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How to help children become Super Readers


 
Beginning May 15, 2017 visit any Milwaukee Public Library to sign-up and receive a folder to track the minutes you read or have someone read to them.
  • Children receive a yard sign/window cling to let the city know they are a Super Reader and are reading to defeat Dr. Brain Drain!
  • Children earn food coupons, free admission to fun places around town, and a free book for home as they read.
  • The library also has weekly special events and classes featuring magicians, live animals, music and more!

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.

Resources you can copy and paste, download, or print:

Parent letter/newsletter/e-newsletter: suggested message
For Grades K through 6:

It’s Summer Reading time!  It’s free, fun and easy! 

The Milwaukee Public Library Super Reader Summer Reading Program begins May 15.  Your child will be coming home with a Super Reader folder or you can pick one up at any Milwaukee Public Library location.  New this year—sign up online at www.mpl.org the choice is yours!   Children can start tracking their reading beginning May 15 – the first day of the program. Visit any Milwaukee Public Library to collect prizes starting June 13.  Kids have until August 31 to complete the Super Reader program and collect prizes. 

The Super Reader program helps children 12 and younger track the time they spend reading or being read to.  As children read they earn prizes such as food coupons, tickets to local attractions, a free book and more!  Magazines, comic books, sports books, joke books, audiobook and e-books count for reading! 

Summer Reading makes a huge difference when children go back to school! Children can lose 2-3 months in reading skills if they don’t read over the summer. And this loss can add up, leaving some children years behind as they get older.  Just by reading in summer children avoid this loss!

Children also learn more when they do more. The Milwaukee Public Library has hundreds of free in-library events all summer, books and computers for use and comfortable places to relax and read.

A library card is NOT required to sign up for Super Reader Summer Reading, but if you want to get one, stop in and ask about getting your free library card!

Visit www.mpl.org for more information.  


School announcements and/or auto-dial suggested message:
For Grades K through 6

“It’s time to sign up for the Milwaukee Public Library’s Super Reader summer reading program. It’s easy, free, and fun and will help you do better in school! Did we mention there are prizes? At (insert school name), we want our students reading all summer long!”  Visit www.mpl.org to get started!  





Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors:

Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundation, Inc.
Ralph Evinrude Foundation, Inc.
Hitler Family Fund
We Energies Foundation
Bader Philanthropies
Stella H. Jones Foundation
United Way of Greater Milwaukee
CT Charitable Fund
Gustav and Gladys Kindt Foundation