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Help your child join the Super Reader Squad!
It's fun, free, and easy.
       
 
Read, Create, Discover!

June 1 - August 31, 2022

For ages 12 & younger

Visit any Milwaukee Public Library branch to register. Your child or teen can choose a free book and you can pick up bus tickets to help your family read, get creative and discover something new this summer.

Or visit any Milwaukee Public Library to register.

 
Questions? Call 414.286.3091 for assistance!

Tips and Tricks for Fun Summer Learning:

  • Read! Read together, read alone, read aloud.
  • Lots of things "count" as reading. Click here for Fun Ways to Read [English | Spanish]
  • Let your child choose what they want to read.
  • Ask questions and talk about what you read, create, and discover this summer.
  • You're never too young to be a Super Reader. Babies toddlers, and preschoolers can participate, too. Singing, rhyming, looking at pictures, playing with books, listening to a story...it all "counts" and helps young children get ready to read.
  • Grown-ups have fun reading in summer, too! Consider signing 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.
  • Libraries have lots of free digital resources available to help students read, create, & discover.
  • Library staff is dedicated to motivating children to read, even from a distance! Check out our virtual summer events so we can stay connected.

Resources you can download or print:

 

 



Upcoming Summer Childrens' Programs

July 12, 2022
6:00 PM
Music in the courtyard at Zablocki

Join the Microcosm Ensemble for 'Meet the Instruments': A performance…

July 18, 2022
10:00 AM
5-Minute Ice Cream at Washington Park

Learn to make five-minute ice cream using a proven…

July 20, 2022
4:30 PM
Tween Tech Time at Zablocki

Tech time allows tweens to explore and discover basic concepts…

July 28, 2022
2:00 PM
Super Reader Squad Virtual Dance Party! at Virtual

Click here to register:  https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_l9_Hi6j-Tw6BPIIZRZCyfg  After registering, you will receive an…

August 22, 2022
5:00 PM
Seed Starting at Washington Park

Make your own a seed starter to grow new plant life…

August 24, 2022
4:00 PM
Be Your Own Architect at Zablocki

What geometric shapes will you build?  Build a 3-D structure. …