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Welcome from City Librarian Paula Kiely

Have you joined the Super Reader Squad this summer? Summer reading has a new look this year! After 10 years, the library has rebooted the Super Reader Summer Reading program by introducing the new Super Reader Squad.

While we still invite children, friends and family to join the Super Reader Squad - Alpha, Dewey, Blink, Fan and Turner - to read, learn and connect at the library, we're inviting everyone in the community to join as well.

Businesses, community organizations, the many sponsors and partners of the Milwaukee Public Library, are all joining together to be part of the squad. We invite you to join our team because we believe that a strong city is a city that reads.

The Super Reader Squad reading program is for children ages 12 and under. Teens can sign up for the Teen Summer Challenge that includes reading as well as other exciting activities. And adults are encouraged to join the Book by Book adult summer reading program.

The programs run May 14 through August 25. Sign up online or in person at your local Milwaukee Public Library. We look forward to seeing you this summer!



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