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How to help your child become a Super Reader


 
Beginning May 14, 2018 visit any Milwaukee Public Library to sign-up and receive a folder to track the minutes you read or have someone read to you.
  • 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.

Resources you can download or print:


Upcoming Summer Childrens' Programs

June 20, 2018
12:30 PM
The Princess of Magic at Capitol

This magicienne is not your ordinary princess! Marvel and laugh during…

1:45 PM
The Princess of Magic at Capitol

This magicienne is not your ordinary princess! Marvel and laugh during…

2:00 PM
The Figureheads at Mitchell Street

Be inspired by the beats, rhymes and stories that encourage lifelong…

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

Miss Kim encourages you to interact with live animals from small…

2:00 PM
Magician Rick Allen at Center Street

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

2:00 PM
Pop-Up Program Wednesdays at Atkinson

Venture to the library each Wednesday to find out what…

6:00 PM
Juega y aprende at Zablocki

La heladería: Ponte el delantal, arremángate la camisa y agarra…

June 21, 2018
10:30 AM
Twinkle & Glow Story Time at Atkinson

Learn about stars and animals that twinkle and glow.  Sing…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Bay View

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and fingerplays all…

2:00 PM
Ina Onilu Drum & Dance Ensemble at Villard Square

Enjoy the sights and sounds of West African dance and drumming.

2:00 PM
The Figureheads at Central

Be inspired by the beats, rhymes and stories that encourage lifelong…

June 23, 2018
10:30 AM
Fun With Bubbles at Washington Park

At this bubbly story time we will read fun bubble…

10:30 AM
Saturdays at Central at Central

Down on the Farm: Let's all work the farm together, because…

11:00 AM
Family Book Club at Bay View

Join us at the library for a kid-friendly book club!…

2:00 PM
Saturday Afternoons at Central for 'Tweens at Central

Build with LEGO Bricks: We'll provide the LEGO bricks, you provide…

June 25, 2018
2:00 PM
Amani's World at Atkinson

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

2:00 PM
Sounds Like Science Presented by Mad Science at Zablocki

Make some noise and some waves in this fun and…

June 26, 2018
1:30 PM
Paws to Read at Atkinson

Read out loud to a cuddly canine! The Alliance of…

2:00 PM
The Princess of Magic at East

This magicienne is not your ordinary princess! Marvel and laugh during…

2:00 PM
The Figureheads at Bay View

Be inspired by the beats, rhymes and stories that encourage lifelong…

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

Miss Kim encourages you to interact with live animals from small…

2:00 PM
Korean Drumming at Martin Luther King

Students will use their hands and special sticks to learn…

4:00 PM
Build with LEGO Bricks at Zablocki

Get the creativity flowing using LEGO bricks. Join others and…

6:00 PM
Summer Sing-a-long Series at Tippecanoe

Mulan: Be our guest for favorite family films! Come in…

June 27, 2018
12:30 PM
Mind, Body & Soul Urban Line Dancers at Capitol

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

12:45 PM
Miss Kim's Amazing Animals at Center Street

Miss Kim encourages you to interact with live animals from small…

1:45 PM
Mind, Body & Soul Urban Line Dancers at Capitol

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

2:00 PM
Reptiles & Amphibians with Schlitz Audubon at Mitchell Street

Experience a hands-on introduction to the snakes, turtles, lizards, frogs…

2:00 PM
Juggler Steve Girman at Tippecanoe

Watch Steve Girman mix juggling, music and storytelling into a captivating…

2:00 PM
Miss Kim's Amazing Animals at Center Street

Miss Kim encourages you to interact with live animals from small…




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Brewers Community Foundation
Ralph Evinrude Foundation, Inc.
Stella H. Jones Foundation
We Energies Foundation
Bader Philanthropies
Anon Charitable Trust
Gustav and Gladys Kindt Foundation
Charles D. Ortgiesen Foundation