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Help your child join the Super Reader Squad!
It's fun, free, and easy.
 
Read, Create, Discover!

May 21 - August 31, 2020

For ages 12 & younger

Mix and match any combination of fun summer learning activities and reading. Keep track of your progress on paper or online!

 
Questions? Email MPLSummer@milwaukee.gov for assistance!

Tips and Tricks for Fun Summer Learning:

  • Read! Read together, read alone, read aloud.
  • Lots of things "count" as reading. Click here for Fun Ways to Read English | Spanish
  • Let your child choose what they want to read.
  • Ask questions and talk about what you read, create, and discover this summer.
  • You're never too young to be a Super Reader. Babies toddlers, and preschoolers can participate, too. Singing, rhyming, looking at pictures, playing with books, listening to a story...it all "counts" and helps young children get ready to read.
  • Grown-ups have fun reading in summer, too! Consider signing up for MPL's adult summer reading program Book by Book.

 

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.
  • Libraries have lots of free digital resources available to help students read, create, & discover.
  • Library staff is dedicated to motivating children to read, even from a distance! Check out our virtual summer events so we can stay connected.

Resources you can download or print:

 



Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors:

Brewers Community Foundation
Luedke-Smith Fund at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Bader Philanthropies
Stella H. Jones Foundation
Thomas O'Connell
Ralph Evinrude Foundation, Inc.
We Energies Foundation
Anon Charitable Trust
A.O. Smith Foundation
Gustav and Gladys Kindt Foundation
Gene and Ruth Posner Foundation, Inc. 

Upcoming Summer Childrens' Programs

July 9, 2020
2:00 PM
Juggler Steve Girman at Virtual

Enjoy a fun-filled juggling show with Steve Girman!   

July 14, 2020
July 15, 2020
July 16, 2020
2:00 PM
Mind, Body & Soul Dancers: Urban Line Dancing at Virtual

So you think you can dance? Sure you can! Mind,…

July 21, 2020
2:00 PM
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music at Virtual

Join Educators from the Wisconin Conservatory of Music for all sorts…

July 22, 2020
2:00 PM
Wehr Nature Center presents Nature in the Parks at Virtual

Educators from Wehr Nature Center bring nature to the virtual world…

July 23, 2020
2:00 PM
The Teenie-Tiny How-To Book at Virtual

Do you know something that others need to understand? Come write…

July 28, 2020
July 29, 2020
2:00 PM
Bembé Drum + Dance presents Drum Dream Girl at Virtual

Drum Dream Girl, a Pura Belpré Award-winning book by Margarita Engle,…

July 30, 2020
3:30 PM
The Teenie-Tiny Superhero Book at Virtual

What's your secret superpower? In this class, we'll talk about superheroes…

August 4, 2020
2:00 PM
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music at Virtual

Join Educators from the Wisconin Conservatory of Music for all sorts…

August 6, 2020
2:00 PM
Mind, Body & Soul Dancers: Urban Line Dancing at Virtual

So you think you can dance? Sure you can! Mind,…

August 18, 2020
2:00 PM
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music at Virtual

Join Educators from the Wisconin Conservatory of Music for all sorts…

August 20, 2020
2:00 PM
Mind, Body & Soul Dancers: Urban Line Dancing at Virtual

So you think you can dance? Sure you can! Mind,…