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Help your students join the Super Reader Squad!

(for students grade 6 and younger)
(7th to 12th grade educators check out our Teen Summer Challenge)

Below are resources to help your students continue reading 
and learning all summer long.

It’s fun, free, and easy!



 
Super Reader Squad Promotional Tool Kit for Schools and Educators:

EARLY IN THE SUMMER

  • Share summer learning info with your students and their families. Use our toolkit above as a starting point.
  • Families can mix and match any combination of fun activities and reading.
  • Students keep track online or by contacting the library at MPLSummer@milwaukee.gov
  • All reading counts. Independent reading, read-alouds, audiobooks, etc.
  • Encourage teens to participate in our Teen Summer Challenge.

OVER THE SUMMER

  • Encourage families to tune in to our free, virtual programs.
  • Your connection with your students is invaluable. An encouraging check-in from a caring adult who knows them can go a long way towards helping a child continue reading and learning over the summer. Consider following up with families to ask how students are doing with summer reading.
  • Sign up for MPL's adult summer reading program, Book by Book.

 

Summer Reading makes a huge difference when children go back to school!

Children can lose up to 3 months in reading skills over the summer. This loss can add up, leaving some children years behind as they get older.

  • Children who read over the summer do better in school.
  • Children as young as infants should be read to by a parent or caregiver.
  • Libraries have lots of free digital resources available to help students read, create, & discover.
  • Library staff is dedicated to motivating children to read, even from a distance! Check out our virtual summer events so we can stay connected.

 





Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors:

Brewers Community Foundation
Ralph Evinrude Foundation, Inc.
Stella H. Jones Foundation
We Energies Foundation
Bader Philanthropies
Anon Charitable Trust
Gustav and Gladys Kindt Foundation
Gene and Ruth Posner Foundation, Inc.