Adult Summer Reading

This summer, join the adult department for a BRAND NEW summer reading program. Each week we will have a new challenge that urges you to step outside of your comfort zone! Use our challenge bookmarks to let us know what you read and whether you liked it. We’ll track everyone’s reading, and tally up your participation to make a donation to the Watertown Food Pantry. Grab a bookmark for a list of suggested titles and start reading!


Click on the titles of the weeks below to see a suggested title list to get you started!

June 23th – 29th
Read It Again! 
Read or reread a favorite book from childhood.

June 30th – July 6th
Explore Massachusetts One Page at a Time! 
Read a book (fiction or non-fiction) that takes place in Massachusetts.

July 7th – 13th  
Spin-offs Aren’t Just for TV! 
Read a spin-off from a classic – or read the classic itself, if you’d prefer.   (Or both!)

July 14th – 20th
Scientific Notation: Exploring Literary Elements! 
Read a book (fiction or non-fiction) involving science.

July 21st – 27th
Passport to Summer Fun!
Read a book that takes you to another country. Experience life around the world.

July 28th – Aug 3rd
Step Into Their Shoes!
Read a biography of an historically significant person.   Consider ways his or her story has influenced or changed you.

Adult Summer Reading Book Talks
Join us on Thursdays beginning June 26 from 1-2 PM as a librarian presents a brief book talk about some titles in the subject area of our Summer Reading weekly theme, and then opens the floor up to you, our summer readers, to tell a bit about the book(s) you’ve read. All are welcome!

For questions or more information, please visit our Reference Desk or call 617.972.6436.