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Help your child join the Super Reader Squad!

 
Beginning May 20, 2019 visit any Milwaukee Public Library to sign-up and receive a folder to track the minutes your Super Reader is reading.
  • Children receive a yard sign or window cling to let the city know they are part of the Super Reader Squad and are reading to dodge the dreaded Mind Munchers!
  • Earn food coupons, free admission to fun places around town, and a free book for your home as you read.
  • Join us each week for special events and classes featuring magicians, live animals, pirates and more!
  • Additional tips for summer reading with your children can be found at PBS Parents.

 

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.
  • Children learn more when they do more, so our Summer Reading program has hundreds of free in-library events all summer.
  • Libraries have free books and computers for use and comfortable places to relax and read.
  • Library staff is dedicated to motivating children to read.

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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. 

Upcoming Summer Childrens' Programs

July 22, 2019
12:30 PM
Fire and Ice with Mad Science at Capitol

See impressive science experiments that include foggy dry ice storms…

1:45 PM
Fire and Ice with Mad Science at Capitol

See impressive science experiments that include foggy dry ice storms…

2:00 PM
Owls: Designed for Darkness at Zablocki

Learn about these seldom-seen, silent-winged hunters! Schlitz Audubon's feathered raptors…

2:00 PM
Miss Kim's Amazing Animals at Atkinson

Miss Kim encourages you to interact with live animals from…

2:00 PM
Illusionist Ardan James at Bay View

Be prepared to be amazed - and laugh - at…

July 23, 2019
2:00 PM
Miss Kim's Amazing Animals at East

Miss Kim encourages you to interact with live animals from…

2:00 PM
Beaks & Talons at Martin Luther King

Which bird is fastest? Which has silent flight? Meet live…

July 24, 2019
2:00 PM
Miss Kim's Amazing Animals at Tippecanoe

Miss Kim encourages you to interact with live animals from…

2:00 PM
Magician Rick Allen - Beyond Belief at Center Street

You'll gasp with amazement as Magician Rick makes things magically…

2:00 PM
Amani's World at Washington Park

Have fun while learning through music and storytelling with Amani's…

2:00 PM
R.E.T.C. (Reptile Education through Contact) at Mitchell Street

Experience the beauty and wonder of the reptile world through…

July 25, 2019
2:00 PM
Sky Stories with Wehr Nature Center at Villard Square

"Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are!"…

2:00 PM
Book Jacket Bingo at Central

Play bingo adapted for young children based on contemporary children's…

July 29, 2019
12:30 PM
Fox & Branch at Capitol

Kick up your heels to the fiddlin' good music of…

1:45 PM
Fox & Branch at Capitol

Kick up your heels to the fiddlin' good music of…

2:00 PM
Mind, Body & Soul Urban Line Dancers at Atkinson

So you think you can dance? Sure you can! Mind,…

2:00 PM
Sky Stories with Wehr Nature Center at Bay View

"Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are!"…

2:00 PM
Illusionist Ardan James at Zablocki

Be prepared to be amazed - and laugh - at…

July 30, 2019
2:00 PM
Mind, Body & Soul Urban Line Dancers at Martin Luther King

So you think you can dance? Sure you can! Mind,…

2:00 PM
Illusionist Ardan James at East

Be prepared to be amazed - and laugh - at…

July 31, 2019
2:00 PM
Harry Potter and the Scavenger Hunt at Tippecanoe

You'll need the wit of Ravenclaw, the bravery of Gryffindor,…

2:00 PM
Mind, Body & Soul Urban Line Dancers at Center Street

So you think you can dance? Sure you can! Mind,…

2:00 PM
Miss Kim's Amazing Animals at Washington Park

Miss Kim encourages you to interact with live animals from…

2:00 PM
Magician Rick Allen - Beyond Belief at Mitchell Street

You'll gasp with amazement as Magician Rick makes things magically…

August 1, 2019
2:00 PM
Reptiles & Amphibians at Central

Join Schlitz Audubon and experience a hands-on introduction to the…

2:00 PM
Kidsplay Space Show at Villard Square

Laugh out loud as Kidsplay goes to Space! Join us…

August 21, 2019
2:00 PM
Summer Read-in! at Center Street

Work on completing your Summer Reading Program activities! Everyone is…




Special Thanks to Our Coupon Sponsors:

Thank you to our generous coupon sponsors for providing
free or reduced admission to great Milwaukee destinations!

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
Cousins Subs
Festival City Symphony
First Stage Children's Theater
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Ballet
Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee County Parks
Milwaukee County Zoo
Milwaukee Public Museum
Pettit National Ice Center
Pizza Hut
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Wisconsin State Fair