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How to help children become Super Readers



 
Beginning May 14, 2018 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 or window cling to let the city know they are part of the Super Reader Squad and are reading to dodge the dreaded Mind Munchers!
  • 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:

Join the Super Reader Squad this summer! It’s fun, free, and easy!

The Milwaukee Public Library Super Reader Summer Reading Program begins May 14. Your child will be coming home with a Super Reader Reading Log. You can also pick one up at any Milwaukee Public Library location or sign up online at www.mpl.org/summerreading. The choice is yours! Children can start tracking their reading starting May 14. Visit any Milwaukee Public Library to collect prizes starting June 11. Kids have until August 31 to complete the Super Reader program and claim their prizes.

The Super Reader program helps children 12 and younger earn great prizes for reading during the summer. Children can choose what they read and read for fun! Joke books, comic books, magazines, sports books, online reading…it all counts! Reading independently, being read to, and listening to audio books all count as reading. As children track time spent reading, they earn prizes including food coupons, free or reduced admission to local attractions, a prize book of their choice, and more!

Summer Reading makes a huge difference when children go back to school in the fall. Children can lose 2-3 months in reading skills if they don’t read over the summer. This summer learning loss can add up, leaving some children years behind as they get older. Join the Super Reader Squad and help children across Milwaukee avoid this loss by reading in summer!

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 read and relax. A library card is NOT required to sign up for Super Reader! However, if you want to get one, just stop in and ask about getting a free library card for you or your child. Visit www.mpl.org/summerreading to learn more!


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

“It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s…the Super Reader Squad! The Milwaukee Public Library has some cool new side-kicks this summer. Alpha, Dewey, Blink, Fan, and Turner are counting on YOU to join the Super Reader Squad and DEFEAT THE MIND MUNCHERS. You can sign up now at any Milwaukee Public Library or online. It’s fun, free, and easy! And the best part is…you can choose what you read! Wait. Did we mention there are prizes? We want every kid at [insert school name] to join the squad. All you’ve got to do is read this summer. Visit www.mpl.org to get started!”





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Brewers Community Foundation
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Stella H. Jones Foundation
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Bader Philanthropies
Anon Charitable Trust
Gustav and Gladys Kindt Foundation
Charles D. Ortgiesen Foundation