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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.

How to help your child become a Super Reader


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  • 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.

 

 

Resources you can download or print:

 



Upcoming Summer Childrens' Programs

June 13, 2016
6:00 PM
Buddy Pajama Story Time at East

Join Buddy the Super Reader Dog for a special PJ…

6:30 PM
Buddy Pajama Story Time at Bay View

Join Buddy the Super Reader Dog for a special PJ…

6:30 PM
Buddy Pajama Story Time at Tippecanoe

Join Buddy the Super Reader Dog for a special PJ…

June 14, 2016
10:30 AM
Amazing Eyes Story Time at Central

Learn all about eyes at this special story time with…

6:30 PM
Buddy Pajama Story Time at Washington Park

Join Buddy the Super Reader Dog for a special PJ…

June 16, 2016
10:30 AM
Buddy Pajama Story Time at Mill Road

Join Buddy the Super Reader Dog for a special PJ Story…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Bay View

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Forest Home

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Atkinson

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

10:30 AM
Buddy Pajama Story Time at Center Street

Join Buddy the Super Reader Dog for a special PJ…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Washington Park

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

June 17, 2016
10:00 AM
Preschool Story Time at Martin Luther King

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Villard Square

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

June 18, 2016
1:00 PM
Buddy Pajama Story Time at Atkinson

Join Buddy the Super Reader Dog for a special PJ…

June 20, 2016
12:30 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Fox and Branch at Washington Park

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

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: Fox and Branch at Washington Park

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

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 Villard Square

Steve Girman mixes juggling, music and storytelling into a captivating…

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

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

June 21, 2016
12:45 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Ms. Kim's Amazing Animals at Bay View

Interact with live animals from small mammals to reptiles!

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Jeremy Bryan of Figureheads at Martin Luther King

Jeremy Bryan is an award-winning artist and author.  Be inspired…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Ms. Kim's Amazing Animals at Bay View

Interact with live animals from small mammals to reptiles!

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Fire and Ice with Mad Science at East

See impressive science experiments that include foggy dry ice storms…

June 22, 2016
12:30 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Ready Readers with Kidsplay at Capitol

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

1:45 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Ready Readers with Kidsplay at Capitol

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

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

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

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Mind, Body and Soul Line Dancing at Center Street

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

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

Steve Girman mixes juggling, music and storytelling into a captivating…

June 23, 2016
1:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Jeremy Bryan of Figureheads at Mill Road

Jeremy Bryan is an award-winning artist and author. Be inspired…




Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors:


 



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