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Help your students join the Super Reader Squad!

(for students grade 6 and younger)
(7th to 12th grade educators check out our Teen Summer Challenge)

Below are resources to help your students beat summer learning loss, earn cool prizes, and fuel a love of reading over the summer.

It’s fun, free, and easy!



 
Super Reader Squad Promotional Tool Kit for Schools and Educators:

EARLY IN THE SUMMER

  • Share summer learning info with your students and their families. Use our toolkit above as a starting point.
  • Families can mix and match any combination of fun activities and reading.
  • Students keep track online or by contacting the library at MPLSummer2milwaukee.gov
  • All reading counts. Independent reading, read-alouds, audiobooks, etc.
  • Encourage teens to participate in our Teen Summer Challenge.

OVER THE SUMMER

  • Encourage families to tune in to our free, virtual programs.
  • Your connection with your students is invaluable. An encouraging check-in from a caring adult who knows them can go a long way towards helping a child continue reading and learning over the summer. Consider following up with families to ask how students are doing with summer reading.
  • Sign up for MPL's adult summer reading program, Book by Book.

 

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.





Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors:

Brewers Community Foundation
Ralph Evinrude Foundation, Inc.
Stella H. Jones Foundation
We Energies Foundation
Bader Philanthropies
Anon Charitable Trust
Gustav and Gladys Kindt Foundation
Gene and Ruth Posner Foundation, Inc.