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How to help your child become a Super Reader


 
Beginning May 15, 2017 visit any Milwaukee Public Library to sign-up and receive a folder to track the minutes you read or have someone read to you.
  • Receive a yard sign to let the city know you are a Super Reader and are reading to defeat Dr. Brain Drain!
  • 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!
  • Read about Raina Johnson's experience as a Super Reader Mom on the Metroparent Kitchen Table Blog.

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

July 20, 2017
2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: R.E.T.C. (Reptile Education Through Contact) at Mill Road

Experience the beauty and wonder of the reptile world.  Feel…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Ms. Kim's Amazing Animals at Villard Square

Interact with live animals from small mammals to reptiles!

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Fox and Branch at Central

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

July 24, 2017
2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Traveling Lantern Theatre Company at Zablocki

The Ribbles need a new home for their family!  Play…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Beautiful Butterflies at Atkinson

Learn about butterflies and create your own butterfly art project.

July 25, 2017
12:30 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Traveling Lantern Theatre Company at Washington Park

The Ribbles need a new home for their family!  Play…

1:45 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Traveling Lantern Theatre Company at Washington Park

The Ribbles need a new home for their family!  Play…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Mr. Pickles at Bay View

Trumpeter, singer, songwriter, percussionist, author, storyteller, entertainer...from his nose to…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Kaytales at Martin Luther King

Kay Elmsley-Weeden blends Spanish and English in the funny and…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Amani's World at East

Learn through music, storytelling, and fun times with Amani's World…

July 26, 2017
12:30 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Book Jacket Bingo at Capitol

Play Bingo based on contemporary children's literature.

1:45 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Book Jacket Bingo at Capitol

Play Bingo based on contemporary children's literature.

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Let's Leave it to the Beavers! with Wehr Nature Center Outreach at Forest Home

Learn about the extraordinary lives of beavers through interactive theater,…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Summer Fun on the Farm at Tippecanoe

GEE Funny Farm will bring a variety of barnyard animals…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: LEGOs! at Center Street

We provide the LEGOs, you provide the creativity!  Bring your…

July 27, 2017
2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Fan Mail Frenzy at Mill Road

Put your own message in a fan mail package for…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Juggler Steve Girman at Villard Square

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

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Fan Mail Frenzy at Central

Put your own message in a fan mail package for some…

July 31, 2017
2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Let's Leave it to the Beavers! with Wehr Nature Center Outreach at Zablocki

Learn about the extraordinary lives of beavers through interactive theater,…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Library Laughs with Browser the Library Lion at Atkinson

Enjoy jokes, riddles and lots of fun.  Watch books come…

August 1, 2017
12:30 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Book Jacket Bingo at Washington Park

Play Bingo based on contemporary children's literature.

1:45 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Book Jacket Bingo at Washington Park

Play Bingo based on contemporary children's literature.

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Book Jacket Bingo at Bay View

Play Bingo based on contemporary children's literature.

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Browser's Birthday Bash at Martin Luther King

Celebrate our newly redesigned library mascot, Browser.  Enjoy games, activities,…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Ready Readers with Kidsplay at East

Two bold super heroes find themselves without their amazing powers. …

August 2, 2017
12:30 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Ms. Kim's Amazing Animals at Capitol

Interact with live animals from small mammals to reptiles!

1:45 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Ms. Kim's Amazing Animals at Capitol

Interact with live animals from small mammals to reptiles!

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Musician Laura Doherty at Forest Home

Laura Doherty will acoustically rock your world with breezy folk-pop…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Traveling Lantern Theatre Company at Tippecanoe

The Ribbles need a new home for their family!  Play…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Book Jacket Bingo at Center Street

Play Bingo based on contemporary children's literature.




Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors:

Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundation, Inc.
Ralph Evinrude Foundation, Inc.
Hitler Family Fund
We Energies Foundation
Bader Philanthropies
Stella H. Jones Foundation
United Way of Greater Milwaukee
CT Charitable Fund
Gustav and Gladys Kindt Foundation