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How to help your child become a Super Reader


 
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 you.
  • Receive a yard sign to let the city know you are a Super Reader and are reading to defeat Dr. Brain Drain!
  • Earn food coupons, free admission to fun places around town, and a free book for your home as you read.
  • Join us each week for special events and classes featuring magicians, live animals, pirates and more!
  • Read about Raina Johnson's experience as a Super Reader Mom on the Metroparent Kitchen Table Blog.

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.

 

 

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Upcoming Summer Childrens' Programs

June 26, 2017
12:30 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Ms. Kim's Amazing Animals at Zablocki

Interact with live animals from small mammals to reptiles!

1:45 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Ms. Kim's Amazing Animals at Zablocki

Interact with live animals from small mammals to reptiles!

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Juggler Steve Girman at Atkinson

Watch Steve Girman mix juggling, music and storytelling into a…

June 27, 2017
12:30 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Ms. Kim's Amazing Animals at Washington Park

Interact with live animals from small mammals to reptiles!

1:45 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Ms. Kim's Amazing Animals at Washington Park

Interact with live animals from small mammals to reptiles!

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Library Laughs with Browser the Library Lion at Bay View

Enjoy jokes, riddles and lots of fun.  Watch books come…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Amani's World at Martin Luther King

Learn through music, storytelling, and fun times with Amani's World…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Magician Rick Allen at East

You'll gasp with amazement when a beautiful white dove and…

June 28, 2017
12:30 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Pirates Away with Kidsplay at Capitol

Explore the world of two of the most unknown pirates…

1:45 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Pirates Away with Kidsplay at Capitol

Explore the world of two of the most unknown pirates…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Browser's Birthday Bash at Forest Home

Celebrate our newly redesigned library mascot, Browser.  Enjoy games, activities,…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Mr. Pickles at Tippecanoe

Trumpeter, singer, songwriter, percussionist, author, storyteller, entertainer...from his nose to…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Let's Leave it to the Beavers! with Wehr Nature Center Outreach at Center Street

Learn about the extraordinary lives of beavers through interactive theater,…

June 29, 2017
12:30 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Ms. Kim's Amazing Animals at Mill Road

Interact with live animals from small mammals to reptiles!

1:45 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Ms. Kim's Amazing Animals at Mill Road

Interact with live animals from small mammals to reptiles!

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Musician Laura Doherty at Villard Square

Laura Doherty will acoustically rock your world with breezy folk-pop…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Book Jacket Bingo at Central

Play Bingo based on contemporary children's literature.

July 3, 2017
2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Book Jacket Bingo at Zablocki

Play Bingo based on contemporary children's literature.

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Fox and Branch at Atkinson

Kick up your heels to the fiddlin' good music of…

July 5, 2017
12:30 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Amani's World at Capitol

Learn through music, storytelling, and fun times with Amani's World…

1:45 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Amani's World at Capitol

Learn through music, storytelling, and fun times with Amani's World…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Book Jacket Bingo at Forest Home

Play Bingo based on contemporary children's literature.

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Let's Leave it to the Beavers! with Wehr Nature Center Outreach at Tippecanoe

Learn about the extraordinary lives of beavers through interactive theater,…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Traveling Lantern Theatre Company at Center Street

The Ribbles need a new home for their family!  Play…

July 6, 2017
2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Let's Leave it to the Beavers! with Wehr Nature Center Outreach at Mill Road

Learn about the extraordinary lives of beavers through interactive theater,…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Amani's World at Villard Square

Learn through music, storytelling, and fun times with Amani's World…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Traveling Lantern Theatre Company at Central

The Ribbles need a new home for their family! Play…

July 10, 2017
2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Fox and Branch at Zablocki

Kick up your heels to the fiddlin' good music of…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Musician Patty Shukla at Atkinson

Join our all-ages music show with award-winning children's musician and…

July 11, 2017
12:30 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Magician Rick Allen at Washington Park

You'll gasp with amazement when a beautiful white dove and…




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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