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Help your child join the Super Reader Squad!
Get your teen connected to the Teen Summer Challenge!
It's fun, free, and easy.
Read, Create, Discover!

June 1 - August 31, 2023

Visit any Milwaukee Public Library branch to register. Your child or teen can choose a free book and find out more ways to read, create, and discover 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 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 caregiver.
  • Libraries have lots of free digital resources available to help students read, create, & discover.
  • Library staff is dedicated to motivating children to read. Check out our summer events so we can stay connected!

Resources you can download or print:




Upcoming Summer Childrens' Programs

No events this week. Please take a look at our full calendar for a complete schedule of summer reading events!