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Book by Book:
Adult Summer Reading

Book by Book: Adult Summer Reading

June 1 - August 31, 2022

Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) is here to help grown-ups celebrate this summer with the best books around. Read or listen to five books between June 1 – August 31, 2022 and be entered to win a fantastic prize.

  • To sign up, visit any MPL location for a reading log. Receive a coupon* for one free used book from the Friends of Milwaukee Public Library (while supplies last). 
    * Redeemable at any MPL location
  • Keep track of your books & activities on a reading log.
  • Return the completed log to any Milwaukee Public library by Wednesday, August 31 and enter for a chance to win a prize.
  • One entry per participant (paper or online). Ages 18+
  • For more information on additional reading challenges and prize opportunities, visit mpl.org/bookbybook or on your Beanstack account.

 


The Book by Book Adult Summer Reading Program supports the library’s goal of creating a city of readers and lifelong learners by encouraging adults to read based on their interests, visit the library during the summer, and model positive reading habits. Past program participants have shared that the program helped reignite their passion for reading with the added benefit of fun prizes!


A special thank you to our 2022 prize sponsors!

A Taste of Lindsay Heights | Bronzeville Collective MKE | Buffalo Boss Wings Organic Wings | Confectionately Yours | Fit 4 You MKE | Funky Fresh Spring Rolls | Ian's Pizza | The Ladle Lady | Lion's Tooth | Mac's Pet Depot Barkery | Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra| Moonlit OaksNiche Book Bar | North Point Lighthouse Museum | Outpost Natural Foods | Riverwest Pizza | Tippecanoe Herbs | Twisted Plants | Urban Ecology Center | Ursa | Voyageur Book Shop | Wioletta's Polish Market

 


 

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