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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.

 

 

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Upcoming Summer Childrens' Programs

June 18, 2018
2:00 PM
Miss Kim's Amazing Animals at Atkinson

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

2:00 PM
Tom Burgermeister Magic at Zablocki

Watch as Magician Tom Burgermeister masters the mysteries of magic sometimes…

June 19, 2018
12:30 PM
The Princess of Magic at Washington Park

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

2:00 PM
Korean Drumming at East

Students will use their hands and special sticks to learn about…

2:00 PM
Miss Kim's Amazing Animals at Bay View

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

2:00 PM
Neighborhood Juneteenth Celebration at Martin Luther King

June 20, 2018
12:30 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…

June 21, 2018
1:00 PM
Ina Onilu Drum & Dance 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 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 at Zablocki

Make some noise and some waves in this fun and…

June 26, 2018
12:30 PM
Miss Kim's Amazing Animals at Washington Park

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

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
Korean Drumming at Martin Luther King

Korean DrummingStudents will use their hands and special sticks to…

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…

2:00 PM
Reptiles & Amphibians at Mitchell Street

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

2:00 PM
Juggler Steve Girman at Tippecanoe

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

June 28, 2018
1:00 PM
Magician Rick Allen at Villard Square

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

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

Miss Kim's Amazing AnimalsMiss Kim encourages you to interact with…

July 2, 2018
2:00 PM
Ina Olu Drum & Dance at Atkinson

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

2:00 PM
Roll & Rock! with Kidsplay at Zablocki

Kidsplay steps into the world of rock and roll with…

July 3, 2018
12:30 PM
Sounds Like Science at Washington Park

Presented by Mad Science Make some noise and some waves in…

2:00 PM
Beaks & Talons at East

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

2:00 PM
Roll & Rock! with Kidsplay at Bay View

Kidsplay steps into the world of rock and roll with…

2:00 PM
Miss Kim's Amazing Animals at Martin Luther King

Miss Kim's Amazing AnimalsMiss Kim encourages you to interact with…




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