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Sign up in person at any Milwaukee Public Library or online

MAY 15 - AUGUST 26, 2017

YOU choose what to do

  • Video making workshops
  • Read books, magazines, or graphic novels
  • Gaming, technology, and more


Create a Book Trailer

  • Win a laptop or an iPad
  • Earn prizes: books, headphones, State Fair tickets, food coupons, and so much more
  • Attend a Red Carpet Awards Event

Explore your interests, discover new talents, earn great prizes, and hang out with friends. It’s #MPLTeenSummerChallenge



June 13–July 29

Love making videos? Make a trailer for your favorite book. Enter it into the MPL Teen Summer Challenge Book Trailer Competition for a chance to win great prizes.

  • Enter on your own or with up to four friends.
  • Choose any book and create a trailer*.
  • Attend a FREE workshop to help create your trailer. Workshops are led by UWM film students. 
  • Submit your entry online beginning June 13.

*Check out to see examples.


Book Trailer Competition Prizes* 

​Prizes for submitting an entry
Phone charger or headphones

1st Place
$100 Amazon gift cards for each team member

2nd Place
$50 Amazon gift cards for each team member

3rd Place
$25 Amazon gift cards for each team member

*Prizes will be awarded at the Red Carpet Awards Event


Red Carpet Awards Event

Friday, August 11
Centennial Hall, 733 N. Eighth St., 5–8 pm

Dress in your finest and get ready for your Red Carpet debut—it’s the
#MPLTeenSummerChallenge Book Trailer Competition Red Carpet Awards Event!

This Oscars®-style event will feature screenings of the Book Trailer Competition finalist submissions. A panel of judges will select the winners. See if
your name is in the envelope for first place!


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