May 14 - August 25, 2018
Why let kids have all the fun? 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 May 14- August 25, 2018 and be entered to win a membership for Milwaukee Film and other fun Milwaukee Public Library goodies.
- 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).
- Keep track of your books on this reading log.
- Return completed log to any MPL by Saturday, August 25 and enter for a chance to win a prize.
- One entry per participant. Ages 18 +
Adult Summer Reading Kickoff & Book Buffet
Milwaukee Public Library is here to help grown-ups celebrate this summer, May 14 - August 25, 2018, with the best books around! Pick-up or turn in your Adult Summer Reading log, enjoy a snack, and discover the best in summer reading with a buffet of books recommended by librarians and perfect for filling up your log, book by book!
1960 W. Atkinson Ave.
Saturday, June 2, 2-4 p.m.
|Martin Luther King
310 W. Locust St.
Thursday, June 7, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Monday, June 11, 5-7 p.m.
3912 S. Howell Ave.
Wednesday, June 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
Tuesday, June 5, 4-5 p.m.
5190 N. 35th St.
Tuesday, June 5, 4-5 p.m.
2320 N. Cramer St.
Tuesday, June 5, 5-7 p.m.
A special thank you to our 2018 prize sponsors!
Explore Our Booklists:
- Literary Fiction
- Science & Nature
- Current Events
- Self - Help
- Literary Travel Books
- Short Story Collections
- Beach Reads
- Rediscover a Classic
- Wisconsin Author
Fruit of the Drunken Tree
by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
A novel set against the violence of 1990s Columbia follows a sheltered girl and a teen maid, who forge an unlikely friendship as the families of both struggle to maintain stability amidst Bogotâa's rapidly escalating violence.View on CountyCat
by David Bell
When Michael Frazier’s ex-wife, Erica, shows up on his doorstep, saying her 10-year-old daughter is missing—and Michael is the father—Michael, despite his skepticism about being the father, has no choice but to follow the elusive trail of the child he hasView on CountyCat
Give Me Your Hand
by Megan Abbott
A decade after distancing herself from a high school friend, Kit Owens finds herself competing for a coveted research position against her former friend, a competition that threatens to destroy them both.View on CountyCat
The High Season
by Judy Blundell
Forced to rent out her family's seaside home every summer just so they can afford to keep it, Ruthie goes to extreme lengths to protect the life she loves in the wake of a suddenly estranged marriage, the return of an old flame, and her teen daughter's deView on CountyCat
A Place for Us
by Fatima Farheen Mirza
A story of family identity and belonging follows an Indian family through the marriage of their daughter, from the parents' arrival in the United States to the return of their estranged son.View on CountyCat
by Tommy Orange
A novel that grapples with the complex history and identity of Native Americans follows twelve characters, each of whom has private reasons for traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow.View on CountyCat
by Dave Itzkoff
Presents a portrait of Robin Williams that illuminates his comic brilliance and often misunderstood character, sharing insights into his gift for improvisation, his struggles with addiction and depression, and his relationships with friends and family memView on CountyCat
by Stephen King
When a young boy's body is found in the town park, Detective Ralph Anderson finds the evidence and the witnesses all pointing to one of the city's most popular citizens.View on CountyCat
The Death of Mrs Westaway
by Ruth Ware
After erroneously receiving a mysterious letter about a large inheritance, Hal attends the deceaseds funeral and realizes that something is very, very wrong.View on CountyCat