Adult Summer Reading

2020: Imagine Your Story

Welcome to our first ever online summer reading program! Beginning August 7, adults ages 18 and up are invited to register and log their reading at nbfpl.readsquared.com. All you need to do is read and log in 1 book before September 7 for a chance to win a prize!

The online summer reading program, designed to encourage life-long reading habits, awards you with points and virtual badges when you log the books you have read. As of August 20, you'll receive a completion certificate after logging just one book. The completion certificate (or one badge, for anyone who started the program prior to August 20) means you are eligible for a prize, including a chance to win a $25 gift card to a local business of your choice, from this list of participating stores/restaurants:

  • Ay Caramba Seafood Restaurant and Fish market: 511 Livingston Ave.
  • Deli Plaza & Salad Bar: 3 Elm Row
  • Delta's Restaurant: 19 Dennis St.
  • Destination Dogs: 101 Paterson St.
  • Esquina Latina Restaurant & Lounge: 25 Liberty St.
  • Freshii: 131 Neilson St.
  • Fritz's: 115 Easton Ave.
  • Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe: 392 George St.
  • INC American Bar & Kitchen: 302 George St.
  • Indochine Restaurant: 371 George St.
  • Jersey Subs: 380 George St.
  • Kim's Bike Shop: 111 French St.
  • Las Marias: 515 Livingston Ave.
  • Mozzarella Cucina Italiana & Pizzeria: 40 Jersey Ave Unit B.
  • Noodle Gourmet: 43 Easton Ave.
  • Old Man Rafferty's: 106 Albany St.
  • Stage Left Steak: 5 Livingston Ave.
  • Steakhouse 85: 85 Church St.
  • Taco House - El Taco Nazo: 115 French St.
  • Thomas Sweet - New Brunswick: 55 Easton Ave.
  • Utepia Bubble Tea: 48 Bayard St.

Thanks to Constellation Energy and the Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library for making this program possible.

We have created some videos to walk you through the process of registering for this online program (see below). If you have any questions, please feel free to call the library at 732-745-5108 x20 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Registering yourself: This videos shows how to register an individual, first using the website in a browser and then using the app.

Families registering together: This videos shows how adults can register themselves and their child(ren), first using the website in a browser and then using the app.


Wondering how you can get books from the library? We're offering "Door-side Pickup" and made a video to show you how it works:

There are also videos to walk you through the process of reserving library items using a browser on your computer, or via the LMxPRESS PLUS app on your smart device.

Want to access e-books or audio books on your device, but unsure how to do so? Check out this video to learn how to download and use the Libby (eLibraryNJ/Overdrive) and Hoopla apps!

Happy reading!


Find Summer Reading Program details for children on the Kids' Summer Reading page, and for teens on the Teen page.