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How to help your child become a Super Reader


 
Beginning May 16, 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.

 

 

Resources you can download or print:

 



Upcoming Summer Childrens' Programs

July 27, 2016
12:30 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Fox and Branch at Capitol

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

1:45 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Fox and Branch at Capitol

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

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Korean Drumming at Center Street

Students will use their hands and special sticks to learn…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Duke Otherwise at Forest Home

Duke Otherwise is a playful wordsmith, a spirited performer, a…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: R.E.T.C. - Reptile Education Through Contact at Tippecanoe

Experience the beauty and wonder of the reptile world.  See/feel…

July 28, 2016
1:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Mind, Body and Soul Line Dancing at Mill Road

So you think you can dance? Mind, Body & Soul…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Reptiles and Amphibians with Schlitz Audobon Nature Center at Central

Students will get a hands-on look at the snakes, turtles,…

2:15 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Mind, Body and Soul Line Dancing at Mill Road

So you think you can dance? Mind, Body & Soul…

August 1, 2016
12:30 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Duke Otherwise at Washington Park

Duke Otherwise is a playful wordsmith, a spirited performer, a…

1:45 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Duke Otherwise at Washington Park

Duke Otherwise is a playful wordsmith, a spirited performer, a…

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

Play bingo based on contemporary children's literature.

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Ready Readers with Kidsplay at Zablocki

Two bold super heroes find themselves without their amazing powers. …

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: R.E.T.C. - Reptile Education Through Contact at Atkinson

Experience the beauty and wonder of the reptile world.  See/feel…

August 2, 2016
2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Fitting In Fitness with Kidsplay at Martin Luther King

Healthy living has never been this much fun!  Your abs…

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

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

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Buggy Olympics with Wehr Nature Center Outreach at East

This program combines putting on a show, competition and bugs! …

August 3, 2016
12:30 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Magician Rick Allen at Capitol

Gasp with amazement when a beautiful white dove and rabbit…

1:45 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Magician Rick Allen at Capitol

Gasp with amazement when a beautiful white dove and rabbit…

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

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

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: Pirates Away with Kidsplay at Tippecanoe

Explore the world of two of the most unknown pirates…

August 4, 2016
2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Magician Rick Allen at Central

Gasp with amazement when a beautiful white dove and rabbit…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: R.E.T.C. - Reptile Education Through Contact at Mill Road

Experience the beauty and wonder of the reptile world. See/feel…

August 8, 2016
12:30 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Magician Rick Allen at Washington Park

Gasp with amazement when a white dove and rabbit magically…

1:45 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Magician Rick Allen at Washington Park

Gasp with amazement when a white dove and rabbit magically…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Ready Readers with Kidsplay at Villard Square

Two bold super heroes find themselves without their amazing powers. …

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Duke Otherwise at Atkinson

Duke Otherwise is a playful wordsmith, a spirited performer, a…

August 9, 2016
2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Magician Rick Allen at Martin Luther King

Gasp with amazement when a beautiful white dove and rabbit…

August 10, 2016
12:30 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Duke Otherwise at Capitol

Duke Otherwise is a playful wordsmith, a spirited performer, a…

12:30 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Ms. Kim's Amazing Animals at Center Street

Interact with live animals from small mammals to reptiles!




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Ralph Evinrude Foundation, Inc.
We Energies Foundation
Bader Philanthropies
Stella H. Jones Foundation
Anon Charitable Trust
Herbert D. Hentzen
Gustav and Gladys Kindt Foundation