer Reading 2021

This summer, explore everything the Cambridge Public Library has to offer. Join us for book adventures, free programs, and fun activities for all ages starting June 28 through August 27. Summer reading is free, fun, and for everyone. 


How do I participate?

Step 1. Click here to register for Summer Reading is for Everyone, June 28-August 27.


Step 2. Check your email for registration confirmation and instructions to receive your free Summer Reading tote bag while supplies last.


Step 3. On June 28, start enjoying Book Adventures, free programs, and fun activities for all ages.

Be sure to join us for our kickoff event, Summer Reads for Everyone, on June 30 at 3 pm:


Summer Reads for Everyone Kickoff Event

Wednesday, June 30 at 3 p.m.


Whether you're traveling or staycationing this summer, whether you're 8 years old or 65, summer is for reading, and reading is for everyone! Join us for a virtual discussion with our children's, teen and adult librarians as they recommend some of their most highly anticipated books this summer season. For all ages. 

The complete list of our librarians' reading recommendations can be found here.



Book Adventures



Younger Readers

In The Dark

Down in the Ground, Up in the Sky

All About Birds

Everyday Art

In the City

Feel the Rhythm

In the Garden


What's Your Story?


Me & My Family

Older Readers

Explore the World with Maps 

Protecting Wildlife

Art Studio

Jam Session

In the Kitchen


History Mysteries

Brain Teasers & Puzzling Adventures

That's What Friends Are For

Get in the Game



Explore Nature

Explore Art

Explore Something New

Explore Hidden Histories

Explore Joy



Explore Nature

Explore Art

Explore Something New  

Explore Hidden Histories

Explore Joy