Summer Reading Program & Reading Lists for Teens

BHPL’s 2021 Summer Reading Program for teens!
Online registration begins Tuesday, June 1st for Tails and Tales. You may log in your reading starting Wednesday, June 16th and ending on Friday, August 27th. Sign up at and select Register in the upper right corner. Or download & open the free READsquared app from the Apple App Store or Google Play, find Berkeley Heights Public Library, tap Continue and then Register.
This program is designed for teens age 12 to 17 to encourage life-long reading habits. Once you’ve earned enough points you’ll receive a completion certificate you can print and share!

Try playing Tails and Tales Book Bingo! Download your Book Bingo card here.

Teen Reading lists

Required Reading Lists

Columbia Middle School Grades 6 – 8  English Language Arts Summer Assignments
Governor Livingston Grades 9 – 12  English Language Arts Summer Assignments
Governor Livingston AP Environmental Science
Governor Livingston AP Capstone Seminar

Go to BHPL’s catalog to place holds on required reading books; for eBooks/eAudiobooks, check eLibraryNJ (the Libby or OverDrive app) or hoopla

Reading Suggestions Websites & Lists

Book Finder (from YALSA-Young Adult Library Services Association)
eLibraryNJ (Libby app) Teens
Hoopla’s Graphic Novel eBook Club Summer 2021
Novelist: Book/author info, reading lists & discussion questions; for Teen books, select the Teen tab under “Recommended Reading Lists” or “I’m in the mood for books…”
Printz Award (books that exemplify literary excellence in young adult literature)