Cambridge Public Library's 2022 Summer Reading

By Cambridge Public Library

We provide summer reading book recommendations; activities for children, teens, and adults; live events; as well as prizes and giveaways throughout July and August.

CPL Summer Reading 2022 is for everyone, play along with us starting July 1.

.: Friday, July 1 – Friday, August 26.

Every day.

You can request books and activities online (July 1) or at the nearest library locations during open hours.

Ages: Infant to Adults.

All grades.


Cambridge Public Library
Main Desk Line
Main Library Q&A Desk
Help & Information Desk
Children's Room Help Desk
For Summer Reading Questions

For more information, visit your neighborhood Library or

No application or registration needed.



  • Both in-person and virtual (online or over the phone).

Cambridge Public Library Main Branch

449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Mid Cambridge
Boudreau Branch Library

245 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Neighborhood 9 and West Cambridge
Central Square Branch Library

45 Pearl Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

Collins Branch Library

64 Aberdeen Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Strawberry Hill
O'Connell Branch Library

48 6th Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
United States

East Cambridge
O'Neill Branch Library

70 Rindge Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
United States

North Cambridge
Valente Branch Library

826 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
United States

Wellington Harrington

Bingo Cards for adults and Book Adventure Maps for youth will be available to download online starting July 1. Youth can pick up a physical copy of their Book Adventure Map in advance from their school or the nearest Cambridge library branch.

Additional information

Summer Reading is for everyone! This summer, The Cambridge Public Library invites you to get creative, get curious, get cozy, and get connected!

Youth can play along using their Book Adventure Map, which will guide them through activities and reading suggestions with free book giveaways every two weeks. Pick up your Book Adventure Map at any Cambridge Public Library location.

Adults can explore all the Library has to offer, including a chance to win $100 gift certificate at a local independent bookstore, with their summer reading BINGO card available at all Library locations starting in July!